Twitter Link Roundup #247 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

“Make it snow,” says Captain Picard! Have a listen to this wonderful leader’s very own version of this old holiday chestnut.  13 days until Christmas, but who’s counting, anyhow? WE ARE!

And now… 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 do 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!


How to Tell Your Small-Business Story –

12 Best Free Invoice Generators –

5 Ways To Help Employees You’re About To Lay Off | Fast Company –

Need a Business Idea? Here are 55 –

Food Trucks 101: How to Start a Mobile Food Business –

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes –

Setting up shop: 5 steps to opening a store | Money –

It’s Absurd That Health Care Costs Are So Confusing –

How To Find a Great Business Coach –


A look at 5 sectors: “2015: Some Trends!” | crowdSPRING Blog –

Make Time for the Work that Matters –

The Real Reason Unlimited Vacation Policies Work | by

Coca-Cola Plans to Help Startups Around the World –

8 Qualities of Leaders Who Deliver Value Every Day –

Where are the Women Software Engineers? –

4 Ways To Create More Entrepreneurial Teams | Fast Company –

How to Show Employees Love (Even if it Makes Them Feel Awkward) –

Why Fear Kills Productivity –

You Won’t Get It Right on Day One –

7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do –

Lessons From Burning Man on How to Unlock Creativity and Think Big –

How to Scrub Out The Toughest Personalities –

When You Give Your Team a Goal, Make It a Range –

7 Simple Ways to Appreciate your Team (and Boost Performance) –

13 Things Startup Founders Aren’t Thankful For –

Don’t Get Burned by Your Burn Rate –

A Refresher on Net Present Value –

TV-Streaming Firm Aereo Files for Bankruptcy | WSJ –

Making Failure More Productive | Harvard Business Review –

Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women –

14-Year-Old Entrepreneur on Meeting President Obama | Fox Small Business –

How I Learned To Code On The Job | Fast Company –

Nobody Said Entrepreneurship Was Easy | Trep Life –


This Lingerie Company A/B Tests The World’s Hottest Women To See Who Makes You Click “Buy” | Fast Company –

What to Look for in a Professional Content Writer | Copyblogger –

How to Enhance Your Loyalty Programs Using Social Media | Social Media Examiner –

Content Marketing Strategies You Can Steal –

7 Ways You Should Use Social Media in Your Online Marketing Toolkit | iMediaConnection Blog –

Online Sales for Girl Scout Cookies Are Approved –

3 Content Curation Best Practices to Optimize Your Content Marketing –

How to Launch a Company With Some Creative Marketing and a Few Llamas –

4 Festive Tips for Holiday Social-Media Marketing –

How Amazon Dominates E-Commerce With Email Marketing | Vero Email Marketing Blog –


Japanese Flip Books Tell Strange, Whimsical Tales In Unexpectedly Lovely Ways | Co.Design –

Cool Beer Labels: Art & Design from Breweries Around the World | My Design Shop –

The Science Of Comic Sans | Co.Design | –

What Every Young Designer Should Know, From Legendary Apple Designer Susan Kare | Co.Design –

18 Creatively Genius Double Page Magazine Ads –

8 Essential Supplies & Resources for Your Hand Lettering Toolkit –

Design Student Turns Friend’s Hair Into An Alphabet | Co.Design –

Notegraphy Turns Any Text Into Modern Graphic Design – Design Milk

Incredible 3D mosaics made from paper standing on end | DesignFaves –

A Brief History Of Retouching | Co.Design –


18 Creatively Genius Double Page Magazine Ads –

Dribbble – KICKSTARTER Logo | Damian Kidd –

Collection of high resolution web browser logos with transparent backgrounds | GitHub –

The US-Led War On ISIS Now Has A Logo –

Logo Design: Mermaids and Sirens | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

Infographic: The Evolution Of The Bat Symbol | Co.Design –

This week’s “Fresh from the SPRING” on the  features the artist hookartist | crowdSPRING Blog –


Jason Santa Maria, On Web Typography | Print Magazine –

How to Add a Custom Logo to Your WordPress Site –

7 WordPress Themes to Build Your Own Crowdfunding Website –

Web Design and Digital Content Ghost Buttons, The First Potential Trend of 2015 | Top Design Magazine –

Is The Grid a better web designer than you? | Webdesigner Depot –

40+ Freebies & Goodies For Web Designers –

12+ Tips for Beginner Web Designers | Devlounge –


WordPress on Mobiles: How to Own the Mobile Market –

The right way to ask users to review your app –


UNESCO Recognizes The Awesome Design Of 5 New Cities | Co.Design –

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Art Lover | Design Milk –

A Shoppable Tour Guide To The World’s Most Fashionable Cities | Co.Design –

Hilarious Winner Dog Cheated His Way To Win The Race –

Future Cities Illustrations | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

Elders Reaction After Playing CALL OF DUTY For The First Time –

Holiday Hiring By the Numbers (Infographic) –

Working the Land and the Data –

Hershey Recognized For Work Among West African Farmers | Forbes –