12 Questions: Meet Mon Paningbatan (Philippines)

crowdSPRING Blog

Mon lives and works in Manila, Philippines. I’m a self-confessed typhophile and iconography aficionado who’s been in the design business for more than 15 years. My past stints among a few include: Illustrator for Children’s books, art director for a magazine, and design consultant at Intellectual Property Philippines. Until I decided to set-up my own shop and bite the creative freedom all designers deserve. How did you become interested in design?

12 Questions: Meet Bryan Blue S. Cuevas (Philippines)

crowdSPRING Blog

Blue lives and works in Manila, Philippines. I’m a quarter of a century years old living in Manila, Philippines. The odd thing is that art and design were never my first choices. I’ve already finished a year in medical technology before I shifted to Fine Arts where I realized that designing is my passion. Moving on… I’ve worked at a couple of design/advertising agencies where I learned the ropes of the trade. graphic design?


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DesignCrowd takes on 99Designs in the US, seeking to grow its crowdsourced design business tenfold

The Next Web

DesignCrowd , the Australia-headquartered crowdsourcing service for designers, has big plans: it wants to grow its business from $10 million to $100 million as quickly as possible – and its first step is to conquer the US. To stand out from the competition presented by the incumbent in the online design services space, DesignCrowd employs a slightly different model of crowdsourcing. This is because design crowdsourcing is so compelling and game-changing.

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Twitter Link Roundup #75 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! 90+ creative advertising & design from January-February 2011 – [link]. Common Design Styles Used in Album Artwork – [link]. Five and a Half Habits of Highly Effective Designers – [link]. Examining The Design Process: Clichés and Idea Generation – [link].

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 8 – Cyber

Steve Blank

Joe Felter , Raj Shah and I designed the class to cover how technology will shape the character and employment of all instruments of national power. Gregory Winger, “ China’s Disinformation Campaign in the Philippines ” The Diplomat , Oct.

What’s Plan B? – The Small, the Agile, and the Many

Steve Blank

This does not bode well for our treaty allies, Japan, the Philippines, and South Korea. Instead, iterative design approaches dominate software design. The design principles that drive software companies are fundamentally different than those that drive industrial organizations.

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3 Cost-Saving Tips for Your Business Website

The Startup Magazine

Things get even more difficult for people who are not tech-savvy and often have to depend on third-party web developers and designers as these service usually come with a big price tag. So if you are a small business owner who need to build your website without paying $10,000 to a web designing company, these 3 tips will help you to get started. On the other hand, a more complex design like Fontwalk will require more advanced features and perhaps a more in depth knowledge of coding.

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Twitter Link Roundup #31 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Common Questions About Design Professionalism – [link]. How to design a successful logo – [link]. Showcase of Textures in Print Design – [link]. How to Kill the Design Community – [link]. So You Call Yourself A Designer? The New Designer Revisited – See If You Agree – [link].

[Singapore][Competition] Applications For 14th Start-Up@Singapore Now Open


Its recent edition attracted more than 3,000 teams and 9,000 participants, both locally as well as from countries such as Australia, Canada, Norway, India, Brunei, Pakistan, Russia, Greece, the Philippines and Indonesia. One of Singapore’s oldest startup competitions – Start-Up@Singapore – is back, this time for its 14th edition.

The Optimizer’s Guide to Web Accessibility


When sites are designed, developed and written with web accessibility in mind, everyone has equal access to online information, products, and opportunities. For example, a key principle of Web accessibility is designing Web sites and software that are flexible to meet different user needs, preferences, and situations. Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures. Designing for Web Accessibility. Create designs for different viewport sizes.

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[Singapore] Remote, Freelance, Online Work Taking Off Here


India and the Philippines had the largest number of freelancers at 340,890 and 85,621 freelancers respectively. Clients in Singapore hired most freelancers from India, United States, Pakistan, United Kingdom and Philippines. Most popular skills in demand by Singapore-based businesses were PHP, graphic design, creative writing, as well as HTML, in the first quarter of 2013.

Survival Tips From A Seasoned Digital Nomad Who Made It Out The Other Side


The exception to that rule is finding an island which is heavily dominated by tourists – such as Boracay in the Philippines – which has the budget to cater for Western needs. Our office in Cebu in the Philippines was obliterated by super typhoon Yolanda, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded which killed more than 6,300 people. by Martin Hunter, co-founder of Free Event Finder. While many consider “ Who Moved My Cheese?

12 Questions: Meet Cyrene Quiamco (USA)

crowdSPRING Blog

I was born in beautiful islands of the Philippines in Bacolod City. I am full time student (taking the max 18 hours every semester) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where I’m working towards a Studio Art: Graphic Design degree. You’re studying design at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Of course, out of all my art courses, I enjoy my graphic design classes most. Graphic design is the least messy art course.

The Snap IPO Happened. What Next LA?

Both Sides of the Table

We not only helped launch the space industry (rockets that put a man on the moon were designed here at JPL, which is why our biggest tech startup employer now is SpaceX!) We are the most diverse city in America — perhaps the world — with 200 nationalities, 100 languages and the largest population outside of a home country for 39 nations around the world including Mexico, South Korea, Armenia, the Philippines, Thailand and many others.

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 14 – Planning– Major General Mike Fenzel

Steve Blank

Joe Felter , Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy.

8 Things To Consider When Choosing Workflow Management Software For Your Business


Is software designed with simple navigation and tools that can be found without fuss? A designer working on a new brochure, for example, might need to view the progress of a copywriter working on the text, but he wouldn’t need to see how the finance department is interacting with the distribution company. From 2009 to 2013, he ran a business process outsourcing firm that provided entrepreneurs with outsourced staff from the Philippines.

[Review] The 4-Hour Workweek


The secret, according to “ The 4-Hour Workweek “, is that he embraces the lifestyle design of the New Rich (NR) which is represented by the acronym DEAL : (D)efinition. In this step, Ferriss provides lots of useful tips on how to outsource life working with virtual assistants from India or Philippines and create what’s called our “muse” – a business that can generate a decent income that fits our TMI.

Your core competency and why not to stray


From administrative services supplied by personal assistants located in India, to designers and producers of prototypes in China, to call centers managed and located in the Philippines, there are efficient, well organized solutions for virtually every process needed by a company to surround its core. Consider your core. It is the one skill, process or advantage you have over your competition.

Founders on a Mission

K9 Ventures

Sooinn and Gunho design their learning tools from compassion, empathy, love, and determination. Todo Math already has over 1M downloads all over the world with almost 50% of the usage coming from Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Philippines). I’ve often repeated that the definition of entrepreneurship is “ Insane perseverance in the face of complete resistance ” (something I learned from my professor and mentor the late Jack Thorne).

Transformify Freelancer Management System (FMS) Partners With Xoxoday to Boost Its Expansion Across Asia

Transformify - Recruiting

Transformify , a UK-based Freelancer Management System (FMS), has partnered up with Xoxoday , an HR Software company based in India that has offices in Singapore, Australia, the US, Ireland and the Philippines, to boost its expansion across Asia.

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Freelancing – A Prelude To Entrepreneurship 


Graphic designers in the Philippines, IT professionals in India and writers in Britain have become easier to engage with. Starting a graphic designing or IT company has costs associated with it – becoming a freelancer doesn’t (except the opportunity cost of ‘rather doing something else’). by Soumik Roy. The talent pool accessible to companies today is global. Logistics isn’t a constraint anymore.

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Daily Deals Still A Big Deal In Asia; All Deals Asia Launches iPhone App


To deal with (pardon the pun) the issue of user fatigue, All Deals Asia – which aggregates deals from over 50 daily deals sites across the Asia Pacific region, including countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Australia – recently launched an iPhone application to allow users to easily browse and compare deals on their iPhones.

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Protect and grow your core competency.


From administrative services supplied by personal assistants located in India, to designers and producers of prototypes in China, to call centers managed and located in the Philippines, there are efficient, well organized solutions for virtually every process needed by a company to surround its core.

Top 5 Fastest - Growing Freelance Platforms in 2020

Transformify - Recruiting

Some freelance platforms offer mostly fixed price gigs like designing a logo, writing a guest blog post, optimizing a Facebook campaign, setting up a Google Ads account and the like. Based in the Philippines, Onlinejobs.ph Given that the gig economy is on the rise and Industry 4.0

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Alfred Jorgensen Laboratory

crowdSPRING Blog

AJL supply these yeasts to breweries in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain, Brazil, Chile, USA, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Korea, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Greece, Belgium, Holland, Vi etnam, Germany and many other countries. How did you get things designed before crowdSPRING? Before CrowdSPRING we really had a bit of a patchy approach to design work.

How to Safely Return to the Workplace During the Pandemic

Women Entrepreneurs Can

With this, employers have the responsibility to design strategies and new procedures that allow employees to safely return after doing remote work or being off work for a while.

A Crash Course In Startup Labs: What Every Tech Entrepreneur Needs To Know


A talented group of specialists including engineers, designers, financial analysts, and lawyers are assigned to develop various facets of the company’s framework. There has been a noticeable growth and expansion of Startup Labs in Southeast Asia in countries such as Vietnam, Philippines, and Singapore. The same can be said for Eastern Europe, where an array designer and developer talent is coming out of the woodwork; creating a lucrative environment for successful startups.

UGC Strategies to Boost Your Brand

Women Entrepreneurs Can

You can have a fantastic website, well-designed, and full of great content, but if it is not SEO-worthy, it will not be found on search engines and will not get leads and conversions. User-Generated Content (UGC) is one of the most cost-effective and efficient SEO strategies.

5 Mistakes We Made While Growing A Startup In Southeast Asia


Especially in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines where people are a lot more responsive over the phone. Also in Europe, lunch breaks are much shorter (usually about 20 minutes to half and hour) and a lot of people like to eat in the office so it’s normal to set up a designated space for employees to have their meals. In March 2016, Rosanne Hortensius left the Netherlands to launch online couponing platform Saleduck in Southeast Asia.

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The Next 10 Years Of Infocomm Technology


Over the next few decades, this young cohort would comprise a rising proportion of citizens in Asia (31%-40% in Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong and Japan, and more than 51% in Malaysia, Philippines, India and Indonesia). Finally, prepare for a “system of systems” approach in ICT design. What will the future of InfoComm Technology (ICT) be like? How will these trends impact the way we work, live and play?

Supercharge Growth Without Raising Money


My good friends and I, all aged 21, were working on a design inspiration blog and curating content for designers and artists. I applied this method to every single one of our hires and today our team consists of 22 people from United States, India, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Greece and the Philippines. by Evan Varsamis, Founder/CEO at Gadget Flow Inc. Myself and my co-founders were just a bunch of young upstarts with a big idea.

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Austin Startup

DR. CARMEN HIJOSA Originally from Spain, Dr. Hijosa has a track record in the design and manufacturing of leather goods, selling through her own company and supplying key retail outlets such as Harrods and Liberties in London. AMANDA PARKES Dr. Amanda Parkes is a fashion technologist with over 12 years of experience in wearable technology, interaction design, smart materials and fashion innovation. in Mechanical Engineering (Product Design) and a B.A.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Major Accomplishments in 2019


One of the steps we took was to establish MAXIM BPO, a Business Process Outsourcing company in Manila, Philippines, to perform back-office functions for our various verticals including inbound/outbound call center, accounting and bookkeeping, and IT Support.

24 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur


I own a lifestyle fashion brand and work with artisans in Cebu, Philippines. For example, within 5 days I worked with my wife to source, design, and produce cloth face masks. Thanks to Dev Sharma, Design Bombs ! #22- Being in love is great.

The Coming Chip Wars

Steve Blank

The United States just did this to China by limiting Huawei’s ability to outsource its in-house chip designs for manufacture by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), a Taiwanese chip foundry. In 2012 China occupied the Scarborough Shoal and took control of it from the Philippines.

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23 Online Tools and Virtual Services to Help Your Business

Growthink Blog

OnlineJobs.ph - A subscription site that gives you access to hiring skilled workers in the Philippines directly, often for $300-400 per month full-time! Professional voiceovers, fast logo designs, and all kinds of writing and search engine marketing gigs are available here. 99Designs - a great place to get multiple designs or logos made BEFORE choosing a provider to pay. This is valuable if you've ever paid someone to make a design you didn't like.

SuperMac War Story 3: Customer Insight Is Everyone's Job « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

It is pity that I can’t get hold of your book because it’s not available in a local bookstore (in the Philippines). Reply steveblank , on March 23, 2009 at 12:11 am Said: Alvin, you can buy the book online at [link] They ship to the Philippines. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer

How a startup should leverage a personal assistant

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Not automating this process creates the ongoing repetitive work that computers are designed to handle. I've had the best results hiring VA's in the Philippines. It's a similar process when finding a designer, developer, or any outsourcing partner.

How Operations Can Be Used As A Lever For Compound Growth

Duct Tape Marketing

But the reality is is that if you're really trying to maximize this as a lever for growth, you should be designing it either or way, right. If you look at the world's best cultures remote, or otherwise, there is a critical design there.

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Milis Bio

Austin Startup

One of 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020 , Milis Bio is designing the future of flavorings with a groundbreaking platform to design low-calorie, entirely protein-based sweeteners, salt substitutes, and umami flavors.

5 Tips On How To Outsource Your Blogging

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

I thought it would be a great opportunity to share with you some tips from my experience of outsourcing blogging tasks to virtual staff in the Philippines. I’ve summarized the most important points to outsource as part of your blogging below, here we go… Tip 1: Outsource your blog design. To have a unique and welcoming blog design is a wise decision. In addition, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to get a unique blog design.

I am a developer, yet I outsource the development of my startup

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

I would procrastinate a whole week by developing something new or by tweaking the design rather than do any marketing stuff. This is the ad I posted: Hi I am looking for someone who can speak perfect English, and who can help me recruit contractors for various areas of my business (web design, marketing, blogging, etc…) You first tasks would consist in recruiting a Ruby on Rails developer and a blogger for example.

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Can you hire an all-remote team using freelance platforms only?

Transformify - Recruiting

My procurement team is in China, my customer support team is in the Philippines, my COO is in Ukraine, my CFO is in Atlanta, and my legal team is in Chicago. Prior to onboarding anyone, whether it’s a customer support team member or a graphic designer or an accountant, I have a video call with them so they know that I’m a real person who cares about them and my business. Need a graphic designer? You can see their designs.