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Posted on : December 03, 2008
7 Important Packaging Design Trends
Packaging used to be inconvenient, hard to open, and uninspiring.  Much packaging still is. But smart companies have found that exceptional packaging can create brand value and a phenomenal customer experience. Packaging design is having its moment. You don't have to look further than the unbelievable number of YouTube channels dedicated to the unboxing of […] ...»

7 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Small Business Website
Your online presence is vitally important to your business and your brand. If your website doesn’t sell your company’s products or services effectively, you’ll find it impossible to compete in an increasingly crowded, and noisy world. According to the Search Engine Optimization blog Mr. SEO, …if you are in business, you should also know that […] ...»

Make Your Small Business Smarter with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Mention artificial intelligence (AI) to someone, and they’ll probably think of things like sentient robots or murderous computers. (“I’m afraid I can’t do that, Dave.”) You have to look no further than the phone in your pocket or the credit card in your wallet to know the truth: AI is no longer just a science […] ...»

Twitter Link Roundup #308 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!
For hundreds of years, people have been worried that technology will replace people. Yet at every step, technology has also helped to create jobs. Today, with the increasing promise and prominence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), people are worried that computer intelligence will replace human intelligence. The Economist thoughtfully reassures us that while AI will unquestionably […] ...»

Grow Your Business With This Excellent Advice from 7 Exceptional Small Business Coaches
No matter how successful you are or how good you are at what you do, there’s always room for improvement. Sometimes an outside perspective is exactly what you need. Businesses coaches offer precious experience and tested strategies to help take your skills – and your business – to the next level. There are a number […] ...»

7 Things You Need To Know To Create an Effective Business Card
There are few statements as widespread in business as "Here's my card." Business cards have been a part of any entrepreneur's self-promotion toolkit for a long time. How long? The Chinese handed out calling cards in the 15th century to let people know they planned to visit. The French in the 17th century swapped cards […] ...»

The Psychology of Design: Why Your Business Must Understand How Design Influences Customer Behavior
Design can be an incredibly powerful tool when you understand how psychology influence’s people’s behavior. Science has proven that people respond differently to shapes, colors, patterns, and other design elements. The good news is that you don’t need a degree in psychology to leverage good design practices in your own business or when you’re creating […] ...»

Twitter Link Roundup #307 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!
On Monday, a total solar eclipse made its way across America. Millions of Americans watched the spectacle, reporting feelings of awe, wonder, and joy. It brought feelings of amazement in the grand vastness of our universe, and for a few minutes, the rest of the literal and figurative day disappeared. Countless photographers took their shot […] ...»

Fresh from the SPRING: welikerock
When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we recognize a gem submitted in this clothing project: The challenge of this project was to create an awesome T-shirt design for the 2017 Comic Con in New York City. It’s a huge pop culture event and […] ...»

How to Revive a Toxic Work Culture in 5 Steps
Look around your office. Are you seeing signs of a toxic work environment? Are your employees tired? Discouraged? Burnt out? If you’re seeing these symptoms in more than one or two employees there’s a strong chance that a toxic culture may have crept into your workplace. That’s a problem for your business and your employees. […] ...»

5 Dental Logos That Will Brighten Your Smile
There are many dentists and dental practices in the world, but most suffer from a common problem that limits their ability to build a strong brand: their logos are generic and in most cases, composed solely of clip art. As we wrote previously: One of the best parts of a logo, assuming you're not using […] ...»

21 Ways To Market Your Small Business On A Shoestring Budget
Thinking of ways to market your small business can be overwhelming, especially when you consider the cost and return on investment. Big companies spend millions of dollars every year marketing and building their businesses. Small businesses have a similar need to get the word out but have much more modest budgets. Here’s the secret that smart […] ...»

Twitter Link Roundup #306 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!
"Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word.” ~Stephen King The paper dictionary has become less and less frequently used as we become increasingly reliant upon the web to define unfamiliar words or look up a synonym for that article you’re writing (I have never done this, but I […] ...»

Fresh from the SPRING: goodfather
When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we recognize a gem submitted in this logo project: The challenge of this project was to create logo as fresh as a cool splash of water on a hot summer day. Let us start the slow clap […] ...»

30 Apps That Turn Your Phone Into A High-Powered Mobile Office For Your Business
Most business owners say that they lack the time to get everything done. This is especially true if your job involves travel. Travel puts extra pressure on our ability to deal with email, meet with our teams, review deliverables, etc. It doesn’t help that when we’re away from the office, we rarely have access to the […] ...»

Twitter Link Roundup #305 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!
“We are punished by our sins, not for them.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Analyzing trust through game theory is a fascinating exercise. If there’s one major conclusion to draw from game theory, it’s that the game played defines what the players do. How does this relate to trust? Check out this fun, fascinating interactive video The […] ...»

Fresh from the SPRING: graphycode
When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we recognize a gem submitted in this logo project: The challenge of this project was to create a beautiful artistic logo for wireless artisans. The design needed to include a Wi-Fi signal meter and convey that wireless […] ...»

5 Important Lessons Your Small Business Should Learn From Successful Brands
When it comes to brand recognition, companies like Kleenex and Coke have cracked the code. With millions of Americans calling their tissues “Kleenex” and their sodas “Cokes,” these brand names have become synonymous for the products they sell. Strong brand recognition is key to building loyal customer relationships. Every business should aspire to create strong […] ...»

6 Unique Real Estate Logos That Can Help You Close The Sale
Real estate agencies and companies in the real estate industry typically focus on similar things: buying and selling real estate. But that’s like saying that Microsoft and Apple sell the same thing (computers). We know that there are many fundamental differences that make Apple products unique from Microsoft’s. The same thing is true for real […] ...»

These Online Programs Will Make You Rethink How You Can Improve Your Business Skills
With time and attention scarce, it’s difficult for entrepreneurs and small business owners to upgrade or learn new skills. There are, of course, millions of published articles and blog posts about entrepreneurship, business, finance, and management. But many of these articles are noisy and few offer real, actionable insights that can help you make better […] ...»

Twitter Link Roundup # 304 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!
Dependence on smartphones has been linked to potentially concerning problems for today’s youth, including deteriorating mental health and a substantial intellectual decline as people age. A recent essay in The Atlantic on this subject shares some startling statistics, including that “iGen” teens aren't interested in working and earning their own income. In the late 1970s, 77 […] ...»

Fresh from the SPRING: nenadlapcevic
When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we recognize a gem submitted in this logo project: The challenge of this project was to create a logo for a luxury vacation rental in Florida. The style was to look classy, high end, and have the […] ...»

Supercharge Your Small Business Marketing: How to Market to the Social Media Generation
Imagine you’ve used the internet since your hand was large enough to hold a mouse. Imagine you can’t remember a time before MySpace or Facebook. Imagine you’re part of a generation that makes up a majority of the voting population and workforce. The social media generation doesn’t need to imagine these things. This is […] ...»

Why a Minimalist Logo Can Work Great For Your Business
Successful businesses often share a common trait: they have unique, simple, smart logos. As we wrote previously: The most important job of a logo is to help customers and customer prospects identify your company. That's why the best logos are simple and memorable. Just think about how many logos you are able to recognize in […] ...»

10 Best Cities in the United States for Startups and Entrepreneurs
Silicon Valley has dominated the U.S. startup ecosystem for many decades. Despite repeated efforts, only a few cities outside the Valley (New York and Boston) have historically had the critical mix of funding, network, and talent to fuel vibrant startup centers. But this is becoming less true today, as more and more entrepreneurs find their way across […] ...»