Twitter Link Roundup #251 – Cool ideas about Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Tragedy will not stop the creative mind nor the creative process.

It’s time once more 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!


Small Businesses and Startups – 3 New Years Reflections and Resolutions | crowdSPRING Blog –

Fast–And Cheap!–Ways To Make Your Office Space More Productive | Fast Company | Business +

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Steve Jobs about Business | by


Why Career Development And Advancement Aren’t The Same Thing | Fast Company | Business +

For Leaders, Looking Healthy Matters More than Looking Smart | HBR –

11 Simple Ways To Push Your Creative Boundaries | Fast Company | Business +

Self-made wealth in America: Robber barons and silicon sultans | The Economist –

The New Science of Building Great Teams | HBR –

8 Things That Will Immediately Make Your Company More Sellable (Long Before You Sell)

How Successful People Stay Calm – Business Insider

Things I’ve Learned from Doug Leone About Startups & Venture Capital | by

Why Leading and Managing Are Two Very Different Things

What I Learned About Life After Interviewing 80 Highly Successful People | by

7 New Habits Of Highly Successful People | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Even Scientists Think You’re Working Too Early in the Morning

Reasons to Ignore the News and Boost Productivity

Questions to Know if You Should Jump on an Opportunity

12 Tech Tools Productivity Experts Can’t Live Without | Fast Company | Business +


10 Digital Marketing Trends from Top Marketing Influencers

How To Use Facebook Ads to Promote Your Blog Content | Social Media Examiner

Turning Qualitative User Data Into Actionable Design

10 Things I Learned About Local SEO In 2014

Expenses You Should Add to Your 2015 Marketing Budget

The Power of an Unconventional Brand Name

Supposed Media and Advertising Trends in 2014 That Never Happened | WSJ –

Questions to Ask When Hiring an SEO Consultant

Balance Engagement and Customer Service on Twitter


5 of the Best Book Covers of 2014 – Print Magazine

From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be | Co.Design | business +

Yes, Even Popsicles Are Designed Now | Co.Design | business + design

Personal Illustrations by Alexis Alba | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration

The Best 20+ Illustrator Tutorials of 2014 – Crazyleaf Design Blog

Retro Design, Retrovores + Throwback Packaging – Print Magazine

Design Inspiration: 10 Business Card designs – Print Magazine

A Brief History Of Retouching | Co.Design | business + design

Designing With Your Clients – Smashing Magazine

30 Of The Smartest Business Cards You’ve Ever Seen.

Mini Paintings by Lorraine Loots | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration

The Explosive Hand Lettering Rebellion – Print Magazine

A Visual History Of Yoga | Co.Design | business + design


Olive Garden’s New Logo Is The Pits | Co.Design | business + design

“Fresh from the SPRING” features the crazy-talented designer known as Dogwings | crowdSPRING Blog –

100 Years Of Olympic Logos: A Depressing History Of Design Crimes | Co.Design | business +

What Corporate Logos Would Look Like If You Shrank Them | Co.Design | business +

Logo Design: Babies | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration

Infographic: The Evolution Of The Bat Symbol | Co.Design | business + design


An Introduction to Sass Maps: Usage and Examples – Tuts+ Web Design Tutorial

The Best Places To Sell Your WordPress Plugin

An Easy Fix for 5 Website Woes That Can Threaten Your Business – Copyblogger

An Introduction to Joomla! – Market Blog

20 Unparalleled Resources Addressing Each Attribute in Web Design and Development | InstantShift


App Turns Your Smartphone Into A Panic Button | Co.Design | business + design

Apps Are Getting All Emotional ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

MIT iPhone App Makes You Intimate With A Stranger | Co.Design | business + design

Miximal Is The (New) World’s Cutest iPad App | Co.Design | business + design

Turn Your World Into A Secret Message With This iPhone App | Co.Design | business +


The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds | Co.Design | business + design

60 Free Computer Science College Courses to Take Online in 2015 –

Robots Battle For The Title Of “Crappiest” In Japanese Competition | Co.Design | business +

The 50 Best Cities For Freelancers

Strapless Panties, Miraculously Skimpier Than G-Strings, Hit Fashion Week | Co.Design | business +