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Today's businesses have to be able to do it all. Above all, businesses should be able to connect with anyone anywhere, no matter what kind of devices they (and their customers) use. At the same time, businesses need to protect themselves from external threats.

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How Small Businesses Can Effectively Use the Sharing Economy

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When used in the right places, any small business can save capital in almost any sector. Outsourcing small tasks. The majority of small services can be outsourced to the lowest-bidding individual through sharing-economy platforms like AskforTask. Business trips.

Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses

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Bplans and Palo Alto Software are strong supporters of entrepreneurs and small business owners. We work with like-minded partners who also want to help your businesses succeed by providing the best tools and content for the job. Your logo is the key to your small business brand.

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

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We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Small Business and Startups: Teams and Transparency | crowdSPRING Blog – crowdspring.co/1d6ad8g.

How a Small Business Can Compete With the Big Guys at SEO

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You’re running a small business. What most small businesses do with SEO is exactly what they shouldn’t do. Avoid these traps, and instead, follow this recipe for small-business SEO success. Start small, with a handful of search terms.

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Small Business and Startups: How Do I Thank You?

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For many small business owners saying thanks to your team is a head-scratcher. Besides, not every business can afford meaningful bonuses for the team and not every business has profits to share in the first place. Mom taught us well.

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

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Now that we’ve got you primed for your next visit to Chicago, settle back and enjoy this great set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account )! We do, after all, love our city.

Public Relations Tips for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs [Webinar Recap]

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To grow a business, most entrepreneurs know that they should be implementing PR strategies. In October, Jennefer published her new book, “The Little Book of Big PR; 100-plus Quick Tips to get your Small Business Noticed.” I’ve been in the business now for about 30 years.

How To Avoid Bad Advice That Can Kill Your Small Business Or Startup

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I mentor other entrepreneurs informally and also through TechStars (Chicago) and Founder Institute. But how do you filter out the noise, focus on good advice, and ignore advice that can kill your business? Related posts: Small Business and Startup Tips: 5 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid.

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

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We so like to talk about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Small Business and Startups: Mind the Gap | crowdSPRING Blog – [link].

[Infographic] The Truth Behind Small Business Lending

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If you’re wondering about how small business view bank loans, this infographic from Chicago, Illinois-based credit card processing fee comparison engine FeeFighters shows that only 42-percent of small businesses see bank loans as a viable financing option.

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

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We so like to talk about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Snapchat for Small Business: Consider 3 Key Factors crowdspring.co/1xWxtu0.

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

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We do love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! How to Map Out the Business That You Want to Build crowdspring.co/1g7wvIh.

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

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We like to talk about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and various random stuff! We are so proud to be a part of the entrepreneurial and technology community in Chicago where we are based. Here we go!

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! How anyone can create a successful online business for next to nothing (Part III) – [link].

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Orazure Hand Roasted Coffee

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I recently got back from a cross-country road trip where I drove from Chicago to Portland, OR. ” So it was a breath of fresh roast (so to speak) to come back home and find this week’s small business spotlight in my inbox.

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Four Important Small Business Insights – Marketing in 2014 – crowdspring.co/1eRYMvL.

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! These 44 Apps Will Make Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners More Productive – crowdspring.co/YGV8Dp.

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Small Business Pinterest Starter Guide (10 tips & tricks on using Pinterest to increase sales) – [link].

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Simply Smart Tech

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If there’s one thing all business owners, from Fortune 500 to the one-man shop small businesses, can agree on, it’s this: security and IT support are absolutely vital. Well, if you happen to be a company in Chicago, search no more!

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! What Small Businesses Can Learn From The World’s Best Brands – [link].

Why Small Towns Are Boons for Small Business

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With most major companies headquartered in urban hubs such as San Francisco, New York, Boston and Chicago, Main Street is not usually the first place that comes to mind when discussing entrepreneurship. What is it about small towns that attracts small businesses?

Small Business and Startups: End-of-Year Mishegoss, 2011 Version

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For those of you unfamiliar with Yiddish, the word ‘mishegoss’ is defined as craziness or senseless activity, and as small business-people we can certainly relate to that concept, particularly as the holidays loom and the year comes to an end.

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Gamification: The buzzword that can ruin your apps and business – [link].

Small business and startups: 5 great self-service HR resources

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The everyday grind of running a business can be tough. I am talking about the nitty-gritty reality of operating a business, paying the bills, washing the dishes, and managing employees. Related posts: Startup tips: 5 great tools for freelancers (and small businesses).

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Small Business Tips: 5 More Great Online Tools (Have I Mentioned These Before?) – crowdspring.co/1y6EixS.

Small Business and Startups: The True “Lean” Movement

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Last week, Ross was contacted by an old friend, Ron May, who publishes an industry newsletter in Chicago and writes extensively about technology, startups, and small business in our region. Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool.

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Empower Your Small Business – NEW edition: marketing, lean business, paid search, #1 mistake – [link].

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Brand NEW edition of Empower Your Small Business, crowdSPRING’s small business newsletter – crowdspring.co/1gnb0N1.

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Four Key Lessons For Entrepreneurs And Small Businesses From The World’s Best Brands – crowdspring.co/19UwkHz.

Twitter Link Roundup #185 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Want to become a better public speaker and promote your business? Business Insider – [link].

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! The graphic above is one frame from an infographic on how small businesses are using social media. How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] – [link]. Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool – [link]. 55 Brilliant Letterpress Business Cards – [link].

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Small business and startup tips: which type is your brand?- Small business and startup tips: which type is your brand?-

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! The image above is an interesting project from Strava, showing a heatmat of bike paths in the Chicago area.

Young Businesses, Not Small Businesses, Create Jobs

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An economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says innovative startups less than four years old are the true leaders in job growth. Politicians, listen up: Young businesses--not small businesses--are most responsible for creating jobs in this country.

Twitter Link Roundup #112 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Small business and startup tips: 5 ways to tune out distractions! What Good Does Design Do For Business? crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Green Envee Organics – [link]. Small business and startup tips: 5 ways to tune out distractions!

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Empower Your Small Business: content marketing, pricing dilemmas, conference call services – crowdspring.co/18PL3mb.

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! 4 Code-Free Steps to Launch Your Business Website – [link]. 70 Awesome Letterpress Business Cards – [link].

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

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Creative Semiotics – [link]. crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Hands Occupied – [link]. 26 Popular Business Card Designs for Startup Entrepreneurs – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #133 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Six Words Of Advice From Small Business Owners to Small Business Owners - [link].