Twitter Link Roundup #243 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

Today is Friday – end of week and ready to relax; anyone gonna see Interstellar this weekend? Anyhow, it’s time for our weekly roundup of the cool, intriguing, and compelling links and articles 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!

Ever think about trekking in the Himalayas? Ever think about that bus ride to the trailhead? Check out the video above and (my advice?) think twice! (thanks @chrisdetmer)


How To REALLY Calculate ROI on a CRM System | Gene Marks –

Why your clients don’t care about their users, and how you can make them | Webdesigner Depot –

Small Business and Startup Tips: Cool Stuff for Your Next Trip | crowdSPRING Blog –

Do You Have a 5-Year Plan for Your Business? | SCORE –

How to Lose a Great Employee in 10 Ways –

Pricing determines your business | by @ASmartBear –


Do Venture Capitalists Hate Women-Owned Businesses? | OPEN Forum –

Hot Tech Startups Get as Many Perks as They Give –

Wearing Your Failures on Your Sleeve –

5 Potentially Dangerous Decisions to Avoid When Starting a Business –

There’s No Excuse for Avoiding Strategy | Harvard Business Review –

Is the Corporate Campus Dying? | Harvard Business Review –

Flash Mobs Have More to Teach About Managing Teams Than Any Textbook –

It’s All About Nuance. How to Convey and Discern Email Tone. –

Why I Walked Away From a $12M Acquisition Offer 18 Months After Our Startup’s Launch –

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned About Investing from Howard Marks | 25iq by @trengriffin –

The Founder’s Guide To Selling Your Company –

Five Lessons Learned From A Once-Hot Startup –

11 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Managing Developers –


Marketing Horror Stories | Modern Marketing –

Google Reveals Who Actually Uses A Smartwatch | Co.Design –

What Your ZIP Code Says About You | Co.Design –

Blurred Lines: Is Native Advertising Bad Or Good? –

Why Jewelry Stores Hide The Price Tags | Planet Money –

3 Out of 4 Negative Tweets Happen While Customers Are Still Inside the Restaurant –

6 Ways to Make Your Product into a Habit –

Why we suck at buying stuff: Dan Gilbert On Comparison Shopping, Money Psychology | Business Insider –

Best Marketing Books To Give As Gifts –

This Simple Sales Trick Is Positively Brilliant –

Why Your Links Should Never Say “Click Here” | Smashing Magazine –

Fall of the Banner Ad: The Monster That Swallowed the Web –


4 Effective Ways to Iterate Design Work | Inspect Element –

The World’s Most Artful Tattoo Designs | Co.Design –

Intricately cut paper depicting everything from ants to anime | DesignFaves –

Various Illustrations, set 13. | Behance –

In This Airplane Redesign, No One And Everyone Gets A Window Seat | Co.Design –

World’s 20 Most Beautiful Subway Stations.–

Weekend Heller: Romanian and Bulgarian Graphic Design | Print Magazine –

Poster Designs by Skákala | HOW Design –

7 Design Resources for Creatives Who Do It All | HOW Design –

The Beauty of Letterpress and Engraving | Print Magazine –

9 Creative Resources for Illustrators | Print Magazine –

Handlettering Gymnastics | Print Magazine –

A Magical, Turbulent History of the Color Green | Print Magazine –

Free Business Card Templates Inspired by American Psycho –


8 Great Logo Design Resources for Beginners –

Logo Design: Antlers | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

Amazing Law Firm Logos Designers Should See | Naldz Graphics –

40 brand logos with hidden messages | Webdesigner Depot –

Fresh from the SPRING: greenblack | crowdSPRING Blog –

Friday Fresh Free Fonts – High Sans Serif 7, Origo, Norwester | Abduzeedo –


26 More of the Best Free Responsive Drupal Templates –

Drafting Tips for Creative Wireframe Sketches | Tips –

Freebie: 130 Hand-Drawn Web & App Icons –

Tips, Tricks, and Considerations for Designing an E-Commerce Website | SpyreStudios –

50 fantastic freebies for web designers | Webdesigner Depot –

Collection of Free Page-Loading Effects (Tiny User-Friendly Animations) | Designmodo –

Free SVG Icons! –

4 web design trends for 2015 that will change your job forever | Creative Bloq –

Freebie: Vacation Vector Icons Set For The Holidays –

Free download: 60 flat-style mockups | Webdesigner Depot –


App Icon Sketches on Behance –

Apple Watch with Skype and Viber | App Design Served –


How To Do Things With Words | Behance –

Why Hillary Clinton Wants To Make Sure Pediatricians Are Talking About Childhood Literacy

The Case for Low Ideals –

World Food Day: 10 myths about hunger | Global development –

A Super-Simple Way to Understand the Net Neutrality Debate –

Car companies catch up to a connected world –