A Chicago Entrepreneur's Plan to Help 50,000 Homeless by 2017

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To make a backpack that would actually improve the lives of Chicago's homeless, Ron Kaplan turned to focus groups and creative design. The result: a product that's a hit with its target market

Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses

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Whether you are setting up shop or rebranding, designing your logo is just as important as getting things right on other aspects of your business. With today’s logo design crowdsourcing services, you still have lots of options for good small business logo design.

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Twitter Link Roundup #275 – Fascinating Stuff for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! The 7 scars of an entrepreneur | Chicago Tribune – buff.ly/1RwMT17. We love dreams.

Twitter Link Roundup #268 – Pristine Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! How to Make a Dent in “The Women Problem” in Chicago – buff.ly/1FKFUQy.

Twitter Link Roundup #288 – Necessary Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

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We do love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Can Appliances Be Designed To Make You Happy?

Twitter Link Roundup #242 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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We like to talk about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and various random stuff! We are so proud to be a part of the entrepreneurial and technology community in Chicago where we are based. Here we go!

Twitter Link Roundup #287 – Cool Stuff Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

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We do love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Can Appliances Be Designed To Make You Happy? Balclis design – cool crowdspring.co/1LVALGz.

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Twitter Link Roundup #264 – Quintessential Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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We so like to talk about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! From Chicago’s 1871: Howard Tullman’s heavily caffeinated life crowdspring.co/1EAvVe5.

Twitter Link Roundup #216 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Good long video interview by Frank Gruber with Jason Fried about Chicago, Basecamp, building great teams & more – crowdspring.co/1gEsBUD.

Twitter Link Roundup #123 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! A Start-Up Ecosystem Forms in Chicago – [link]. 5 New Spots for Chicago Tech Entrepreneurs – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #113 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Design for Continuous Deployment – [link]. Nice feature story via Chicago Tribune on @Ramon_DeLeon – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #237 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! How top startups pay designers | Google Ventures – crowdspring.co/1pv7S5U.

Twitter Link Roundup #235 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Designing Custom iOS App Interface Elements using Photoshop – crowdspring.co/X7LhFm.

Twitter Link Roundup #118 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! 41 New and Fresh Fonts for Your Design Projects – [link]. 50 Great Label and Paper Tags Designs – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #131 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Events for women programmers in Chicago – [link]. 9 New Free Fonts for Your Designs – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #132 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Take a Tour of 1871, a New 50,000 sq-ft Coworking Space in Chicago – [link]. Improving 404 Page Design – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #185 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Head Designer of Mint on Why Great Design isn’t about Making Things Pretty – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #215 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! “Chicago’s venture funding performance is improving [but] Chicago is still trailing several major metro areas.”

Twitter Link Roundup #198 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Something new for the Chicago tech community – crowdspring.co/1bXLS29. Fantastic Flat Logo Designs – crowdspring.co/18Gb3Tv.

Twitter Link Roundup #222 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! The image above is an interesting project from Strava, showing a heatmat of bike paths in the Chicago area.

Twitter Link Roundup #136 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! How To Make A Splash In A Sea Of Startups: Tips From Chicago’s Top Accelerator and VC – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #203 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Chicago can be better than Silicon Valley (when it comes to promoting women entrepreneurs) | by Sharon Schneider - crowdspring.co/18J09d4.

Twitter Link Roundup #218 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! The image above shows a typical rush hour in Chicago in 1909. 20 Most Creative Product Packaging Designs - crowdspring.co/1mqyhFi.

Twitter Link Roundup #172 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! How closely knit design and engineering teams put Pinterest on a rocket ship | Gigaom – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #220 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Fresh Collection Of Creative Ads | Top Design Magazine – crowdspring.co/1iDk59l. Chicago is the funniest city in the U.S.

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Why Chicago Is A New Hot Spot For Entrepreneurs | Forbes by @tweetJohnHall - crowdspring.co/1dXCsTs.

Twitter Link Roundup #104 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Startups in Chicago check out this new Q&A site – Chicago Founders – [link]. American Design Firms: Too Old or Too Fat? 20 Great Examples Of Poster Designs – [link]. 500+ Beautiful Booklet Print Design Inspirations & Resources – [link].

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! 26 Popular Business Card Designs for Startup Entrepreneurs – [link]. Love seeing all the VC activity in the Chicago area! 40 New Free Fonts for Your Designs – [link]. How to Create a Kick Ass CD Packaging Design – [link]. Top 10 : Must-Have Apps for a Graphic Designer – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #102 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! The most popular fonts used by designers – [link]. What Popular Movies Can Teach Us About Design – [link].

Innovation Facilitation — Death is Easy, Magic Takes Training

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

It means you need to know some basic innovation processes like CPS and/or design thinking. KILN USA is, by an amazing coincidence, conducting a public Innovation Facilitation course in October, at the historic Keith House , in Chicago.

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Twitter Link Roundup #112 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! What Good Does Design Do For Business? Kevin Willer Shares His Experience Building Google’s Culture In Chicago – [link]. What Good Does Design Do For Business? What Good Does Design Do For Business? 45 Latest Free Fonts To Enhance Your Designs – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #125 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! 25+ Fresh & Beautiful Print Postcard Design Inspirations – [link]. Email Newsletter Designs – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #133 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Designers: 9 Mistakes To Avoid For Successful Pitches! Business Card Design: 7 Essentials To Consider - [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #252 – Sweet resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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We do like to talk about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Co.Design | business + design. Co.Design | business + design crowdspring.co/17b2SCb.

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Twitter Link Roundup #207 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! An awesome overview of the Chicago tech scene – crowdspring.co/1krnniz.

Twitter Link Roundup #254 – Sweet, Sweet resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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We do like to talk about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Lack of Effective Web Design Equals Lack of Conversions • Inspired Magazine crowdspring.co/1xHpgZ4.

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Twitter Link Roundup #210 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Why Chicago needs to stop playing by Silicon Valley’s rules | by Adrian Holovaty – crowdspring.co/1f87594.

Twitter Link Roundup #108 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! An AMAZING amount of funding activity in Chicago – [link]. Long-Term Considerations for Freelance Designers – [link].

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Why I Sold My Startup Instead Of Taking VC Money | Built In Chicago - [link]. 40+ Epic Presentation Folder Designs - [link].

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Very good overview from Chicago Tribune on Chicago’s coworking spaces – crowdspring.co/1uUmhyF.