Twitter Link Roundup #275 – Fascinating Stuff for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Now wake up! Once again, it’s time for our weekly Roundup! Take a little trip through 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!


Small Business and Startups: Teams and Transparency | crowdSPRING Blog –

A solopreneur’s guide to working (or not) while on vacation

After 40 years, Wind Lake bar owner gets his degree

Small business still standing after 60 years

How a No-Tipping Policy Helped This Restaurant Triple Profits in 2 Months

April Bloomfield: Where Customer Service Starts and Ends


The Surprising Downsides of Being Clever

Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees

12 Tips for Dealing With Patent Trolls

The 7 scars of an entrepreneur | Chicago Tribune –

Is Social Entrepreneurship a Scam? –

Taking the Measure of Corporate Learning

The Confounding Logic of Discounting –

Lessons from the front lines: building Fetchnotes –

Only 3% of Americans are legally allowed to invest in start-ups –

The invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing too –

The C-Suite Needs a Chief Entrepreneur

Forget Time Management; Focus on Stress Management

Strategies to Build a Fun Work Culture That’s Also Productive

Golden Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From ‘Entourage’

The 5 Worst Email Subject Lines in the World Dell’s Prescription for Boosting Jobs Around the World

Marks: 3 Cool Services Your Staff Will Love

Learning Technology: Transformational, Yes, But Not a Cure-All

How to Avoid the ‘Tech 20’

Adversity Only Makes These Immigrant Entrepreneurs More Determined

5 Ways to Dominate Any Meeting

Is The Open-Office Trend Reversing Itself?


Making the Leap from School Teacher to Full-Time Food Blogger with Lindsay Ostrom

Which Form of Digital Advertising Is The Most Effective?

Why It’s So Hard to Get Customers to Remember Your Brand

The 5 Worst Email Subject Lines in the World

What I Learned About Content Marketing by Analyzing 614 Posts

‘Get Social,’ and Promote Your Company at the Same Time

Want Copy That Actually Works? Start with Mass Desire

Advanced Link Auditing & Best Practices For Acquiring Authoritative Links

How to Simplify SEO, PR, and Social Collaboration | Convince and Convert


Get Discovered With a Knockout Portfolio

Draw Yourself Happy: Drawing, Creativity + Your Brain – Print Magazine

Intriguing Graphic Design Books & Resources – Print Magazine

How The Most Successful Creatives Create Their Own Luck

20 awesome design freebies for designers

The Future of Illustrations on the Web – Print Magazine

Kids Can Play Together Without A Screen Using These Smart Wooden Dolls

55 Cool Free Graffiti Fonts

Designer Rob Jones Explores His “Grief” – Print Magazine

The Importance of Case Studies in a Design Portfolio | Tips

How Google Finally Got Design

10 Things You Can Do to Get Your Clients on a Retainer

Artist uses discarded pieces of wood to create intricate designs | DesignFaves

Trip the Type Fantastic – Print Magazine

Stand out in the crowd: Find your niche

This Brand Lets You Design Your Own Clothes, Down To The Label

8 Imaginative Stop-Motion Animation Projects – Print Magazine

Type Lessons: 1 Hour Typeface Experiment – Print Magazine

Win more work in 5 simple steps

D30: Exercises for Designers | My Design Shop

36 Days of Type by Firas Said

Retro Design, Retrovores + Throwback Packaging – Print Magazine

Awesome Interactive Map Visualizes The London Underground In 3-D


“Fresh from the SPRING” features the wonderful work of designer oldpencil | crowdSPRING Blog –

The Work of SuperFriendly


Demo Your Code on These Sites

How to undo (almost) anything with Git

Top Web Developer Tools You Need To Know About

The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes June 2015

Silon: Logic gates and adders in pure CSS

The Role of Decorative Animations in Web Design – Print Magazine

Beginner’s Guide to Regular Expression (Regex)

Beyond the UX Tipping Point — UIE Brain Sparks — Medium

Absolute Best Free Icon Webfonts

Gorgeous Examples of Modal Window Pop Ups | Web Design

Website Colors: How to Choose and Use Them

Apple Finally Learns AI Is The New UI

How jQuery Works – An Introduction

A New Approach to Web Design Focused on Pre-Made Layouts | WordPress


How Apple Is Quietly Preparing Us For The Merging Of iOS And OS X

The 5 Best Apps From Apple’s 2015 Design Awards


Let This Intelligent Oven Cook All Your Meals For You

This Trunk Fits An Entire Apartment Inside (Plus A Bike!)

Why airlines are making it harder for us to buy a cheap ticket

I Was a Human Guinea Pig: 6 Self-Experimentations