How CrowdSpring Made a Stellar Comeback
Creative services company CrowdSpring's founders Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky talk about starting up, almost losing it all, and making a comeback.
Full Story: Grind, Hustle & Payoff9:04
CrowdSpring co-founders Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky talk about failures, hustling, and partnership.
Pressure: Why You Absolutely Need a Co-founder0:45
Start-up life is tough. Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky, co-founders of CrowdSpring, inspire one another to stay the course.
Getaway: Entrepreneurs Don't Really Take Vacations0:51
Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky talk about how their vacations are never really vacations.
Foundation: Are You Scaling Too Fast?6:03
CrowdSpring founders Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky talk about how they scaled too fast, and watched their site nearly collapse.
Leadership: Dad Was My Biggest Inspiration1:27
CrowdSpring co-founder Mike Samson says when his father became an entrepreneur, it inspired him to start his own company.
DNA: Why I'm an Entrepreneur0:45
Mike Samson, co-founder of CrowdSpring, talks about the adventure of starting something new.
Execution: How We Make Decisions2:10
Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky, founders of CrowdSpring, have different approaches for major decision making, and both have benefits.
Culture: Success Is a Better Teacher Than Failure1:30
CrowdSpring's Ross Kimbarovsky says you should take clues from failures, but use them to create success.
Networking: How a Ping-Pong Table Helped Us Make Connections0:58
CrowdSpring founders Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky host ping-pong games for other Chicago-based start-ups in the area.
Location: Where Do You Want To Start Up?0:47
Why CrowdSpring founders Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky chose Chicago for their headquarters.
Feedback: Talk to Your Customers. Everyday.2:09
Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky describe why they value customer feedback.
Ideas: Where We Find Inspiration1:08
Mike Samson and his CrowdSpring co-founder Ross Kimbarovsky look to other start-ups for daily inspiration.
Team: Can You Imagine Being a Lone Founder?0:43
Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky talk about the benefits of a strong partnership in the start-up world.
Strategy: Every Day Is a New Game1:24
Ross Kimbarovsky talks about why he loves the challenges that come with each new day as an entrepreneur.
Experiment: Find a Formula that Works0:46
Mike Samson says success is a process. Try new formulas until you reach your goal.
Crash: How We Faced Failure & Found Success4:26
Ross Kimbarovsky talks about challenges that almost put his start-up CrowdSpring out of business.
Grind: Enjoy Starting Up. It's the Best Part of Running a Business3:45
Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky, co-founders of CrowdSpring, say the daily grind has become less intense over time-- and less fun.
Hustle: Change or Watch Your Company Fall Apart3:05
CrowdSpring co-founders Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky talk about staying ahead of the competition.
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