Twitter Link Roundup #255 – Some Lovely resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design! Mike | February 6th, 2015

It has been freakin cold and snowy here in Chicago the past couple of weeks, so I thought I’d share this beautiful video of our beautiful city in winter. Other places eschew the cold a and frost; this filmmaker with a drone says, bring it on!

Brrr. Now that you know what drives us around here, I present to you 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! Enjoy!

smallbusinessblog

5 Things Small Business Owners Should Know About ‘Facebook At Work’| Deborah Sweeney |crowdspring.co/1LB9Vno

Don’t Forget This One Secret to Running a Trade Show Booth crowdspring.co/1yhJBUR

Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long crowdspring.co/1Bq8Wke

Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question” For 2015? | Co.Design | business + designcrowdspring.co/1tdA7OZ

Plans to Prosper: Small Biz Marketing Doesn’t Mean Small Impact crowdspring.co/1BagPro

startupsblog

Elon Musk touts launch of ‘SpaceX Seattle’ | Business & Technology | The Seattle Timescrowdspring.co/1BadR6p

Why Creating Your First Blockbuster Online Product Is Easier Than You Think – Copyblogger – crowdspring.co/1GTTT8n

The Best Digital Business Models Put Evolution Before Revolution – HBR crowdspring.co/1D6Ue1u

8 Ways To Make Working From Home More Efficient | Fast Company | Business + Innovationcrowdspring.co/1D6Uei4

Stop Equating Women In Tech With Engineers – buff.ly/18OzPF9

Startup Podcasters You Need To Follow crowdspring.co/1tdA6un

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time – HBR crowdspring.co/1zbdv4f

Texas Prison Program Aims to Produce Business-Savvy Inmates crowdspring.co/1C2uwhv

What I am Using Now (5 Free Tools!) | crowdSPRING Blog– crowdspring.co/1uNUuOf

7 Ways Highly Successful People Achieve More | by @jeff_hadenbuff.ly/18OFLOG

How to Take Your Pitch From Good to Great crowdspring.co/15Ifz78

How History and Adversity Pushed an Entrepreneur to Shark Tank Success crowdspring.co/1yhJBo7

How To Emulate Some Of The Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company | Business + Innovationcrowdspring.co/1C2uvKE

E-commerce and price flexibility: New evidence | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal crowdspring.co/1BagMfm

Taylor Swift, trademark diva crowdspring.co/18G91qK

Tim Rookes: entrepreneur seized opportunity after spotting gap in the cloud market | Derby Telegraphcrowdspring.co/1AgPp8d

socialmediablog

5 Ways to Grow Your Email List With Facebook Contests | Social Media Examiner crowdspring.co/1EYiTGV

Tips for Improving Your Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner crowdspring.co/1LB9Vnw

The Unwritten Rules Of Writing Emails | Fast Company | Business + Innovation crowdspring.co/1HHqzSU

How to boost your personal brand as a designer | Webdesigner Depot crowdspring.co/1wT8BBB

The New Era of the Hybrid Marketer crowdspring.co/1zbayAT

Making Customer Support Part Of Your SEO Program crowdspring.co/1C2r2M3

B2B Influencer Content Marketing Case Study & 18 Resources crowdspring.co/1Dm42V8

How to Network Successfully on Google Plus crowdspring.co/162tows

Three Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster crowdspring.co/1CTOJ5T

Essential SEO Techniques To Master In 2015 crowdspring.co/1zteKc3Secrets to Improving Engagement on Your Content Using Word Pictures (and I Don’t Mean Wordle) – Moz crowdspring.co/1Ez42Fu

Top 7 Excuses Marketers Make to NOT Build Their List crowdspring.co/162yk4H

designblog

How & Why Prototypes Are Mandatory for Good Design | Design Shack crowdspring.co/1Dm63k5

9 stunning winners of this year’s National Geographic photo contest | DesignFaves crowdspring.co/16hRRyQ

@Invercote is using @crowdSPRING to challenge the global design community to improve existing consumer#packaging http://crowdspring.co/1FenkgE

31 Creativity Hacks for Left-Brain Thinkers (Infographic) crowdspring.co/16ii7sX

Design to Inspire (Infographic) crowdspring.co/18G8Zip

Hand Lettering by Ricardo Gonzalez | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration crowdspring.co/1BadRmH

10 designs for the future of space travel crowdspring.co/15IesnY

logodesignblog

“Fresh from the SPRING” features a wonderful designer, Feniks | crowdSPRING Blog –crowdspring.co/1vuDFxQ

New Logo project on crowdSPRING! Distinctive logo for a new health care services companycrowdspring.co/1KedQmP

webdesignblog

Ecommerce Web Form Design Best Practices: 12 Tricks for Making Your Forms Less Tiresomecrowdspring.co/1CQ1wIT

45 Free Popup, Alert Window, Notification, Photoshop Designs crowdspring.co/1Bq83bi

A Brand New Direction in Web Design | SpyreStudios crowdspring.co/1HGNON1

What Is Usability Testing crowdspring.co/15IetYP

Drag and Drop Interaction Ideas | Codrops crowdspring.co/1LB9VUs

Embrace (in)consistency « Thoughts on users, experience, and design from the folks at InVision.crowdspring.co/1BaeQn5

Free tools and resources for web developers: January 2015 • Inspired Magazine crowdspring.co/1yhI69p

30 Free Stunning Website Templates | InstantShift crowdspring.co/1Bq82UT

Getting Started with Style Guides – Market Blog crowdspring.co/1C2sNZH

Top 10 Tips to Pick Cost-Effective WordPress Hosting – WP Mayor crowdspring.co/1LB98CT

Prototyping Layouts With Velositey for Photoshop – Tuts+ Web Design Article crowdspring.co/1z2abBO

E-Commerce Site Design Mistakes You Need To Avoid At All Costs | InstantShift crowdspring.co/1wwjg4W

Even More Essential Plugins for WordPress Theme Development – Tuts+ Code Article crowdspring.co/1BadOre

15 websites that use white space the right way crowdspring.co/1L8G5Gx

The 6 Steps to Improve Your Website’s Loading Speed | SEJ crowdspring.co/1z25Uyn

Rules To A Great Customer Experience – Usability Geek crowdspring.co/1AgpPjN

40+ essential JavaScript tools for the Web | Developer Drive crowdspring.co/1xUuIc8

How to Add Drop Caps in WordPress Posts crowdspring.co/15IdUOF

How to Use SSL and HTTPS with WordPress – WPMU DEV crowdspring.co/1Co1Yz7

Viewfindr on Web Design Served crowdspring.co/1Dm42Vj

Creating Your Own Widgets Using Various WordPress APIs: Introduction – Tuts+ Code Tutorial – crowdspring.co/1GTUNSh

Dribbble – Basecamp Signup Easter Egg by Mig Reyes crowdspring.co/1wTbKRX

Materialize – A Material Design CSS Framework crowdspring.co/18FYpbs

10 Most Wanted Twitter Hacks and Plugins for WordPress crowdspring.co/1z2ab4O

The 6 Landing Page Mistakes that Kill Conversion Rates – Crazyleaf Design Blog crowdspring.co/1Co2lKj

mobiledesignblog

4 Questions to Ask When Optimizing Your Site for Mobile | UX Magazine crowdspring.co/1Ez42VT

Rules Of App Design, According To Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer | Co.Design | business + designcrowdspring.co/1Dm4uTi

How Apple Flattened Motorola’s Superpowered Dimple | Co.Design | business + design crowdspring.co/16hR9S3

How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S – buff.ly/18Oy3UL

How To Get More Custom Voice Commands Out Of Google Now crowdspring.co/1xUvvdp

Resilient Networking: Planning for Failure crowdspring.co/1LBcpSE

A Short Animation About The Smartphone Apocalypse | Co.Design | business + designcrowdspring.co/1Dm62N7

The iPhone Of Health Insurance Cards | Co.Design | business + design crowdspring.co/1Dm62wD

otherblog

Snowy Photography | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration crowdspring.co/1CPYYKE

This Desk Knows When You’ve Been Sitting Too Long, And Urges You To Stand Up | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1DuM4Ad

Fascinating: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft | NYTimes – crowdspring.co/1DfRlLI

See this massive 17 inch Rubik’s cube solved in just 7.5 hours | DesignFaves crowdspring.co/15IesnO

Abnormal Photos That Will Make You Confuse At First! crowdspring.co/1Ez2Stn

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