Twitter Link Roundup #244 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

Today is Friday and I am off to pick up a new puppy! Yep, you heard me right, new addition to the family! Well enough about cute little balls of fluff – it’s time for our weekly roundup of the great links and articles we shared with you over the past week on our  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, economics and other interesting stuff! I hope you enjoy!

The will to survive is an amazing and powerful thing. Speaking of new puppies… the young elephant in this video has a powerful instinct that all of us can admire! The lesson for me? Stay away from lion packs!


The Ultimate Copy Checklist: 51 Questions to Optimize Every Element of Your Online Copy | Copyblogger –

5 Routines To Clear Mental Clutter | Fast Company –

Small Business and Startups: The 3-Page Business Plan |crowdSPRING Blog –

20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use –

Conflict Among Team Members Can Lead to Better Results –

4 Lessons On Running A Successful Business From Best Buy’s CEO | Fast Company –

4 Simple Remedies For Burnout Backed By Science | Fast Company –


The 5 Biggest Tax Differences Between an LLC and Corporation –

How an Adaptive Leadership Style Brings Out the Best in Your Employees –

Survival Tips for New (and Lonely) Entrepreneurs –

Why Entrepreneurs Love Change –

Failure Has Never Been More Successful | Fast Company –

4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee –

How Apple and Beats Music Could Kill the Freemium Model –

It takes all types! 7 Unwritten Rules of Productive Office Environments –

How a high valuation could actually run your business into the ground | BlogPivotDesk –

What Leaders Really Do –

How to Impress Your Boss at a Startup | The Muse –

Utilize Technology to Build Intimate Customer Communities –


How One Marketing Blog Tripled Its Email Subscribers With 3 Simple Strategies | Copyblogger –

Interview with Brian Clark: How Customer Experience Maps Help You Develop a Smarter Content Strategy | Copyblogger –

How Long Should You Make Your Tweet? –

The Amazingly Simple Anatomy of a Meaningful Marketing Story [Infographic] | Copyblogger –

Crowdsourced Censorship? Upset College Football Fans Accused of Hijacking Twitter | Fast Company –

Awful Or Awesome?: This Browser Extension Clicks Every Ad To Confuse The System | Co.Labs –

How A Shared Hatred of Visa and MasterCard Benefits Visa and MasterCard | Forbes –


12 Free Vector Grunge Textures to Erode Your Artwork –

The George Lucas Museum Is A Pyramid From The Future | Co.Design –

Free Adobe Photoshop CC Texture | Inspire –

New free tools & resources for designers | Inspired Magazine –

These Wonderous Caverns Are Made From Packing Tape | Co.Design –

Peek Inside The Studios Of 14 Art Stars | Co.Design –

Fresh Free Fonts – Densia Sans, Postamt, The Cinthia Edito | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

25 Beautiful Free Lightroom Presets to Enhance Your Photos –

Embossed Vector Text Style: Up Your Class in Minutes | Vectips –


The Anatomy Of A Great Late-Night Logo, According To Pentagram | Co.Design –


28 Free Minimal WordPress Themes of 2014 | InstantShift –

The 8 Types of Images That Increase the Psychological Impact of Your Content | Copyblogger –

Freebie: Boldons Icon Set (45 Icons, PNG, AI) | Smashing Magazine –

The Use of Square and Diamond Shapes in Web Design –

Free Food WordPress Themes Restaurants Cafes Food & Recipe Blogs –

Unicode Is Finally Proposing More Diverse Emoji | Co.Design –

50+ Free Social Icon sets for your blogs, websites and new project –

Responsive Web Design Tools And Resources That Will Help You –

Collection of Free Preloaders and Loading Animated Spinners – Designmodo –

Course Demo: Introduction to Web Design | How University –

20 User-Friendly Free and Premium Website Templates –

7 CSS Units You Might Not Know About | Tuts+ Web Design Article –

155 Free Curved Icons for Web x UI Design | Crazyleaf Design Blog –

Free Hand-Drawn Doodle Icon Set | Smashing Magazine –


Free download: 6 iPhone mockups from Coolmockups | Webdesigner Depot –

Five Things Tinder Can Teach You About Mobile Experience | UX Magazine –


How To Make More Money As A Freelancer –

Fresh from the SPRING: greenblack | crowdSPRING Blog –

The Wonderful World Of Whiskey, In One Boozy Chart | Co.Design –

The Graphic History Of Sex On Screen | Co.Design –

A Drone’s-Eye View Of An Airport | Co.Design –

Where Do Designers Go To Work After College? | Co.Design –

Some Retailers Promote Decision to Remain Closed on Thanksgiving –

5 Ways the Movies Will Be Different by 2020 –

China’s Online Holiday Sets Record $9.3B Sales –

What to Do After a Bad Performance Review | Harvard Business Review –

Eataly Elevates Food Retail, Tastes Success. What’s Next? –

Apple Says Zero Users Have Reported Problems From Cyber Bug “Masque Attack” | Fast Company –