Twitter Link Roundup #55 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | October 7th, 2010

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I 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 I’ve liked and shared this past week!

image credit: Nicola since 1972 (photo of FIORI DI COMO – the ceiling at The Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, installed with over two thousand handblown glass elements).

40 Small Businesses and the Online Tools They Can’t Live Without –

Very useful guide for small businesses & startups – New SEO Starter Guide From Google –

5 Trends that Will Shape Small Business in 2011 –

To Innovate, You Must Stay Dissatisfied –

10 Most Common Excuses For NOT Making Ideas Happen –

Get Your Business Generating Revenue Quickly –

The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple Is Just Fine –

Why Wesabe Lost to Mint –

Very useful guide for small businesses & startups – New SEO Starter Guide From Google –

25 Best Startup Failure Post-Mortems of All Time –

10 Most Common Excuses For NOT Making Ideas Happen –

A Postmortem Analysis of Standout Jobs –

How to Manage Employees When They Make Mistakes –

Are Entrepreneurs Being Commoditized? –

To Innovate, You Must Stay Dissatisfied –

What developers think when you say “Rock Star” –

Should Entrepreneurs Bet It All On The Billion Dollar Exit, Or Cash Out Small? –

The Four Main Things that Investors Look for in a Startup –

256 Must-Read Content For All Tech Entrepreneurs –

Understand the “Freemium” Business Model –

Get Your Business Generating Revenue Quickly –

A disease called “perfection” –

Finding the best startup customers –

Going Freemium: One Year Later –

Put Your Investors To Work For You –

The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple Is Just Fine –

A product is not just about features. It’s about experience –

The End of the Social Media Adoption Road –

An excellent reminder that social media can be bad for marketing –

Perfect that tweets have short lifespans. People have short attention spans –

Technology Redefines Marketing –

Darwinism at play: Not All CMOs Going Digital –

Pepsi, Microsoft Say No One Social Agency Meets All Needs –

The formula for going viral (or Twitter failure) –

100 Best Photoshop Tutorials of All Time that Yield Professional Results –

50 Beautiful and Fresh Free Fonts –

Design Lessons from Well Designed Album Covers –

Bumper Stickers Art – History and Trends –

Free vectors to create amazing backgrounds –

Collection of 500+ Amazing #Photoshop Smoke Brushes –

Round-up of some 50 Best Layout Photoshop Tutorials –

10 Unusual business cards you can actually taste –

Conventions of Great Poster Design (Part 1) : Get Inspired –

The Art Of The Film Title Design Throughout Cinema History –

60 PSD Icon and Button Templates –

crowdSPRING Designer interview – 12 Questions: Meet Raoul Camion (Belgium) –

50 Must Have Design programs for Increased Productivity –

The proper way to outline fonts –

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template tco use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Apple Logo Is an Agnostic’s Crucifix, Star of David: Study –

Top 45 Google Logo Designs –

Why we skip Photoshop –

39 Brilliantly Designed Login and Sign Up Web Forms –

50+ Creative Automobile websites for Your Inspiration –

Well Designed & Creative Footers of Cool Websites –

5 Gorgeous UI Web Kits –

30 Inspiring Examples of Texture Use in Web Design –

30 Examples of Mega Menus in Web Design –

A product is not just about features. It’s about experience –

Notes on “The Usage Lifecycle” –

User Experience: Using Empathy to Empower Your Users –

Incredible Computer Mouse Designs –

The Best Product & Industrial Design Articles Roundup September –

A disease called “perfection” –

Behind the bubble, creativity has always existed –

3 historical innovations and the businesses they birthed –

Choosing Invincibility –

Pioneers should know about @crowdSPRING –

Report from Mozilla’s Crowdsourcing Project – Phase 2 –

The pros –and cons– from working at home –

“Community creative – how we contribute” –

Electronics Giant Crowdsources for Latest Product –

Chiquita Banana Unveils New Crowdsourced Sticker Design –

Google wants to continue increasing the speed of the web by doing away with JPEG –

Both exciting and sad to find a new language spoken in the world (sad because it won’t last) –

What Apple did in 10 years to its main product –

Pathetic & embarrassing that the UN can’t stop raping of women in the Congo –

People launch iPhone into space on a weather balloon & record video –

That pumpkin’s doing what? Avert your eyes! –

A British photographer risked his life as he captured these wildlife shots –

I hope you enjoy these links! Please leave a comment and let me know what you liked/didn’t like.

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