Twitter Link Roundup #256 – Great Freakin Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Besides wanting to know what exactly is in her mom’s mouth, we also want to know where this little cutie Scarlett learned everything there is to know about identifying typefaces. This is a skill every designer can use, so I recommend watching this adorable  girl strut her stuff!

So… it’s time now for “the chickening,” aka our weekly Roundup! Here are a whole bunch of 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 so like to talk about fonts, logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!


A Standing/Sitting Desk You Can Afford | Co.Design | business + design

Small Business and Startups: What Type of Boss Are You? | crowdSPRING Blog –

How to Turn a Prospect into a Paying Customer | Men with Pens

6 Common Reasons Customers Come to Your Store

Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Incredibly Useful Business Gadgets for 2015


Never Rent An Ugly Tux Again: These Startups Want To Disrupt Men’s Wearhouse | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Satya Nadella makes a big impression in just a year –

Why Managing For Progress is So Important –

12 remote workers reveal how to be happy, effective and valuable | WP Curve –

“The true purpose of sales is to create new value for customers.” –

Accomplish More by Committing to Less – HBR

13 Critical Traits of Successful Inventors

Things They Don’t Tell You When You Leave the Big Corporate World for Your Own Business –

Why I Am Not a Maker – The Atlantic

Google and Lending Club Team Up, Online Lenders Gain Steam

7 Ways Highly Successful People Achieve More | Jeff Haden | LinkedIn

Two big announcements from 37signals (now just Basecamp).

Emma Watson Tells Young Fan To ‘Be An Engineer’ Even Though Her Dad Doesn’t Want Her To –

5 Leadership Skills You Must Have to Succeed

Why You Should Doodle More | Co.Design | business + design

UI, UX: Who Does What? A Designer’s Guide To The Tech Industry | Co.Design | business + design –

How Do You Rank the World’s Best CEOs? – HBR

Europe’s Young Entrepreneurs

How to Use Anger to Your Advantage – Further

Two big announcements from 37signals (now just Basecamp).


Unleash a Surge of Email Subscribers from Your Guest Posts With This Simple Landing Page Strategy – Copyblogger

5 Ways to Tune Your Twitter Strategy Based on Audience Behavior

Don’t Let Your Secret Sauce Kill Your Content Marketing –

How to Deal With Social Media Trolls | Social Media Examiner

How to Curate Data Into Great Content

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing | Fast Company | Business +

Site Speed & PPC Performance: Why You Can’t Ignore A Slow Site Anymore

How To Get Your Company On Board With Content Marketing Culture –

3 Often Forgotten LinkedIn Tools That The Pros Use

The Golden Rules of Blogging: (& When to Break Them) | My Design Shop


This One Guy Approves 30,000 Beer Labels A Year, And Brewers Hate Him | Co.Design | business + design

6 Visual Design Principles. Told In Helvetica & Dingbats.

Inside Microsoft’s New Rendering Engine For The “Project Spartan” – Smashing

Legends in Advertising Awards: The Winners – Print Magazine

Design to Inspire (Infographic)

The Simple Way “Sherlock” Solved Hollywood’s Problem With Text Messaging | Co.Design | business + design

Tips On Creativity From The Creator Of Calvin & Hobbes | Co.Design | business + design

Paper-Art Posters Gorgeously Illustrate Key Design Principles | Co.Design | business + design

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

The World’s Most Inventive Tiny Buildings | Co.Design | business + design

89 Essential Quotes About Design – Print Magazine

“Timely and Timeless” – The Design of Charles S. Anderson – Print Magazine

The Problem With Oded Ezer – Print Magazine

10 Of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Greatest Buildings | Co.Design | business + design

Designer of the Week Austin Dunbar talks


“Fresh from the SPRING” features a wonderful designer, Feniks | crowdSPRING Blog –


How to Build A Website 10x Faster Using WordPress Tools

A transparent box: the case for developing from scratch | Developer Drive

A Collection Of Platforms And Tools To Build Websites In 2015

10 Things All Bloggers Need to Know to Know About WordPress

Time-Saving Tips For The WordPress Bloggers

The anatomy of motion: its importance and use on the web • Inspired Magazine

Infinite and Endless Scrolling: Discussing Pros & Cons

3 things poor interfaces and zombies have in common | Userbrain

Getting Started with Low-Fidelity Wireframe Sketches | Tips

The Future of Illustrations on the Web – Print Magazine

10 Common Mistakes To Avoid On Local Websites


The New Epicurious Infuses Recipes With Google And Tinder | Co.Design | business + design


The Life Of An Introvert, Illustrated | Co.Design | business + design

A HUGE loss: David Carr, Times Critic and Champion of Media, Dies at 58

How Lego imagines Danish hipsters dress – in pictures | Fashion | The Guardian

Insane Things Walt Disney Proposed For The First Disneyland | Co.Design | business + design