Twitter Link Roundup #250 – The very best ideas about Small Business, Startups, and Design! Mike | January 2nd, 2015

With the new year, our thoughts at crowdSPRING invariably focus on what we have in excess: winter, winter, winter. And with winter comes our favorite team outing of the year: Skiing! Check out the beautiful video above and perhaps you’ll be inspired to join in, too

And now, properly primed for the cold New Year, it’s time for our weekly roundup! 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

Many Choose Not to Save in the Health Marketplace – crowdspring.co/12NPwsQ

How Gabriel Bristol Went From Homeless to CEO crowdspring.co/1CP44ba

Rebounding economy could mean more pay raises crowdspring.co/1AcOd40

Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Good for Your Business? |insureon – crowdspring.co/1AcO9kK

startupsblog

What Keeps Them Up At Night? – crowdspring.co/1A8BMUB

Move Over, Millennials: Generation Z Is Entrepreneurial And Plans On Working Independently | Co.Exist–crowdspring.co/13DAMgq

A Testable Idea Is Better than a Good Idea | HBR – buff.ly/1JXEdQw

The Inescapable Paradox of Managing Creativity – crowdspring.co/1DwzCnM

How Competitive Startups Can Fuel Each Other’s Success – crowdspring.co/1yQkEpq

Special guest post by @JTRipton: “The Top 10 Business Books of 2014″| vcrowdSPRING Blog – crowdspring.co/1Aiew6K

socialmediablog

5 Sources of Online Traffic You’ve Never Heard Of | SEJ crowdspring.co/16GvoeD

Five things great brands will do differently on social media in 2015 | Media Network | The Guardiancrowdspring.co/1AcHl6S

3 Social-Marketing Predictions for 2015 – crowdspring.co/13n53AW

The More Visual Content, The Better Visibility | elephate blog – crowdspring.co/1zGFhDV

5 Ways to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing | Social Media Examiner crowdspring.co/1AcHo2x

Facebook May Be Adding a ‘Dislike’ Button – crowdspring.co/1sqO5wQ

4 Steps Needed to Transform the Digital-Marketing Industry – crowdspring.co/1srLDjS

What’s the value of a fake social media follower? – crowdspring.co/16lTlYB

7 Ecommerce Secrets That No One Does at This Time of Year – crowdspring.co/1wQ3lF9

What Would Steve Tweet? | Co.Labs – crowdspring.co/1yQjRou

12 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy crowdspring.co/1AY04TN

designblog

Infographic Designers’ Sketchbooks: The Process of Making Infographics | My Design Shopcrowdspring.co/1ven9vz

Designer of the Week: Sarah Osborn |Print magazine –  crowdspring.co/1JWQx3ncrowdspring.co/1JWQuoecrowdspring.co/1JWQx3o

Typography Inspiration: Creating Energetic Type – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1venazU

A Tool That Answers ‘What’s That Typeface?’ – The Atlantic crowdspring.co/1rb1CaV

The History Of Graphic Design, In Icons | Co.Design | business + design crowdspring.co/1JECqj4

Designer of the Week Matthew Terdich Knows Creative Design crowdspring.co/1x9u9jF

15 awesome downloadable freebies for designers crowdspring.co/1D1UdMD

Design. What’s It Worth? | Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1Av8Wju

8 Essential Supplies & Resources for Your Hand Lettering Toolkit crowdspring.co/13NBMPv

Best Book Covers: Penguin Drop Caps – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1D1UXBs

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20 crowdspring.co/14859g5

The Secret History Of The Noguchi Table | Co.Design | business + design crowdspring.co/1x9tQFx

Hand Lettering Type Takeover: Typography Inspiration & Instruction | My Design Shop crowdspring.co/1Av8iTb

logodesignblog

Logo Design: More Peppers | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration crowdspring.co/16GrZwm

“Fresh from the SPRING” features a wonderful designer: TheBluesman | crowdSPRING Blog –crowdspring.co/14c8ElD

How Much Does Color Define A Logo? | Co.Design | business + design crowdspring.co/1AcIrzl

Why The Security Bug Heartbleed Has A Catchy Logo | Co.Design | business + design crowdspring.co/1tst8SJ

30 gorgeous logo designs for your inspiration crowdspring.co/1rtMtla

Netflix Has A Boring New Logo It Doesn’t Want To Talk About | Co.Design | business + designcrowdspring.co/1xZW8lP

7 Questions For Logo Design Legend Ivan Chermayeff | Co.Design | business + design crowdspring.co/13NBPuA

Pentagram’s Michael Bierut Rebrands The MIT Media Lab | Co.Design | business + designcrowdspring.co/1AcIoDP

webdesignblog

Design Considerations: Text on Images | CSS-Tricks crowdspring.co/16Gs0k0

8 Useful Subreddits for Designers crowdspring.co/1rb1BUq

UI, UX: Who Does What? A Designer’s Guide To The Tech Industry | Co.Design | business + designcrowdspring.co/1rb1EzE

5 Elements of an Irresistible Call to Action crowdspring.co/1tsDLVG

Haruki Murakami’s website is an awesome reflection of his writing – crowdspring.co/1rtKCg8

Introduction to Creating Your First WordPress Widget – Tuts+ Code Tutorial crowdspring.co/13NAR1i

mobiledesignblog

Apple accounts for 51 percent of new mobile activations this Christmas | The Verge – http://crowdspring.co/1BdeKhV

otherblog

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back | Fast Company | Business + Innovationcrowdspring.co/1AYakv9

Santiago Calatrava: The World’s Most Hated Architect? | Co.Design | business + designcrowdspring.co/1Cko8SP

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