Posts Tagged ‘startups’

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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What is a style guide and how can you create one for your business?

Amanda Bowman | March 20th, 2017

A style guide is a set of rules to follow any time a member of your organization wants to publish, present or promote content for your brand. It answers questions like: What font does your logo use? What colors are approved? When you need an image for a project, what tone and feel should it […]

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How 5 Successful Entrepreneurs Stay Creative While Running a Business

Arielle Kimbarovsky | March 15th, 2017

Successful entrepreneurs share a common trait: they are creative. As I wrote previously: Startups are like roller-coasters. If you run or work at a startup, you experience many highs and lows and you can’t always anticipate what’s ahead. Education and experience help us overcome many difficult situations, but education and experience are rarely enough. To be […]

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How to Find and Hire Highly Effective Employees

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 14th, 2017

We’re fortunate to have built a great team at crowdSPRING. What makes one employee highly effective and another average? For some of our job postings, crowdSPRING receives hundreds of resumes. How do we find the most effective people to join our team? Contrary to the way most companies hire – we never hire the best […]

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