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Mastering Marketing Copy: Taking "Meh" to Magical

By: Laura Harper | Published: July 3, 2015

We’ve all seen them in the course of cruising the Internet in search of a birthday gift, a replacement water filter that won’t cost the entire mortgage payment or a designer fragrance for an unbelievably low price. What I’m talking about are product descriptions that leave us thinking three things: what the heck is it, […]

CrowdSource Lends a Hand with Summer Sack Lunch Outreach

By: Shannon Durio | Published: June 26, 2015

The CrowdSource team knows a thing or two about distributed labor, and they put those skills to good use this week, helping assemble sack lunches for kids in need. Team members rolled up their sleeves and partnered with Enjoy Church to provide healthy food for kids in the Washington Park, Illinois area. The Summer Sack […]

Stephanie Leffler Inspires at Startup VooDoo

By: Shannon Durio | Published: June 25, 2015

Last week, CrowdSource CEO Stephanie Leffler joined a reputable group of thought leaders, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at Startup VooDoo 2015 in downtown St. Louis. Serving as a panelist alongside other startup executives, she shared insights on using digital tools to create scalable business solutions for enterprise-level clients. The discussion explored the innovative technologies developed […]

Podcast Interview: Zapier CEO Shares Tips for Managing a Virtual Team

By: Shannon Durio | Published: June 24, 2015

Wade Foster, co-founder and CEO of Zapier, spoke candidly with Nicki Powers about the power of a virtual distributed workforce and its impact on a company’s culture. Foster’s professional journey began when he started performing freelance engineering work with friends, helping to solve technical problems for small businesses. Foster and his colleagues were so successful […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Outsource Your Content Creation

By: Andrea Felgenhauer | Published: June 20, 2015

In today’s competitive marketplace, successful companies require an arsenal of skill-sets to handle content creation. The difficulty comes in finding someone who can write blog posts, white papers, Facebook posts and sales brochure copy while staying current on SEO best practices. It may be difficult to find a candidate in your geographic area who possesses […]

This is the Life: A Freelance Father Describes the Balance He's Found

By: Richard Stockton | Published: June 19, 2015

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” was always my least-favorite question as a kid. From the first time I heard it, I honestly never had an answer. My father was a financial planner, so I used to say I wanted to do that – until I got older and found out […]

Podcast Interview: Matt Ridings Joins CrowdSource as Head of Market Innovation

By: Nicki Powers | Published: June 17, 2015

Matt Ridings, Former CEO of SideraWorks, a management consultancy acquired by CrowdSource, joins the podcast channel to discuss his new role as Head of Market Innovation for CrowdSource. For the last 10 years, Ridings, an entrepreneur, business strategist, and speaker, has been primarily focused on developing innovative cultures, change management initiatives, and specialized market research. […]