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Our Sprout Showcase Series is focusing on one of our “Home Sprouts” this week. CheddarGetter is the brain child of SproutBox Co-founder, Marc Guyer. They are the answer to your recurring billing needs! Check out the update on CheddarGetter.

What they are about: Recurring billing system that grows with your company and makes managing your customers easy and painless. This system is a subscription-based management system which makes it easy to accept and track one-time charges and recurring payments.

Interview with Adam Quirk, CMO:

Why did you start this company?
“CheddarGetter was built by SproutBox to handle recurring billing needs of its future Sprouts. After releasing it into the wild in 2010, we realized it was a viable product in its own right and spun it off into its own company.”

What is your company’s biggest accomplishment?
We have built a profitable company organically by focusing on product first.”

Do you have any advice for future entrepreneurs?
” Build something that serves a very focused niche. Move away from home, at least for a few years. Try something new. Carry a notebook.”

Where are you now (location, position of the company)?
“Bloomington. We’re profitable and growing organically. “

Where do you hope to be in the near future?
“We’d like to become the de facto primary billing option for startup software companies.”

What are some fun facts about the company/employees?
“Marc enjoys eating tacos:
Adam enjoys making video remixes:

Make sure to keep updated on CheddarGetter by reading their blog, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook!

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Posted by Sarah on January 23, 2013 SproutBox No Comments

Hi, everyone! My name is Emily Mungovan and I am one of the new student interns here at SproutBox. My first assignment was to create a post for the SproutBox Blog about all of our new interns. I had a great time working on this, and loved getting to know each of the new interns a little more. I hope you do too!

Check out the newest members of  SproutBox interns! These individuals will be working in the Box in areas of social media, marketing, design and development. Keep checking back to see all the work they’re doing!

Anna Saraceno
Design Intern for CheddarGetter
St. Louis, MO

When I am not at the Box, I am:
posting pictures of my cats and dogs to Facebook, walking my dogs on the B-Line Trail, frantically trying to make progress on my master’s capstone.

In three words, I am: enthusiastic, friendly, and creative.

The most daring thing I’ve ever done is: well, I’m not a very daring person. Jumping off of the top level of a double-decker party pontoon boat on Lake Monroe was pretty much the most daring thing I’ve ever done. But it was awesome anyway.

My biggest pet peeve is: chronic whiners.

If I were a superhero, my superpowers would be: to play guitar, drums, and piano at the same time.

My favorite 90’s television show is: seasons 1-7 of The Simpsons (back when it was funny).

My guilty pleasure song of choice is: “We R Who We R” by Ke$ha (although, to be honest, I don’t feel too guilty about it).

Stuff I like:

  • Whiteboards
  • Pets
  • Motown
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Sandwiches (this much)
  • Road trips
  • Buying musical instruments
  • Bad dance movies
  • Hiking
  • Rummy (My partner and I are playing to 1 million– we’re both around 25,000 right now.)

Check out my Online Portfolio.
Follow me on Twitter.

Julia Meylor
Design Intern for CheddarGetter
Carmel, IN

When I am not at the Box, I am:
running, freelancing, and trying new restaurants.

In three words, I am: motivated, outgoing, and energetic.

The most daring thing I’ve ever done is: run a mini marathon.

My biggest pet peeve is: cracking knuckles.

If I were a superhero, my superpowers would be: flying.

My favorite 90’s television show is: Full House.

My guilty pleasure song of choice is: anything Britney Spears.
Follow me on Twitter.

Zach Zuber
Design Intern
Fort Wayne, IN

When I am not at the Box, I am:
exercising, reading, keeping up-to-date with my favorite sports teams, local startups, and craft beer scene.

In three words, I am: curious, a dreamer, and respectful.

The most daring thing I’ve ever done is: whitewater rafting and launching a startup, but I want to go skydiving and bungee jumping too!

My biggest pet peeve is: people chewing with their mouths open.

If I were a superhero, my superpowers would be: like Batman, I always wanted to be a master of disguise and have expert acrobat skills.

My favorite 90’s television shows are: That 70’s Show and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

My guilty pleasure song of choice is: any Jimmy Buffet song.

Stuff I like:

  • Beef Jerky (Yes, I’m addicted!)
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Chicago Bears
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Craft Beer
  • Movies, especially Action and Adventure ones!
  • PG Tips (English Tea)
  • Startups
  • Design
  • Having new experiences, wanna take a trip?

Follow me on Twitter.

Emily Mungovan
Social Media/Marketing Intern
Fort Wayne, IN

When I am not at the Box, I am:
studying, “Pinning” on Pinterest, exercising, and jamming out to my favorite tunes.

In three words, I am: personable, goofy, and motivated.

The most daring thing I’ve ever done is: skydiving for my 19th birthday. I would recommend trying it to anyone, it was incredible!

My biggest pet peeve is: anything having to do with driving- failure to use a turn signal, driving slowly in the passing lane- yeah, I get pretty serious behind the wheel.

If I were a superhero, my superpowers would be: either to fly or breathe underwater, or both!

My favorite 90’s television shows are: Legend of the Hidden Temple, Saved by the Bell, 7th Heaven, Full House… I could go on and on.

My guilty pleasure song of choice is: “Forever” by Chris Brown. You can’t listen to it and be in a bad mood.

Stuff I like:

  • Sticky notes
  • Sunshine and being outside
  • Learning new things
  • The color yellow
  • My dog Toeby
  • My planner (I really don’t think I’d survive without it.)
  • Jogging
  • Music (I listen to every genre.)
  • Sleeping
  • Road trips and traveling
  • Spring cleaning

Follow me on Twitter.

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Posted by Emily on April 10, 2012 SproutBox No Comments

Most people want to start the year off with a bang, well, we like to do things big around here, so we’re going to end 2011 with a bang! SproutBox is very excited to share with everyone our three newest employees, Josh Herring, Maggie O’Connor, and Diane Cessna. We are very happy to welcome them into our loving SproutBox family.

Josh has been working with SproutBox, primarily on ScheduleThing, since September. Word of mouth helped direct Josh to Chris White. Chris then helped get the ball rolling bringing Josh closer to where he had hoped to see himself within three years, starting his own software company.

Josh went to school to study human linguistics and ended up in a program that was equal parts linguistics and computer science. He found himself more interested in the programming side of things than the academic side. He’s pretty new to being a software engineer and would love any advice from the pros out there. Josh looks forward to hopefully work on an education industry sprout, or a really math heavy application. If you’re ever looking for Josh you can most likely find him playing with his cats if he isn’t hard at work keeping ScheduleThing competitive and implementing new features.

Maggie describes the way she became involved with SproutBox as serendipitous. She was looking for work in Bloomington and stumbled upon our website. She sent in her resume and it just so happened we were just as lucky as she was. She has only been with us for about a month but her enthusiasm to learn and improve her skills are a perfect fit for SproutBox. Her ambition has already lead her to learning more front-end development.

Maggie began her career when her natural love for art married her addiction to the internet. She advises any graphic designer to never stop looking for new things to learn, because you’ll be a much stronger designer for it.

When Maggie isn’t designing you can find her baking, cooking (which we have yet to experience, wink wink), or kicking butt in Words with Friends.

SproutBox’s most recent member of the family is Diane She actually knows our founders from back in the days of 2008. Once she returned to the great state of Indiana, she realized she had to get back in touch with them knowing SproutBox would offer the best working environment for area developers.

Diane first found her love for computers in elementary school when she participated in an after school computer program but didn’t start programming until college when an employer encouraged her to take a computer science class. She loves a good challenge creating and building things that real people will use. This is one of many reasons why Diane fits well with SproutBox, she is definitely able to directly contribute to the success of some really awesome products that people use.

Diane is currently splitting her time between Proposable and new Sprouts. She has really enjoyed working on our newest Sprout, because she’s had the opportunity to start working on it in the early stages of development.  She says she has already learned new things in the couple of weeks she has been here. With that being said, she advises any fellow developers to not be intimidated by things you don’t know. She believes it is impossible to know everything because things are constantly changing. So you don’t get in a rut, make sure to always be actively learning new things and growing as a developer.

If Diane isn’t hanging out with the fun and awesome people she works with, then she is probably with her English Mastiff and Boxer or doing something equally as awesome outdoors (by the way she also likes to overuse words like awesome and cool.)

It’s great that all three of them all are very excited about what SproutBox can offer them: a fun environment where they are able to learn while working on new awesome products. The projects are always changing allowing for our employees to not get tired of the same thing over and over again.

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Posted by Kacey on December 15, 2011 SproutBox No Comments