Twitter Link Roundup #249 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

One Direction without autotune. ‘Nuf said.

And now, perfectly in tune and in the proper key, it’s time for our weekly roundup! 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!


A Liability Risk for Airbnb Hosts –

Getting Virtual Teams Right –

Small Business Marketing Tools and Resources –

Customer Service: The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy | crowdSPRING Blog –

The Real Reason Unlimited Vacation Policies Work | by

Crowdfunding Campaigns Come With a Growing Price Tag | Yahoo Small Business – Advisor

5 Pointers for Finding a Quiet Place to Work on the Road –


Brands must ‘open up’ and encourage entrepreneurial thinking to stay competitive | The Drum –

How Investing in Employees Ensures Your Organization’s Success –

The New Era of Time Management –

Why Startups Are Bad Storytellers | LinkedIn –

Obamacare and Pre-Solving Predictable Problems | LinkedIn

Peter Thiel on the Kinds of Startups He Would Never Invest In –

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

Entrepreneur Russ Fradin Makes More Money, Less Noise | Hunter Walk –

The Ultimate List of Blog Post Ideas

Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days –

The Top 10 Business Books of 2014, by @JTRipton! | crowdSPRING Blog –


Eight social networks worth a closer look | ZDNet –

9 Ways to Use Content Marketing as a Recruiting Tool

What You Need To Start A Podcast | Co.Labs –

Not All Viral Videos Are Good Content Marketing –

How to establish your business blog as an authority in your industry

Why the Correct URL Is Paramount –

The Lesson in American Airlines’ Smart Pricing Plan for its Exclusive Club –

4 Steps Needed to Transform the Digital-Marketing Industry –

Inside Square’s Winning PR Strategy | Fast Company –

4 Free Must-Use Analytics Tools for Social-Media Marketers

The Must-Attend Marketing Events of 2015 | Event Marketing

Facebook Data Visualizer

The More Visual Content, The Better Visibility | elephate blog –

10 Times Social Media Made the World Better in 2014 | TIME


African American Media | Print Magazine –

15 Creative Wrapping Paper Designs | Print Magazine –

How to Create Simple Drawings to Clarify Your Ideas and Captivate Your Audience –

Christmas Cards by Karte Design Fabrik | Design Milk –

Infographic: The Ultimate History Of Sneaker Design | Co.Design –

Was Your Design Stolen? Follow These 6 Steps | Co.Design –

Mondrian-Inspired Sticky Notes from PA Design – Design Milk

Zionist Posters: From Cigarettes to Fighter Jets – Print Magazine

Jessica Hische on Jessica Hische – Print Magazine

Classic Illustrations by Mark Bender | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration

Lolita: The Story of a Cover Girl | Book Jacket Design | My Design Shop

31 Sets of Free Photoshop Paint Brushes

Modern Gift Ideas for A New Home Owner | Design Milk –

The Urban Dictionary Of Design Slang | Co.Design | business + design


The Secret History Of The Michelin Man | Co.Design –

Free Fonts – Brasilia, Bakersfield, Mesmerize | Abduzeedo Design

Fresh from the SPRING” features the wonderful designer “lenty” | crowdSPRING Blog –

The 25 best business cards of the 2014 – Blog of Francesco Mugnai


50 Free Resources for Web Designers from 2014 – Market Blog

Original and New Free Typefaces To Stir Up Your Typography

4 Tips for a Beautiful Website Redesign –

Friday Fresh Free Fonts – Libre Caslon, Havana, Kingsbridge | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

20 WordPress Themes To Revamp Your Site For 2015 –

10 fundamental design rules for nonprofits

5 Web Design Trends in 2015 That Matter | SpyreStudios

40 New, Free, Clean and Elegant WordPress Themes for Any Purpose – WPMU DEV

The Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Taxonomies | Tuts+ Code Tutorial –

40+ Freebies & Goodies For Web Designers –


How to Create a To-Do List App Icon in Adobe Illustrator – Tuts+ Design & Illustration

Create Animated GIFs About Typefaces With This Cute iPhone App | Co.Design –


Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink | Co.Design –

5 Networking Tips Extroverts Can Learn From Introverts –

In Emails, Jobs Determined to Keep iPod Apple-Only –