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How to Do Your Own PR If You Can’t Afford to Hire an Agency

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Whatever the case, there are tools and strategies you can use as an SMB owner to build your social and PR game plan. Best of all? Crazy, right?

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The Secrets of This Year's Brilliant PR Stunts

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When dreaming up ways to get noticed, consider the lessons behind these top PR stunts. The trick is getting a stunt to cater to both camps.

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Startups: Don't Hire a PR Agency

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Some entrepreneurs get in this fix because they fail to distinguish between PR and other marketing tactics.  Does anyone?   Comments welcome!

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5 Tips for Rocking PR Around the Holidays

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Crain's Chicago Business, etc.). Why shift your public-relations efforts into overdrive? was your industry, up, down, or flat in 2012?

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Chick-fil-A's 5 Most Boneheaded PR Moves

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Here's what went wrong--and how you can avoid a PR disaster. They are: 1. If you don't want to see it, hear it, or read it, don't say it.

Twitter Link Roundup #275 – Fascinating Stuff for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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The 7 scars of an entrepreneur | Chicago Tribune – buff.ly/1RwMT17. We love dreams. We love childhood memories. Now wake up! Once Enjoy!

Twitter Link Roundup #268 – Pristine Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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How to Make a Dent in “The Women Problem” in Chicago – buff.ly/1FKFUQy. Had to experience the joy again? And again? Enjoy! 1Gwz4tZ.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Simply Smart Tech

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Well, if you happen to be a company in Chicago, search no more! This week’s Small Business Spotlight is Simply Smart Tech.

Twitter Link Roundup #288 – Necessary Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

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Chicago’s Design Meat Market – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1JRFqsb. Enjoy! 1g7wvIh. 1MrJksN. 1MKG9PP. 1OnY9yW. 1LrKl17. 1UPpIRf.

Twitter Link Roundup #290 – Seriously. A Ton of Good Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

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We do, after all, love our city. For instance tonight starts the National League Divisional Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and (guess who?)

Twitter Link Roundup #242 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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We are so proud to be a part of the entrepreneurial and technology community in Chicago where we are based. Here we go! Time Enjoy! 1zbCFi3.

Twitter Link Roundup #264 – Quintessential Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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From Chicago’s 1871: Howard Tullman’s heavily caffeinated life crowdspring.co/1EAvVe5. Skin cancer is a scourge. Enjoy! 1xWxtu0.

Twitter Link Roundup #287 – Cool Stuff Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

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Chicago’s Design Meat Market – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1JRFqsb. Enjoy! How to Turn Bad News into Happy Customers crowdspring.co/1IWkA7c.

Twitter Link Roundup #262 – MegaResources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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From Chicago’s 1871: Howard Tullman’s heavily caffeinated life crowdspring.co/1EAvSyW. This is tough stuff to do for any filmmaker.

Twitter Link Roundup #216 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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Good long video interview by Frank Gruber with Jason Fried about Chicago, Basecamp, building great teams & more – crowdspring.co/1gEsBUD.

Twitter Link Roundup #123 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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Start-Up Ecosystem Forms in Chicago – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! – [link]. Yahoo!

Twitter Link Roundup #113 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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Nice feature story via Chicago Tribune on @Ramon_DeLeon – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

Twitter Link Roundup #254 – Sweet, Sweet resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Add More Personality to Your PR & Social Media crowdspring.co/1ydtRa6. Measles, anyone? OK then. Enjoy! 1KU2R4R. 1xUxgHu. 1BPklvz. 1CoYmta.

Twitter Link Roundup #237 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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basic legal considerations for startups | Chicago Tribune – crowdspring.co/1na3gI5. YGV8Dp. YMyCJf. 1mRxdfq. 1pC51rT. 1n6IdGv. 1nMzHMU.

Twitter Link Roundup #215 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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Chicago’s venture funding performance is improving [but] Chicago is still trailing several major metro areas.” 1gnb0N1.

Twitter Link Roundup #136 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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How To Make A Splash In A Sea Of Startups: Tips From Chicago’s Top Accelerator and VC – [link]. Family reunion time? – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #104 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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Startups in Chicago check out this new Q&A site – Chicago Founders – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! – [link]. mW8VsO. link].

Twitter Link Roundup #172 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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Tech Startup City: G2 Crowd in Chicago | Forbes – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

Twitter Link Roundup #222 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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The image above is an interesting project from Strava, showing a heatmat of bike paths in the Chicago area. 1iitwqt. 1rW91oS. Rr3vPY. 1j0I8Qg.

Twitter Link Roundup #235 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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Good long read on the history of Motorola | Chicago magazine – crowdspring.co/1nQMcBM. The video above is from Megan MacKay. 1y6EixS.

Playing with Glass – Changing (and Saving) Lives (Part 2)

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Entrepreneur Zack Price was selected to be a Project Glass Explorer for Google.  He said this.  Good stuff. Check out the tweet that won her the Glass. 

Twitter Link Roundup #198 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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Something new for the Chicago tech community – crowdspring.co/1bXLS29. It was clearly created by someone with a great sense of humor.

Twitter Link Roundup #131 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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Events for women programmers in Chicago – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #118 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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Here’s crowdSPRING’s @chrisdetmer playing an original tune at a recent performance in Chicago – [link]. – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #132 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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Take a Tour of 1871, a New 50,000 sq-ft Coworking Space in Chicago – [link]. Here’s a good guide – [link]. – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #103 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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Sage advice for startups on picking a PR representative – [link]. Love seeing all the VC activity in the Chicago area! Good summary of our discussion yesterday on the Future of Publishing panel in Chicago – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! – [link]. link]. Literally?

Twitter Link Roundup #157 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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Why I Sold My Startup Instead Of Taking VC Money | Built In Chicago -  [link]. Here’s a summary – [link]. What Makes People Happy?

Twitter Link Roundup #102 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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quarter of all Chicago-area mortgages underwater – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! link].

Twitter Link Roundup #203 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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Chicago can be better than Silicon Valley (when it comes to promoting women entrepreneurs) | by Sharon Schneider -  crowdspring.co/18J09d4.

Twitter Link Roundup #194 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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Why Chicago Is A New Hot Spot For Entrepreneurs | Forbes by  @tweetJohnHall  -  crowdspring.co/1dXCsTs. 16LGkmx. Want to Grow Your Business?

Twitter Link Roundup #207 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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An awesome overview of the Chicago tech scene – crowdspring.co/1krnniz. The image above is a very creative ad for Nike. 1cDmk8z. 1cC7HmZ.

Twitter Link Roundup #125 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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What Every Start-up Should Know about PR – [link]. How Chicago Is Beating Silicon Valley At The Patent Game – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #218 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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The image above shows a typical rush hour in Chicago in 1909. Chicago Rush Hour, 1909 – pic.twitter.com/JJP7AwhMzv. 1lL1sTK.

Twitter Link Roundup #108 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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An AMAZING amount of funding activity in Chicago – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! seconds.

Twitter Link Roundup #252 – Sweet resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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50 Chicago tech CEOs, founders, designers & hackers you should follow on Twitter: tinyurl.com/q85zsa7. hope you enjoy! crowdspring.co/1xoOekN.