Twitter Link Roundup #269 – Impeccable Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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So are your pets well secured? Leashed? Crated? Alright, in that case you’re ready for our weekly Roundup! This week’s set of endearing links and mouthwatering articles that we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account) is keyboard perfection! We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!


Small Business and Startups: 8 Steps To a Successful Redesign | @crowdSPRING Blog –

Employee Culture: The Seven Deadly Sins – Small Biz Daily

West Hartford Business Owner Files Lawsuit Against Police Officers, Town

Strategies For Building A Culture of Innovation

Why Your Best Employees May Be Thinking About Leaving

Time Management Training Doesn’t Work


How Bitcoin Technology Could Make Home Buying Hassle-Free

Hide Your Loneliness With This Selfie Arm

Why Companies Need Novelists

Let This Dog That Earns $15K A Month Teach You How To Dress Like A Boss

Google’s New Interface: Just Tell It What To Do

Reduce Turnover in Customer Service With These 3 Tips

6 Things That Can Help Female Founders Bridge The Gap Between Idea And Success

Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It –

Ten things I learned studying ten of the world’s fastest growing startups –

Airbnb Grows to a Million Rooms, and Hotel Rivals Are Quiet, for Now…

Are You Tolerating Mediocrity? 10 Ways to Tell

Why there won’t be an Uber in every vertical –

The economy is increasingly rigged against workers with less education

How to Ask for a Raise, According to a Hostage Negotiator –

Yahoo Introduces 18 Digital Series at NewFronts

Why VCs Draw Big Salaries but Look for Founders Who Take Little

The Terms Behind the Unicorn Valuations –

Features are not goals –

How To Avoid Agility.…

The founders of Back to the Roots on how they overcame early product woes

Why in the world do airlines overbook tickets?


BuzzFeed Unveils Pound To Show How You Really Share Content

What to Do When You Absolutely, Positively Must Know if Your Content Will Rock

SEO Best Practices: What Not to Do (And What You Should Start Doing Now) | StartupCollective –

Marketing Tools To Use To Automate and Improve Your Website Conversions

Marketing Tools To Use To Automate and Improve Your Website Conversions

QR Codes & Couponing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Only Half of Online Video Ads Are Viewable, Google Says –


Maarten Baas Goes ‘Pop’ at Salone del Mobile – Design Milk

How Legendary Illustrator Maira Kalman Stays Creative

Anonymous Activist Gets Potholes Fixed By Drawing Giant Penises Around Them

Cocoon on Furniture Served

Logitech Pulls Millions From Mice, Invests It In Design

Pantone Plus Series CMYK Guide Set: 2,868 Pantone CMYK Colors | My Design Shop

This Table Was Inspired By Data Viz’s Most Hated Chart

True to Type: Typography and Lettering Awards Winners

Legendary Yet Unknown Lettering Artist Ira Schnapp – Print Magazine

“Mirrored Minds” Exhibition on Drawing Served

Portfolio Design Tips and Examples – Design Milk

Paging Buff Design Snobs! This Is The World’s Most Precious Gym

Avengers (Covers) Assemble! – Print Magazine

Build One Of Microsoft’s Crazy Holodeck Rooms At Home

Birdhouses and Bird Baths from OPOSSUM design – Design Milk

Diario/Journal FICCI on Los Andes Portfolios

The Best Designs of the Year: Midwest – Print Magazine

Designer Arlen Schumer – Print Magazine

Help Get This Modernist Design Bible Back In Print

5 Trends Spotted At The Olympics Of Product Design

Designer of the Week: David M. Smith – Print Magazine

Why A Building Made From Papier-Mâché Isn’t As Crazy As It Sounds

The Best Way To Recycle Old Tech Gear? Decorate With It

Becoming A Graphic And Digital Designer #5 – Print Magazine

Visualized: The Complete Hero Roster Of The Mighty Avengers

Do You See What I See? The Illusion of Typeface Mechanics – Print Magazine

Where I Work: Gabriele Chiave of Marcel Wanders Studio – Design Milk


“Fresh from the SPRING” celebrates the designer airborne! | crowdSPRING Blog –

Finding Logo Design Trends – Print Magazine


The Travel Log Gets An Immersive Makeover


TZOA Monitors Air Quality Anywhere, Everywhere – Design Milk

Starbucks Builds A Store With No Line

21 Things I Didn’t Know About The Apple Watch Until I Started Wearing One


Proof The Time Is Right For The Government To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

The Future Of “Killer” Robots: Helping People

The Ancient Fitness Routine That Transforms You in Ten Minutes a Day – Further

Read The Fine Print Before You Use Microsoft’s Viral Age-Guessing Tool

What Latin America Will Look Like In 2020