Twitter Link Roundup #240 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Mike | October 24th, 2014

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, we post links to posts or videos we enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that we’ve liked and shared this past week!

The video above is an object lesson in how, sometimes, what looks like a dumb idea can actually work out pretty well… enjoy!


10 Best Practices For Email Marketing For Small Business and Startups –

Small Business and Startups: Number One Leadership Skill –

Even the Hummus Maker in Palo Alto Has an E-Commerce Startup –


Design Is Changing How We Innovate | Co.Design –

How to Ruin Your Company with One Bad Process | by @bhorowitz –

Benchmarking SaaS Startup Efficiency with Revenue per Employee Metrics | by @ttunguz –

Why You Should Find Product-Market Fit Before Sniffing Around For Venture Money | Co.Labs –

What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company? | by @msuster –

Why Google’s Reported CPC Declines Can’t Tell The Story Of “A Mobile Advertising Problem” –

Candid & raw. All young entrepreneurs should read … My Last Day At PivotDesk | Kelly Taylor’s Blog –

C’mon Illinois … Interactive Map: Where The Venture Capital Dollars Are Going | WSJ –

A Guide To Co-Leadership: Why It’s Hard, Why It’s Good, And How To Make It Work | TechCrunch –

How The “Big Five” Personality Traits Can Create A More Effective team | Buffer Blog –

Good data on US companies started each year & angle/VC investment in startups –

6 Lessons Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) Gives the Startups He Invests In | Inc –


10 Best Practices For Email Marketing For Small Business and Startups –

Hire the Right Type of VP Marketing  Or You’ll Just End Up With a Bunch of Blue Pens w/ Your Logo On Them

The Duality Of Consumer Behavior –

The Ad Industry Has Made Peace With Crowdsourcing | Mashable –

What makes HubSpot…well, HubSpot? The company’s latest alum tells all | BetaBoston –


30 new free tools & resources for designers (October 2014) | Inspired Magazine –

20 Brilliant Free Mockups for Designers –

How to draw beautiful things in the browser | Webdesigner Depot –

The Virtual Office: Sagmeister & Walsh.

The Ultimate Guide to Cutting Stuff Out in Photoshop –

Great video on the imprtace of Creative Briefs for design projects: Briefly | Vimeo –

Daily Design Inspiration #1898 | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

A new look for currency –


6 Great Tips to Create Better & Original Logos | iBrandStudio –

38 Absolute Best Tutorials for Learning Icon Design –

Branding done well: L’ANGE CORNU, a restaurant & concert venue | Behance –

Freebie: Touristic Icons (100 Icons, PNG, SVG) | Smashing Magazine –


Don’t Be a Wimp with GIMP Tutorials | 1stwebdesigner –

How to use WordPress Shortcodes in Page/Theme Templates –

Inspiration For Designing A Pricing Table –

Set Up WordPress Like a Pro | WPMU DEV –

Free UI Kit: Icarus –

5 Essential Tools to Integrate with Trello for Web Developers –

20 Car Promo Websites from the Automotive Industry | Line25 –

7 New Google Chrome Features You Should Know –

Light Your Posts: How to Create Featured Posts Section in WordPress | 1stwebdesigner –

Be A Better Designer By Eating An Elephant | Smashing Magazine –

Teenage Wasteland Illustrations | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –




10 Tips to Save Time & Do More –

9 Tips to Master Video Conferencing | LinkedIn –

Creative People Say No –

Audi has announced the 2017 A8 will be capable of being fully autonomous –

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