Twitter Link Roundup #239 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, we post links to posts or videos we enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that we’ve liked and shared this past week!

The image above is a from a very special luncheon. A group of second graders was treated to lunch at one of New York’s finest restaurants, Daniel. Have fun watching Jeffrey Blitz’s video for The New York Times


Helpful Tips to Improve Your Checkout Conversions | Designmodo –

Today in Small Business: Hiring Picks Up | by

Small Business and Startups: Best Boss Ever? | crowdSPRING Blog –

30 small business themes for WordPress | Webdesigner Depot –

12 Ways to Quickly Acquire Your First 1,000 Users | Techli –

Alternatives to paid health care benefits, and GE’s public cloud plans – Today in Small Business – (via @genemarks)

Why You Should Adopt Google’s Nested Approach To Office Layouts | Forbes –


Your 5 Procrastination Excuses, Debunked | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time –

A Deep Dive Into Today’s Advertising Landscape

30 Founders Share Why Their Startups Failed | Tech Cocktail –

The Four Key Trends of the Startup Acquisition Market | by

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Entrepreneurial Needs | by

Always Wrong, Never In Doubt: A 7 Step Framework For Starting a Company | by

Entrepreneurs Who Cash Out Look for Meaningful Second Acts | NYT –

Good & valuable insight … Postmortem of a Venture-backed Startup –

Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders –

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs –

You Should Run Your Startup Like a Cult. Here’s How | WIRED –


4 Completely Scientific Ways To Know If Your Content Is Compelling | Co.Create –

Your Intuition is Wrong – A/B Testing Results that Surprised the Experts | VWO Blog –

Don’t Settle for Average Click-Through Rate: Get 3x the Average CTR | WordStream –


Subway Maps For Cities Without Subways, Dreamed Up By An 8th Grader | Co.Exist –

David Gouveira: Back Design Decisions with Research | 99U –

Mutant Ninja Turtles! TMNT Evolution on Behance –

Informative (not to mention useful!) Let AutoCAD Show You How To Mix More Than 70 Classic Cocktails | Co.Design –

Basic designs show us pop culture characters with iconic colors | DesignFaves

24+ Best Apps for Graphic Design Freelancers | noupe –

Halloween 10 free vector flyer templates | Creative Nerds –

20 Scary Free Fonts for Halloween 2014 | Best Design Options –

25 Free Watercolour Circle Textures in JPG & PNG –

23 Unique Calendar Designs for 2015 | Best Design Options –

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –


Simple is ****ing Hard: [the process of redesigning a logo] –


Front End Style Guides Generators –

7 Experimental Interfaces That Show the Future of UI Design –

The ultimate guide to Bootstrap | Webdesigner Depot –

Websites with Large Background Images: 25 Inspiring Examples –

Constructing a Scientific Approach to Web Design –


Need Tools To Create An App? Check Out These Prototyping and Building Ones

The UX Challenges of Smart Watches –