RossKimbarovsky commented on the following stories on BizSugar
It depends on what your business does. For example, a retail bakery might give away chocolate samples or run a special batch of products that they don't normally sell and give away samples to measure interest. I'm not a fan of giving random stuff away (like a pen or some other small object). People rarely keep those and the quality is usually terrible. If you can share more about the business, I'll try to come up with some other ideas..."
You should be concerned. That would mean either the market you're in is too small to be of interest to others, or you're trying to create a brand new market (which is very difficult to do). Most entrepreneurs deceive themselves if they think they have no competition."
Not an easy question to answer, Martin. Some, like social e-commerce, aren't relevant to our business. But most of the other trends are relevant and at the moment, are all top of mind for us. How about you? Since you do have e-commerce, have you experimented with social e-commerce?"
It took us about 50 hours to come up with "crowdspring". Lots of brainstorming and frustration - naming a business is really hard. We ultimately focused on standing out (spring) and since we were a crowdsourcing site, "crowd" makes sense. But to get there ... was painful. What's "TeaParty.media"? Hard to give feedback without context ("Tea Party" in American politics, has a negative connotation to Democrats and a positive connotation to many Republicans)."