Twitter Link Roundup #254 – Sweet, Sweet resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Computer viruses are a huge threat to business large and small – one small infection can lead to a widening crack in the cyber-door to our businesses. Same goes for viruses of the medical kind and last week we saw what happens when large numbers of people choose to forego their children’s vaccinations. Measles, anyone? Who better than Penn and Teller to explain to us why it is so important to get your kid Immunized!

OK then. Now that you understand just how critical immunization is, let’s move on to 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! Enjoy!


Breaking Up With Your Clients The Mathematical Way

Regulatory Issues That Could Affect Your Business in 2015

Tips for Creating Meaningful Business Relationships Online

Reasons I Love Sales, and Why You Just Might, Too

The 5 C’s That Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed

Small businesses could benefit from workplace wellness programs: study | Safety+Health Magazine –

Big Data Is No Longer Confined to the Big Business Playbook

5 Things Business Owners Should Keep in Mind With Succession Planning


Ten Things We Believe — Founder Stories — Medium

What I Learned About Communication From the Dentist

Turns Out, Humility Offers a Competitive Advantage –

EVERY entrepreneur needs to grok this: Job Jumpers Need Not Apply –

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Taking Over the Family Business

From 0 to $1B – Slack’s Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy –

How To Tackle A Complex Issue In 90 Minutes | Fast Company –

Why This CEO Quit His Job to Pursue a Childhood Dream

Secrets From a Chess Master Who Built One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S. –

How To Keep People On Your Side When Your Startup Makes Changes | Fast Company –

Lean Business: Unleashing the (task) Force | crowdSPRING Blog –

Food Startups Bring Quinoa and Quail To The Boonies | Fast Company –

Scaling Business, Graduate Advice, Transparency in Business –


More big brands are tapping creative crowdsourcing sites | LA Times –

Three Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster

How to Build Online Relationships into Meaningful Networks | by

Secret Rules for Powerful Sales Emails

Lessons Learned from Conducting Two Monster Audience Surveys – Copyblogger

Forget Myers-Briggs: To Build a Great Team, Focus on ‘Factor C’ –

The 5 Pillars of Successful Content Marketing

The newbie freelancers guide to engaging marketing | Guerrilla Freelancing

Add More Personality to Your PR & Social Media

Get Your Team To Create More Consistent Content | Convince and Convert –

Lack of Effective Web Design Equals Lack of Conversions • Inspired Magazine


A Reusable Takeout Container To Replace The Hundreds You Toss Away | Co.Exist | ideas +

Type Teams: The Principles Behind Perfect Type Face Combinations | My Design Shop

Upload your design and get live, annotated feedback | Red Pen

Fresh & Free Photoshop Files For Your Next Design

La Latina · Madrid map on Adweek Talent Gallery

Outstanding Comics and Cartoon Books of 2014

What To Expect From 3-D Printed Wood, Metal, and Stone | Co.Design –

Design Trends 2015 Infographic | Coastal Creative Reprographics –

How to Create Layouts for a Fashion Magazine in Adobe InDesign – Tuts+ Design & Illustration


“Fresh from the SPRING” features a wonderful designer: thegonz | crowdSPRING Blog –

Sonos new logo – scroll the screen and you’ll see…

Brand Style Guide Examples, Hand-picked by Saijo George


Changing Landscape of the Online WordPress Communites – ManageWP

25 Essential (and Free!) Plugins for Every WordPress Freelancer and Business – WPMU

CSS Background Shorthand Property

Text Input Effects

20 Free Flat PSD Website Templates and UI Kits

Best Website Designs from Germany: Details, New Technology and Accuracy | Designmodo –

Strategies for Keeping CSS Specificity Low | CSS-Tricks

Exploring the Hero Image Trend in Web Design – Market Blog

30 Brand New Freebie Vector Iconsets | SpyreStudios

What’s new for designers, January 2015 | Webdesigner Depot


New Mobile App UI Designs with Great User Experience

Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask | WIRED –


Explore Chicago’s Architecture Gems Through New Database | Co.Design –