Twitter Link Roundup #247 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Mike | December 12th, 2014

“Make it snow,” says Captain Picard! Have a listen to this wonderful leader’s very own version of this old holiday chestnut.  13 days until Christmas, but who’s counting, anyhow? WE ARE!

And now… our weekly roundup of the great links and articles we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account). We do like to talk about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! I hope you enjoy!

smallbusinessblog

How to Tell Your Small-Business Story – crowdspring.co/1zdweK9

12 Best Free Invoice Generators –  crowdspring.co/1G58WrV

5 Ways To Help Employees You’re About To Lay Off | Fast Company – crowdspring.co/159KAQE

Need a Business Idea? Here are 55 – crowdspring.co/1zPHB9F

Food Trucks 101: How to Start a Mobile Food Business – crowdspring.co/1qW98Xf

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes – crowdspring.co/1CzhuZY

Setting up shop: 5 steps to opening a store | Money – crowdspring.co/1yDojFH

It’s Absurd That Health Care Costs Are So Confusing – crowdspring.co/1yDomRJ

How To Find a Great Business Coach – crowdspring.co/1CzhN6M

startupsblog

A look at 5 sectors: “2015: Some Trends!” | crowdSPRING Blog – crowdspring.co/1CZ4wVl

Make Time for the Work that Matters – crowdspring.co/1BqNUnV

The Real Reason Unlimited Vacation Policies Work | by @mvolpebuff.ly/1w3kqsO

Coca-Cola Plans to Help Startups Around the World – crowdspring.co/159Mot0

8 Qualities of Leaders Who Deliver Value Every Day – crowdspring.co/1A8QSK8

Where are the Women Software Engineers? – crowdspring.co/12gwMCO

4 Ways To Create More Entrepreneurial Teams | Fast Company – crowdspring.co/1zJjKba

How to Show Employees Love (Even if it Makes Them Feel Awkward) – crowdspring.co/1CzgUvd

Why Fear Kills Productivity – crowdspring.co/1u8mL0k

You Won’t Get It Right on Day One – crowdspring.co/1pIOCbP

7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do – crowdspring.co/1pIQxNE

Lessons From Burning Man on How to Unlock Creativity and Think Big – crowdspring.co/12h0PKB

How to Scrub Out The Toughest Personalities – crowdspring.co/159LQTM

When You Give Your Team a Goal, Make It a Range – crowdspring.co/1yINX9Z

7 Simple Ways to Appreciate your Team (and Boost Performance) – crowdspring.co/1veUNVr

13 Things Startup Founders Aren’t Thankful For – crowdspring.co/1B6KrdY

Don’t Get Burned by Your Burn Rate – crowdspring.co/159KKrk

A Refresher on Net Present Value – crowdspring.co/11LJvw6

TV-Streaming Firm Aereo Files for Bankruptcy | WSJ – crowdspring.co/1Fh64Ie

Making Failure More Productive | Harvard Business Review – crowdspring.co/1vCXLVU

Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women – crowdspring.co/1G5fIhv

14-Year-Old Entrepreneur on Meeting President Obama | Fox Small Business – crowdspring.co/1reRybq

How I Learned To Code On The Job | Fast Company –crowdspring.co/1zJjEjL

Nobody Said Entrepreneurship Was Easy | Trep Life – crowdspring.co/1qW8yZy

socialmediablog

This Lingerie Company A/B Tests The World’s Hottest Women To See Who Makes You Click “Buy” | Fast Company – crowdspring.co/1FhHR4o

What to Look for in a Professional Content Writer | Copyblogger – crowdspring.co/1xJsYFW

How to Enhance Your Loyalty Programs Using Social Media | Social Media Examiner – crowdspring.co/1CVvzRF

Content Marketing Strategies You Can Steal – crowdspring.co/11LJyYE

7 Ways You Should Use Social Media in Your Online Marketing Toolkit | iMediaConnection Blog –crowdspring.co/1tEQmy8

Online Sales for Girl Scout Cookies Are Approved – crowdspring.co/1pIc88R

3 Content Curation Best Practices to Optimize Your Content Marketing – crowdspring.co/11LIdB7

How to Launch a Company With Some Creative Marketing and a Few Llamas – crowdspring.co/1veUgCV

4 Festive Tips for Holiday Social-Media Marketing – crowdspring.co/1v6Fr0z

How Amazon Dominates E-Commerce With Email Marketing | Vero Email Marketing Blog – crowdspring.co/1pYxXRv

designblog

Japanese Flip Books Tell Strange, Whimsical Tales In Unexpectedly Lovely Ways | Co.Design –crowdspring.co/1FhI2wB

Cool Beer Labels: Art & Design from Breweries Around the World | My Design Shop –crowdspring.co/15b2h2e

The Science Of Comic Sans | Co.Design | – crowdspring.co/1wdZ6SO

What Every Young Designer Should Know, From Legendary Apple Designer Susan Kare | Co.Design –crowdspring.co/1CVvAF2

18 Creatively Genius Double Page Magazine Ads – crowdspring.co/1ywByH4

8 Essential Supplies & Resources for Your Hand Lettering Toolkit –crowdspring.co/15Xp4PF

Design Student Turns Friend’s Hair Into An Alphabet | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1wdZbWz

Notegraphy Turns Any Text Into Modern Graphic Design – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1BqJqxB

Incredible 3D mosaics made from paper standing on end | DesignFaves – crowdspring.co/1CVvQnu

A Brief History Of Retouching | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1yD1YId

logodesignblog

18 Creatively Genius Double Page Magazine Ads – crowdspring.co/1ywByH4

Dribbble – KICKSTARTER Logo | Damian Kidd – crowdspring.co/1A8meAL

Collection of high resolution web browser logos with transparent backgrounds | GitHub – crowdspring.co/1yw9Qua

The US-Led War On ISIS Now Has A Logo – http://crowdspring.co/1z0ybtq

Logo Design: Mermaids and Sirens | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –crowdspring.co/1A68ypg

Infographic: The Evolution Of The Bat Symbol | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1tEyELb

This week’s “Fresh from the SPRING” on the  features the artist hookartist | crowdSPRING Blog – crowdspring.co/1IA7e45

webdesignblog

Jason Santa Maria, On Web Typography | Print Magazine – crowdspring.co/15b2lPG

How to Add a Custom Logo to Your WordPress Site – crowdspring.co/1y5dSqL

7 WordPress Themes to Build Your Own Crowdfunding Website – crowdspring.co/1yCHMpZ

Web Design and Digital Content Ghost Buttons, The First Potential Trend of 2015 | Top Design Magazine –crowdspring.co/1qdyijB

Is The Grid a better web designer than you? | Webdesigner Depot –crowdspring.co/1BqHPrC

40+ Freebies & Goodies For Web Designers – crowdspring.co/1we1J78

12+ Tips for Beginner Web Designers | Devlounge – crowdspring.co/1u8daGV

mobiledesignblog

WordPress on Mobiles: How to Own the Mobile Market – crowdspring.co/1tEz6ZX

The right way to ask users to review your app – buff.ly/1yYaa69

otherblog

UNESCO Recognizes The Awesome Design Of 5 New Cities | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1A68JRs

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Art Lover | Design Milk – crowdspring.co/1w2UZYj

A Shoppable Tour Guide To The World’s Most Fashionable Cities | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1u47NJC

Hilarious Winner Dog Cheated His Way To Win The Race – crowdspring.co/1tEzcAC

Future Cities Illustrations | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –crowdspring.co/1CVyJVj

Elders Reaction After Playing CALL OF DUTY For The First Time – crowdspring.co/1A8APMA

Holiday Hiring By the Numbers (Infographic) – crowdspring.co/1CzjykC

Working the Land and the Data – crowdspring.co/1CyYlao

Hershey Recognized For Work Among West African Farmers | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/1zYRqC9

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