Twitter Link Roundup #241 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

People. Are you ready? It’s time for another weekly roundup of the articles, videos, posts and quips that we shared with you over the past week on our very own crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account). We like to talk about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and various random stuff! Enjoy!

Be sure to watch the video above; great leadership is about so many things, but nothing that happened this week serves as a better example of the impact a great leader can have on their own company and the world around us. Here’s to Tim!


How The “Big Five” Personality Traits Can Create A More Effective team | Buffer Blog –

Management Clichés That Work | Learning by Shipping –

How to Do PR on a Budget –

If Teams Are So Great, Why Do We Have So Much Trouble With Them | by

The Ups and Downs of Crowd-Based Resources | WSJ –


6 Efficient Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Vandelay Design –

My Last Day At PivotDesk | Kelly Taylor’s Blog –

A Guide To Co-Leadership: Why It’s Hard, Why It’s Good, And How To Make It Work | TechCrunch –

Number One Leadership Skill | crowdSPRING Blog –

6 Lessons Marc Andreessen Gives the Startups He Invests In | Inc –

Good data on US companies started each year & angle/VC investment in startups –

Why It’s Better To Sell A Startup For $20 Million Instead Of $200 Million | Business Insider –

What makes HubSpot…well, HubSpot? The company’s latest alum tells all | BetaBoston –

The Midwest Is On Track For Its Strongest Year In Startup Investing As “The Rest” Rises –

The Silent Benefits of PR –

What’s the Best Way to Tap the Crowd to Commercialize Your Invention? –


Be of Good Cheer – Social Media for the Holidays! | crowdSPRING Blog –

Four Things My Four-Year-Old Has Taught Me About Social Marketing –

5 Overlooked Social Media Tips to Boost Branding, Clicks & Conversions | JUST Creative –

Why Google’s Reported CPC Declines Can’t Tell The Story Of  “A Mobile Advertising Problem” –

10 Best Practices For Email Marketing For Small Business and Startups | crowdSPRING Blog –

Hire the Right Type of VP Marketing  Or You’ll Just End Up With a Bunch of Blue Pens w/ Your Logo On Them

The Ad Industry Has Made Peace With Crowdsourcing | Mashable –

The 9 Marketing Disciplines of Great SaaS Companies | by

Seven lessons I learned from the failure of my first startup, Dinnr –



25 Ideas to Transform Ho-Hum Infographics into Something Extraordinary | Copyblogger –

Design Trends: Do We Follow Them Without Realizing It? –

The Lovie Awards – 2014 Winners Gallery –

Perhappiness Art Mural | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

How Much To Charge As A Designer –

3D Sculptures by Edgar Marocsek | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

Moving Time on Behance –

Fresh from the SPRING | crowdSPRING Blog –

Prototyping Animation with Keynote –

A new look for currency –


30 awesome retro logos –


25 Awe-Inspiring Websites Using Ghost Buttons | Inspiration –

6 questions every homepage should answer | Creative Bloq –

20 Gorgeous Examples Of Timeline In Web Design For Inspiration –

20 Perfectly-Coded Premium WordPress Themes –

The perfect progress bar | Yoast –

CSS-Only Solution For UI Tracking | Smashing Magazine –

Getting Feedback Is Critical For Designing A Great Website –

A Wonderful Collection Of Free jQuery & CSS3 Image Hover Effects –

10 Principles of Good Design –

Homepage optimization | Yoast –




Top 6 personal project management tools | Inspired Magazine –

Inbox! from Gmail: An inbox that works for you –

9 Tips to Master Video Conferencing | LinkedIn –