Twitter Link Roundup #264 – Quintessential Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Skin cancer is a scourge. And dalmatian puppies are just about the cutest things that ever walked the earth.  Put the two together and what do you get? A genius marketing campaign and a public service effort that is attention grabbing (not to mention, “awwww” inducing). Have a look at the video above and see if you agree!

Enough with adorable dogs? Good! Because it’s time for our weekly Roundup! Here is a whole litter 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!


Snapchat for Small Business: Consider 3 Key Factors

Lean Marketing: Basic Metrics You Should be Watching. Now. | crowdSPRING Blog –

Small Business and Startups: Mind the Gap | crowdSPRING Blog –

Meet the small businesses making millions from online marketplaces

Company Growth: Why everything breaks at 25 employees

How to Build Your Digital Business with the “MVP” Process

Small Business and Startups: Sustainability and Your Company | crowdSPRING Blog –

Companies run by women perform better


Putting More “You” in Your Business—A Guide to Building Brand Personality

Build an Organization That’s Less Busy and More Strategic

Eight genuinely useful tools for domain name generation

Don’t Buy Into the Lies — It’s Possible to Have a Career and a Family

Richard Branson to Entrepreneurs: Shoot for the Moon (But Be Prepared to Crash)

FAIL ACADEMY: Top Reasons Startups Fail

Job-Boosting Skills You Can Learn In A Weekend

From Chicago’s 1871: Howard Tullman’s heavily caffeinated life

15-year-old entrepreneur Brooke Martin on her ‘nerve-wracking’ Shark Tank appearance this week – GeekWire –

Malcolm Gladwell on What Really Makes People Disruptive

The Evolution Of Steve Jobs

At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film

The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years

Reasons Why You Should Network Less

Why Aren’t Women-Owned Businesses Growing Faster? | OPEN Forum

New Tips From Guy Kawasaki on Startup Funding

Richard Branson on Challenges: It’s More Fun Being David Than Goliath

Toms Founder: 3 Killer Advantages of Social Impact Businesses

Catching Up with Basecamp Founder Jason Fried


Will Google’s Mobile-Friendly Website Search Ranking Kill Your SEO?

How to Avoid Journalists’ 5 Worst Pitching Peeves

8 Mistakes Brands Make With Instagram

What is Marketing Automation and Why Do I Need It Now?

How to Reward Returning Customers

Reasons Why Every Business Needs Custom Twitter Hashtags

Increase Your Clickthrough Rate on Twitter

Writing Demands An Appropriate Style, Choose The Style Which Is Best For You!

5 Hacks to Write The Headlines Your Readers Want | SEJ

6 Ways to Make Money With Advertising on Your Blog and the Websites To Help You


20th Century Design: A Decade-by-Decade Exploration of Graphic Style | My Design Shop

Matt W. Moore Brings His Colorful Graphics to Blankets – Design Milk

Mini & Me, limited edition book on Adweek Talent Gallery

A designer shows 42 Technologies to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly (Infographic)

Graphic Designer Milton Glaser on What Everybody Gets Wrong About Design

What is FLomm? – Print Magazine

7 skills every web designer must master

Why Print Design is a Gateway Media – Print Magazine

Build A Process That Works For You By Stealing From Others – Vanseo Design

How to Design a Killer Annual Report | Design Shack

Cork Family by Vitra at


“Fresh from the SPRING” features talented Creative “deip!” | crowdSPRING Blog –

Logo Design: Locks


Mega Flagship Icon Set – Freebie (PSD, AI, SVG, EPS, SKETCH) | WBD –

Mind The Gap: Six Causes of Unwanted Spaces In Page Layouts

BEM 101 | CSS-Tricks

20 Incredible New Freebies for Web Designers


Life Clock Wants To Turn Apple’s Watch Into A Countdown Timer For Death

Ex-Apple Designer Rethinks The Bible For A Mobile World

For Better Life Balance, a Gadget Measures Focus and Calm

Mono App Design

Google and Consumers Agree: You Need a Mobile-Friendly Ecommerce Site

Here’s What Automakers Think About Apple Entering The Car Market


Magical Portraits Of Cat Ladies Besieged By Furry Friends

Car Technologies That Will Forever Change How We Drive – Design Milk

A Periodic Table Of Elements That The World Is Running Out Of

Can’t Afford A Car? Buy One With Your Neighbors

Where Did My Shopping Mall Go? — HBS Working Knowledge

This Is What Happened When Neil Young Tried To Make Peace With Steve Jobs

How Redesigning The Cockpit Could Prevent Another Germanwings Tragedy