Posts Tagged ‘startups’

What Kind of Leader Are You? 7 Business Leadership Styles and How to Become a Better Leader

Katie Lundin | April 28th, 2017

  What does it mean to be a leader? Truthfully, there are as many answers to that question as there are leaders in the world. And, as an entrepreneur, manager or supervisor, it’s incredibly valuable to know your own leadership style- and to understand your own strengths and weaknesses.   The most successful leaders do […]

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The Stories Showdown: Snapchat vs. Instagram

Arielle Kimbarovsky | April 21st, 2017

Social media has changed rapidly in the past year, even more so than it has in previous years. From the uptick of influencer marketing to Instagram’s shift to algorithm based newsfeeds, social media has evolved to fit an entirely different consumer base. One of the more recent changes is the development of “stories”. Initially seen […]

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Unlocking Marketing Trends: How to Leverage Micro-Influencers

Arielle Kimbarovsky | April 12th, 2017

Contracting a celebrity or a big time industry figure to advertise your product or service is often difficult and nearly always, expensive. As a result, few small businesses or startups can afford to leverage influencers. Yet influencer marketing continues to be an effective marketing tactic.We’ve even written previously about how small businesses can benefit from […]

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Why Investing in Design Early is Crucial For Startups

Ross Kimbarovsky | April 12th, 2017

Logo design is often one of the first tasks an entrepreneur needs to outsource when starting a new business. Used to doing most of the work themselves, it can be hard for a small business owner to justify the expense of a professionally designed logo. Though cheaper options such as ready-made design stores and designing […]

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How To Use Design Thinking to Innovate Your Business

Katie Lundin | April 11th, 2017

“How did you come up with that? I could never think of that.” Creative people are often viewed as mysterious, whimsical and ineffable creatures. And yet, the innovation and solutions creativity generates have incredible value. What if I told you that there is a method to the madness? That you, too, can innovate and problem-solve […]

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(Ebook) STAND OUT: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting, Growing, and Managing a Successful Business

Nick Bowersox | April 4th, 2017

Do you ever wonder why one entrepreneur fails while another succeeds? Sometimes, it boils down to luck. But, success and failure is about more than luck. It helps to have an advantage when starting out. Over the past two decades, crowdSPRING Founder and CEO Ross Kimbarovsky has spoken with thousands of entrepreneurs and small business […]

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The Small Business Guide to Crafting The Perfect Tagline or Slogan

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 31st, 2017

Coming up with a great company name for your new small business or startup can be challenging and time-consuming. Coming up with a memorable tagline or slogan can present an even greater challenge. A tagline is supposed to communicate to your customers and potential customers what sets you apart from your competition and also your […]

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13 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World

Katie Lundin | March 31st, 2017

There’s a revolution going on in the world of entrepreneurship. Though business is traditionally considered a man’s world, the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report shows that the number of women-owned businesses in the US has grown at a rate 5 times faster than the national average over the past 9 years. And women-owned businesses are […]

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5 Crowdsourced Designs That Level The Playing Field

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 21st, 2017

Technology has helped close the gap between small businesses and startups and the larger, better-financed competitors they have set out to disrupt. Today, inexpensive and free small business marketing tools, outstanding small business applications from Google, and crowdsourcing have made it possible for startups and small businesses to level the playing field. In some situations, […]

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