Twitter Link Roundup #257 – Fresh Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

I’ve written before about things that entrepreneurs can learn from children but, before I saw this video, I had no idea what dancers can learn from babies. This little one is brimming with talent and creativity and I hope that scouts from the Bolshoi, The Joffrey Ballet and, the New York City ballet are watching!

Now that you’re inspired to try out some new moves.. it’s time now for our weekly Roundup! Here are a slew of fresh 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 fresh stuff! Enjoy!


How to find, hire, and work with a great accountant – Graphic Design Blender

How Prepared Are You for Tax Time? | Quiz | Staples | Business Hub

Last-Minute Bookkeeping Tips Before You See the Tax Man

Stop Working So Hard and Still Get More Clients – Amy Porterfield

Hiring & Growth in Small Business | Wasp Barcode – YouTube


Most Innovative Companies 2015 | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Global Trends That Will Transform Your Business

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Keith Rabois about Venture Capital and Business | by @trengriffin –

Things I’ve Learned from Sheryl Sandberg about Management, Careers & Business | by

How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur, Taylor Swift Style

A visual on the difference between a boss & a leader. Don’t EVER hire bosses.

How to Choose a Great Name for Your New Business

Don’t Be Afraid to Stand Apart From the Herd

Best Industries for Starting a Business Right Now

3 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Take Vacation Time

7 Qualities of Remarkable Leaders

The Power of No

Send a Better Message With Body Language

Small Business and Startups: Net Neutrality, Part Deux | crowdSPRING Blog –

What You Need to Launch a Startup During the Zombie Apocalypse, or Any Time

How Bad Local Data Leads to Bad Calls — And Frustrated Customers | Street Fight

How to Protect Your Time Without Alienating Your Network – HBR


Clean Up Your Bad Backlinks | Search Engine Journal

11 Unusual Visual Content Marketing Tips to Drive a Ton of Traffic

How to Learn from Your Successes – Copyblogger

4 Visual Marketing Ideas to Boost Twitter Engagement

How Content Marketing Builds Your Business

The 4-Step Approach to Effective Facebook Ad Targeting – Jon Loomer Digital

Understanding 5 Types of Landing Pages and their Use for Business

Nine ways analytics will help you not suck at Twitter | Econsultancy

Demystifying Creative Commons Licenses

Responsible Social Share Links — Jonathan Suh

Hitting a Plateau with Your Organic Traffic? Here Is How You Keep Growing


“Solve the problem. Don’t decorate.” Get to Know DJ Stout – Print Magazine

A Fetching Redesign Of Ikea’s Blue Tote Bag | Co.Design | business + design

Typography 35: The Annual of the Type Directors Club | My Design Shop

Fifty Years of Illustration: History of Illustration | My Design Shop

The 5 Best Designs Of Iconic Soy Sauce Bottle Creator Kenji Ekuan | Co.Design | business + design

How to Apply Custom Shattered Glass Brushes in Adobe Photoshop – Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial

Grid Design References | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration

The Wisdom & Book Covers of Peter Mendelsund – Print Magazine

Why Print Design is a Gateway Media – Print Magazine

Behance on Instagram: “Physical Training by Maria Svarbova”

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

Regional Design Annual 2014: South – Print Magazine


Looking at Images: Phi Grid vs. Rule of Thirds | Design Shack

A Clever Way To Hide An Ugly Elevator Shaft | Co.Design | business + design

Skull Art: When Death Covered the Newsstand – Print Magazine

Snow Script | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration

Empathy And Technology − The Relationship That Makes Good Design Better – Usability Geek

Kenji Ekuan, designer of the kikkoman soy bottle passes away at 85

At 90, She’s Designing Tech For Aging Boomers : All Tech Considered : NPR

The Wisdom & Book Covers of Peter Mendelsund – Print Magazine

Infographics To Help You Understand The Woolly World Of Science | Co.Design –


“Fresh from the SPRING” features our super desiger, 5IVE_STAR_CREATIVE | crowdSPRING Blog –


Building a better burger with HTML and CSS | Web design | Creative Bloq

Web Font Load: Install All Google Web Fonts at Once

Style Guide Generator Roundup · An A List Apart Blog Post

Five Easy Ways to Be a Better Web Professional | Viget

Best Free WordPress Themes Feb 2015

8 Psychological Triggers to Optimize Your Pricing Page

Control This VR Menu By Making A Fist | Co.Design | business + design


Groupon Founder’s New App Offers Awesome GPS Walking Tours | WIRED


Why the “Perfect Workout” Turned Out to be a Myth – Further

Extracting Data from a Dead Tablet

Net neutrality: Whole lot of drama in those two words

DIY prosthetic hands for kids via the 3D printer! Hand of a Superhero, via @nytimes

How to get more people to wait for the light at intersections: The Dancing Traffic Light –

14 Powerfully Beneficial Effects of Gratitude

College graduation rates skewed by income