Twitter Link Roundup #242 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

Here we go! Time once again for our 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!

We are so proud to be a part of the entrepreneurial and technology community in Chicago where we are based. Here’s a fantastic video that showcases one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Ours!


Freelancing 101: When to Say ‘No’ | Design Shack –

10 Psychological Triggers To Boost Revenues –

The Secret to Building a Millennial-Friendly Company –

Small Business and Startups: Customer Service Marketing Manifesto –

Trust leads to trust, companies with about unlimited vacations policies –


5 Must-Use Tools for Brainstorming Company Names –

How to Stop the Infighting and Actually Conduct a Creative Ideation Session | 99U –

Fewer bosses. More coaches, please –

How Buffer’s Value of Positivity Works, Even on “Bad Days” –

Running a Startup: What Life Is Really Like in the Early Days –

7 Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs | –

Tony Robbins… The CEO Whisperer –

A Counterintuitive System for Startup Compensation –

10 Ways to Make Your Relationship With Your Co-Founder A Success –

Startup Equity and Stock Options: What’s It Worth to You? –

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned From Steve Blank About Startups | by

Identifying the Biases Behind Your Bad Decisions | Harvard Business Review –

Minimum Viable Product: Build a slice across, instead of one layer at a time. By

The Danger Hiding in Your Data –

The Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market –

Why More Entrepreneurs Need To Make Health and Wellness A Priority | by

7 Step Framework For Starting a Company –


33 Best SEO Tools for Blogging –

Do Comments Actually Increase Your Search Traffic? A Data-Driven Answer –

“Everyone who doesn’t have his head up ass knows online advertising is a corrupt freak show of cosmic proportions”

Kraft Rejects 75 to 85% of Impressions Due to Quality Issues –

Digital to Overtake TV Ad Spending in Two Years: Forrester | Advertising Age –


Looking for business card ideas? 15 creative examples of silkcards | Inspired Magazine –

Transformation on Drawing Served –

How writing will make you a better designer | Studio Fellow –

Kids & Storybooks on the Wacom Gallery –

Putting ‘Intuitive’ Back Into Intuitive Design | UX Magazine –

Honoring Oscar de la Renta | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

The Insanity Of City Street Grids, Visualized | Co.Design –

Wallpaper of the Week by Percolate | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

Daily Design Inspiration #1900 | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

Type as Texture | Behance –

Friday Fresh Free Fonts – San Frediano, Authentic Hilton, Caprica Script | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

This Laser-Cut Fashion Line Is Like Graphic Design In 3-D | Co.Design –

The Umbrella Reimagined by Nooka | Design Milk –

Why sports teams, apparel companies & universities opt to crowdsource design | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by@msanserino


This week’s Fresh from the SPRING features cS Creative, diselgl! | @crowdSPRING Blog –


Web 2.0, Web 3.0, and the Internet of Things | UX Booth –

5 Things You Can Learn From a Poorly Designed Website –

Collaboration Gone Wrong: Key Tips in Addressing and Preventing Conflicts | 1stwebdesigner –

10 Page Loading Effects That Catch Your Viewer’s Attention | 1stwebdesigner –

Make the Most of Your Design with a Hero Header | Designmodo –

Notes From Behind the Firewall: The State of Web Design in China | Tuts+ Web Design –

Flexbox CSS Cheatsheet –

How They Did It: Shopify – It’s All About the Details | Tuts+ Web Design Article –

Fall Cleaning: 22 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes to Damp Wipe Your Blog | noupe –

10 Excellent Free Rich-Text Editors –

20 Beautiful WordPress Themes for Writers –


20 Free Device PSD Mockups for Mobile Apps & Websites –

Freebie: Touch Gesture Icons –


Web 2.0, Web 3.0, and the Internet of Things | UX Booth –

30 Store Signs That Are Having Way Too Much Fun | Dorkly Post –

Daily Visual Inspiration #1899 | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

Glow-In-The-Dark Highways Open In The Netherlands | Co.Design –

The @crowdSPRING community partners with US State Dept for Social Impact | Justmeans –

Google Moves Into Fitness Market With New Fit App | Fast Company –

On A New Shared Street In Chicago, There Are No Sidewalks, No Lights, And Almost No Signs –

Using Trello For A Job Search: Less Stress, More Process –