Twitter Link Roundup #277 – More Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

At the risk of freaking out certain people in our office (no names mentioned; OK, hi Bianca!) I shared this video which is in turns creepy and incredibly beautiful. Not to mention an object lesson in the wisdom of staying away from shiny objects!  Not to worry, though: this roundup may glow in the dark, but is definitely NOT laced with cyanide!

And with that, it’s time once more for our weekly Roundup! Millipedes may be creepy-cool, but not near as cool as this 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) ! 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!


How To Motivate Yourself To Do Virtually Anything

A Fantastic Lesson My 4-Year-Old Taught Me About Selling

What If Your Furniture Could Make You Money?

What surviving an avalanche taught me about business

Essential Resources for Entrepreneurs Building a Business

How Do You Become The World’s Best Taxidermist?

5 Myths of Great Workplaces –

Where Customer Service Starts and Ends…


Want To Be More Productive? Listen To The Sounds Of Nature

How to Grow From Great Idea to Profitable Business in 3 Steps

Why this incubator takes the studio approach to startup creation

8 innovative companies poised to disrupt their industries

The Top 8 Mistakes I Made In My First 18 Months As a VC Partner –

For Start-Ups, How Many Angels Is Too Many?…

Successful People Practice Lifestyle Hacks for Productivity –

Growth Minded Entrepreneur on Instagram: “Less talking -> More doing. #JFDI”

Tech Startups Woo Investors With Unconventional Financial Metrics — but Do Numbers Add Up? –

Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make –

5 Tips for Launching a Startup With Little Money –

Reasons Why You Should Say Yes to Saying No

Which Are The Most Innovative Consumer Companies?

The 4 Things No One Tells You About Funding

From the Vault: America’s Founding Entrepreneurs | crowdSPRING Blog –


Is Live Streaming Right for Your Business | Convince and Convert

Usability Metrics – A Guide To Quantify The Usability Of Any System – Usability Geek

Social Media Crisis Management Plan

How to take a break from writer’s block | Men with Pens

21 Places for Finding Social Media Content to Fill Your Schedule

Unusual Tips to Improve Your SEO With Social Media


What is a full-stack designer, and should you be one?

Q&A with ColorJar Founder and CEO @David_Gardner | BigMarker Blog –

Going Custom: Top Gear Talks Bike Design – Design Milk

Creative Business Card Design Ideas for Print

More Works from Studio Kxx

Japanese Paper-Cutting Is The Future Of Flexible, Bendable Gadgets

Illustrator of the Week: Steven Noble – Print Magazine

Freebie: 16 Really Cool Must Have Grunge Textures

Confidence-Building Exercises for New Freelancers – Studio Blog

Things No One Tells You When You Start Freelancing

Everyman Marker – Print Magazine

This Is The Most Realistic CGI Skin We’ve Ever Seen

Reading is My Bag – Print Magazine

300+ Coffee Stains Photoshop Brushes | Best Design Options

The TRIBES | Client: Animation Mentor on Character Design Served

These Photos Of Tiny, Futuristic Japanese Apartments Show How Micro Micro-Apartments Can Be

Playful paintings defy the laws of gravity and space | DesignFaves

These Old City Buses Have A New Purpose: Mobile Homeless Shelters


“Fresh from the SPRING” features a wonderful designer: Graphis | @crowdSPRING Blog –


How to Choose the Right Stock Photo for Your Next Project

Instagram’s All-New Search & Explore Features Will Change How You Use Instagram

Tips For Finding Success As A Female Engineer –

Do The Simple Thing First: The Engineering Behind Instagram

Three takeaways for web developers after two weeks of painfully slow internet –

Splendid Website Design with Angled Blocks

Popular Trends in Newsletter Signup Forms | Design Shack

10 WordPress themes perfect for small business

Advantages of Using White Spaces in Designing

The Role of Decorative Animations in Web Design – Print Magazine

Factors to consider when choosing the right web host • Inspired Magazine

20 Best Responsive eCommerce Themes For Your Online Store

Google Search Console: A Beginner’s Guide

Custom interfaces with aria html and javascript – Léonie Watson

Designing For (and With) Color Blindness — Sonic Digital Lab — Medium

How to build a simple reservation system | Developer Drive


How Mobilegeddon Affected Big Brand UX | UX Magazine

New, Simple ‘Buy’ Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppers…

11 Services to Get Your Site & Business Mobile Ready – Studio Blog

Concept Design: Medium for Android


The Biggest Bang: A Dazzling View On the World’s Largest Fireworks Festival

Listen To How Much More Soothing The NYC Subway Could Sound

The Science Of Why We Talk Too Much (And How To Shut Up)…

IBM Discloses Working Version of a Much Higher-Capacity Chip…

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