Posts Tagged ‘video’

Use Science To Avoid Bad Business Decisions

Ross Kimbarovsky | May 16th, 2017

If you’ve recently made a bad decision (or a baker’s dozen of them), you are not alone. Not a single person is immune from making bad decisions. Humans make mistakes. Let’s face it, even though we often deny it, we have inherently imperfect judgment. Anxiety, stress and fear can easily distort our choices. In fact, […]

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How Marketing Velocity Can Help You Increase Sales and Revenue

Ross Kimbarovsky | May 11th, 2017

I’ve previously talked about lean marketing – testing your ideas in small batches, listening to feedback, tweaking campaigns, and re-testing. There’s another important concept that complements lean marketing: marketing velocity. Marketing velocity is the speed at which marketing efforts deliver measurable results. Why should you care about marketing velocity? The answer is deceptively simple: speed […]

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Branding Your Business on a Budget: Why Agencies Aren’t Always the Best Option

Ross Kimbarovsky | April 18th, 2017

Most smart entrepreneurs and business owners have small budgets when starting their new business. Yet, if you do some research, you’ll find people suggesting that it’s common to pay $1,000 to $5,000 for a logo design for a new business and $5,000 to $50,000 for a logo design for an established business. Logo design does […]

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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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7 Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn from the World’s Best Brands

Ross Kimbarovsky | April 7th, 2017

Entrepreneurs and small business owners typically don’t believe they can learn anything useful from the biggest and most successful companies in the world. After all, brand building at-scale is typically very different than brand building in the startup and small business world. Nevertheless, smart entrepreneurs and small business owners pay careful attention to important market […]

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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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How to Succeed by Setting Clear Business Goals

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 10th, 2017

A small business that doesn’t set clear long-term goals is doomed to fail. It’s not unusual for small business owners and entrepreneurs to focus on strategies and tactics at the expense of also setting appropriate goals. Often, this happens when you see someone else successfully executing a strategy or tactic – and you try to […]

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How To Choose A Market For Your Startup Or Small Business

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 3rd, 2017

I’m rarely surprised when a young entrepreneur or small business owner hasn’t fully identified how their new business will make money. But I’m always surprised when that entrepreneur or small business owner has a tough time describing the potential customers for their new business’s products and services. After all, without customers, there is no revenue. […]

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3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 2nd, 2017

Time and time again, experts in entrepreneurship and business (often with little to no operating experience of their own) offer formulaic advice on what startups must do to succeed. The truth is that there is no one way to “correctly” start a company. Startups are the epitome of unpredictability and extremes. For every example of […]

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Small Business and Startups: The First Ever crowdSPRING Quiz!

Mike | July 8th, 2013

Now that the 4th of July party is over and we begin the official summer months, many businesses large and small will experience a slowdown in sales, traffic, and customer engagement. Why? Because it’s vacation time, stupid. Because you’ve got a bit of extra time on your hands, I imagine you’ve probably been asking yourself, “What […]

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