Twitter Link Roundup #274 – Non-conventional Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

The 1980s. Anybody else remember that awesome decade? In spite of Reagan and his ‘nomics, we did manage to have some fun, listen to some great music, and sit on some really weird Milan-inspired designer furniture. But perhaps best of all was the technology that was booming. Who here had a walkman? I had several and loved each one; if you long for those days, have a look at the video above and relive the experience!

OK – enough with the time travel! Transport yourself back to 2015, because it’s time for our weekly Roundup! Have a go at this week’s set of links and 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!


In Mt. Clemens, business owners start small, eventually reinvest in downtown

Small Business and Startups: Things to do Before I Die (Entrepreneur’s version) | crowdSPRING Blog –

Business Growth: 9 Educational Small Business Blogs to Study

Meet the Tiny Tennessee Company Supplying Pearls to Tiffany


Drone Giant DJI And Top VC Firm Accel Partners Launch A $10 Million Drone Fund

The Three People Who Matter Most in Your Network

The $5 Billion Battle For The American Dinner Plate

‘It’s like Uber, but for break-up texts’

Here’s What the Future of Work Looks Like to Millennials and Generation Z (Infographic)

Time Is Money, So You Don’t Have the Time to Lose Things

Tesla challenge to dealers goes beyond electric cars

Do Cynics Make Less Money?

Ways to Dominate Any Meeting

5 Fail Safe Questions for Creating Intentional Leadership

What Type of Creative Leader Are You?

Airbnb Design Head On Why Designers And MBAs Make Perfect Power Combos

Kudlow: Here’s what may be saving the economy

Important Financial Indicators for Startups at Every Stage of Growth | Mattermark –

What Shape is Your Competitive Advantage? | Coding VC –

The Secret Math of Airbnb’s $24 Billion Valuation –

Which is a More Efficient Way to Build a SaaS Startup – Bottoms Up or Top Down?

Improve Your Ability to Learn

Why Humblebragging Doesn’t Work –

Failure porn: There’s too much celebration of failure and too little fear –

Smart Money Habits to Practice in Your Startup | by

How One Leader Turned A Failing Business Around –

Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor, Says California Labor Commission –

Why Startups Need to Focus on Sales, Not Marketing

To Find 10x Returns, Stop ‘Trying’ to Launch a Startup

21 ways to be awesome online

Why CEOs Need a Talent Acquisition Strategy


Exposing The Generational Content Gap: Three Ways to Reach Multiple Generations

5 Tips to Grow Your Content Marketing Career

Alison Bechdel on storytelling “for the forces of good”

Wide Open Online Marketing Myths – Eventuality Of 2015

How to Increase Your Blog Readers

Gary Vaynerchuk heads to Tennessee

12 Social Media Marketing Trends for Small Business


Working Both Creatively And Productively

Designer of the Week: Arlen Schumer – Print Magazine

Tesla challenge to dealers goes beyond electric cars Printed Faucets: DXV by American Standard – Design Milk

The Latest Weapon In Defusing Bombs Is 3-D Printed

Designer of the Week: Bryan James + Animated Illustrations

Madeline Weinrib Launches Rug Inspired by Sand Paintings – Design Milk

This Water Bottle Glows When It’s Time To Take A Sip

Design 3-D Printed Accessories Using Your Arm As The Interface

Tomi Ungerer: Provocateur – Print Magazine

The Art of Print: Print 75th Anniversary Poster Designs

A Stunning New Journal By One Of The World’s Top Data Viz Studios

Illustrator of the Week: Jing Jing Tsong – Print Magazine

80s Artwork in Photoshop

Adidas Stan Smith

A Designers’ Guide To New York City’s Coolest Spots

The Sweet Story Behind These Classic Shape-Shifting Shelves

Architecture Students Build A Suit That Simulates Sleeping In Zero Gravity


Why Do We Like Brands As Much As We Like People?

“Fresh from the SPRING” features the work of “xianpr” | crowdSPRING Blog –

12 Tips for Getting a Killer Company Logo | Techli –

101 best free logo fonts


Free UI Kits for Sketch App and Website Designers – Designmodo

8 common design mistakes that drive visitors crazy • Inspired Magazine

How to undo (almost) anything with Git

Google Unveils The Gmail Of Photos We’ve Been Wanting For Years

How to perfect UX with design affordances

Why Sound Is Digital Design’s Fourth Dimension

Six Best Drop-Down Notification Bar Plugins for WordPress


Creating a Mobile Application with Reapp

5 Free Apps for Getting Your Morning Started


30+ Cute Bunny Tongues That Will Make Your Day

The Math That Shows Humans Could Live Ten Times Longer –

Caffeine could limit damage of chronic stress –

5 Things to Know About Short-Term Health Insurance

Fatal Flaws: Crisis in Auto Safety