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With the rapid rise of crowdsourcing over the last five years since the term was coined by Jeff Howe in Wired, there has been a lot of coverage on how individuals, organizations and businesses can implement the concept into their work. Last year there was a new conference (CrowdConf), a new consortium (Crowdsortium) and a myriad of companies that offered sites, tools and platforms to get more out of the Internet masses. But what about the worker? Since crowdsourcing is making such a visible impact on the way work is done, how can professionals and creatives benefit from the crowdsourcing model?
Create Your Own Online Clothing Boutique, Earn 10% of Sales The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: StyleOwner Quick Pitch: Create your own online boutique and get a 10% cut of sales.
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Graphic Design This is a term that describes an array of different kinds of designers. Think of it like the term “entrepreneur”. It describes a wide variety of businesspeople - from founders to VC's to “Chief Ninjas” - but isn’t all-inclusive.
Adam Ludwin Jul 06, 2011 Back to blog I’m a huge fan of Kirby Ferguson’s Everything is a Remix series. If you haven’t watched the first three installments, you can (and should) do so here. The series lays out the persuasive case that big, important breakthroughs in science and technology are emergent phenomenon. Your Startup Isn't Unique, But That Doesn't Matter
Convertible Debt vs. Equity: Which Is Right for Your Startup? Bill Clark is the CEO of MicroAngel Capital Partners, a venture firm that gives more investors access to alternative investments. He also gives investors the ability to invest in startups online through crowdfunding. You can follow him on Twitter @austinbillc.
20 best startups of 2011 Founders: Jonathan Marcus, David Marcus, and Jack Zerby Funding: $3 Million+ in funding led by Alex Zubillaga of the Rhone Group. Additional angel investors include Dave Morin of Path, David Tisch of TechStars, Vimeo founder Jake Lodwick, Joey Levin of Mindspark, and John Foley of Barnes & Noble. What it is: An incredibly easy to use e-commerce site.
The Facebook Advertising Hall Of Fame: Here's Who Is Nailing It On The Social Network
Fab CEO Jason Goldberg On When To Go Big (He Should Know) Fab has been a busy bee recently. Last week, the flash-sale site launched five new verticals. And now, the New York-based startup has snapped up Berlin-based Casacanda and opened up their first international site, Fab.de.
Why You Should Stop Marketing and Fascinate Your Customers Instead [VIDEO] Do you know a dominant Type-A personality like Mark Cuban but can't seem to get on his radar? Do you work with sensitive touchy-feely people at work but have trouble relating? How can you influence your customers, the people you work with or your social community?
Phin Barnes is a principal at First Round Capital, a venture capital firm that backs some of today's buzziest startups, like Fab, Uber, Turntable.fm and GroupMe. Before that, he worked for two startups. One was a success; the other was an utter failure. Both experiences taught him how to interact with entrepreneurs and how to pick startups for First Round's portfolio. He tells us entrepreneurs get to make three choices: The ideaTheir cofounderTheir investors How To Find A "Damn!" Startup
Silicon Valley superstar Marc Benioff recently stopped in Boston and pushed the idea of the social enterprise. The Salesforce CEO delivered a memorable keynote address at his 2011 Cloudforce event to drive home the message that businesses are increasingly becoming social. Marketing used to be a one-way street. Companies would push their advertising message to the masses and hope it stuck. Very recently social networking websites have opened the door for consumers to respond to the marketing messages with their own voice. Twitter is one of the channels where consumers have become particularly vocal about their loved (or hated) brands and businesses. 3 Steps To Leveraging Twitter For Business