Twitter Link Roundup #295 – Terrific Reads For Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers and Designers!

It’s  difficult to beat the sincerity and purity of a cute three year old singing “Part of Your World” from the Little Mermaid. The video above will  put a smile on your face.

Now, we hope you enjoy another great set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our crowdSPRING Twitter account (and on my Twitter account). We regularly share our favorite posts on entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, logo design, web design, startups, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!

smallbusinessblog

The Surprising Ways a Distributed Team Can Help Your Company Succeed –

The 25 Best Free iPhone Apps For Business –

The Right Way to Fire Someone | HBR –

The Science of Productivity and Happiness: Why Your Office is Hurting Your Company (and what you can do to help) –

Why you should focus on building a strong brand, not just a strong business –

How to Stay Focused on Your Goals [The Ultimate Guide] –

Busted or Confirmed? 3 Common Myths About Starting A Business –

Why Monopolizing The Market Is Poor Customer Service –

How to Avoid Failure: Two Common Small Business Mistakes –

Why A Generic Logo Design Will Hurt Your Business –

How Your Slow Website Burns a Hole in Your Pocket | Hosting Facts –

7 Things NOT to Say To Customer Service | crowdSPRING Blog –

startupsblog

The Resetting of the Startup Industry | Bothsides of the Table –

Busted or Confirmed? 3 Common Myths About Starting A Business –

Why Monopolizing The Market Is Poor Customer Service –

7 Things NOT to Say To Customer Service | crowdSPRING Blog –

The Right Way to Fire Someone | HBR –

Useful set of slides (including data) about the state of the VC industry in 2016, from Mark Suster

Tech’s Most Unlikely Venture Capitalist –

Why you should focus on building a strong brand, not just a strong business –

4 Mistakes New Product Managers Make –

How to Stay Focused on Your Goals [The Ultimate Guide] –

The Science of Productivity and Happiness: Why Your Office is Hurting Your Company (and what you can do to help) –

The Surprising Ways a Distributed Team Can Help Your Company Succeed –

socialmediablog

Why you should focus on building a strong brand, not just a strong business –

Why Monopolizing The Market Is Poor Customer Service –

7 Things NOT to Say To Customer Service | crowdSPRING Blog –

How Your Slow Website Burns a Hole in Your Pocket | Hosting Facts –

designblog

5 Very Special, 10 Useful Sketch Tips –

A Practical Guide To Invisible Design –

Great Design Freebies | Abduzeedo –

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC –

Good insights on design thinking behind reading on the Web –

Design trends: Flat Design 2.0 –

50+ fresh resources for designers, February 2016 –

Essential design trends, January 2016 –

Stunning 3D typography | DesignFaves –

Why You Should Avoid Vibrating Color Combinations –

3 Typography Trends for 2016 (With Examples) | Design Shack –

logodesignblog

50+ fresh resources for designers, February 2016 –

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC –

Design trends: Flat Design 2.0 –

Why You Should Avoid Vibrating Color Combinations –

webdesignblog

The List of UX Tools to Rule Them All –

Good insights on design thinking behind reading on the Web –

Design trends: Flat Design 2.0 –

6 Web Design Trends That Are Here To Stay –

3 Typography Trends for 2016 (With Examples) | Design Shack –

55 Fresh jQuery Gallery And Image Sliders: Best of 2016 –

This is a fun, interesting look at how different brands have evolved their UX –

10 Things Every Web Designer Should Be Able to Do in Their Sleep | Design Shack –

CSS Effects: 150 Cool CSS Examples And Tutorials –

Why You Should Avoid Vibrating Color Combinations –

mobiledesignblog

The 25 Best Free iPhone Apps For Business –

otherblog

The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Self-Driving Cars –

Bilingual Kids Are Way Better At Thinking Outside The Rules –

Want more power as a customer? Here are 10 Important Things You Can Do To Be A Good Customer –

The Science Behind Daydreaming And How You Can Retrain Your Brain To Focus –

What We Get When We Help Others (according to science!) –

Why Apple Will Never Do to TV What It Did to Phones, Tablets, and the Music Industry –

New Anti-Aging Startup Hopes To Clear Out The Body’s Retired Cells –