Twitter Link Roundup #68 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | January 6th, 2011

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!

The image above shows some fun illustrations on coffee cups. You’ll find the article which includes this illustration and much more in the Industrial Design section below.

Five Designs Small Businesses and Startups Should Crowdsource –

The 2011 Trends Driving Rural Small Business, my annual look ahead:

Need a Logo? Maximize Your Results on crowdSpring –

A Good Solution-Budget Friendly Design Resources –

Three economic trends for 2011 (fueled by startup goodness) –

HOW TO: Attract Early Adopters to Your Social Startup –

Top Startup Trends of 2010 –

An open letter to the Chicago entrepreneurial community –

15 mistakes young entrepreneurs make, but don’t have to –

Keeping Score: Exit Activity for Venture Backed Companies in 2010 –

Do Investors Invest in Ideas, People or Markets? (by @byosko) –

A short, traditional story about a Brazilian fisherman to kick off the new year:

A Good Solution-Budget Friendly Design Resources –

Five Designs Small Businesses and Startups Should Crowdsource –

Tremendous post on virtues of Path:

Content is king as users look to buy from trusted sources –

Top 15 New Social Media Apps of 2010 –

6 must read social business prediction presentations –

Social Media influence dynamics. Read sections 1 & 7 for highlights –

The Top 50 Best Photoshop Tutorials from 2010 –

The Best PSDFAN Tutorials of 2010 –

38 brilliant wine label, bottle & package designs –

40+ Amazing New Free Fonts to Download –

David Carson, Spec Work, and Hypocrisy –

15 Great Photoshop Button Tutorials –

60+ Free High Quality Vintage Textures –

How to Be a Purple Cow Among Designers –

30 Best Prints of 2010 –

90 Dazzling Examples of Login Form Designs –

50 of the Best Seamless Pattern Sets – Updated –

Common Typography Mistakes: Apostrophes Versus Quotation Marks –

25+ Clean Modern Brochures Examples –

Typography with a Message: 55 Powerful Examples –

HOW TO: Get More Out of Your Fonts –

35+ Free Mobile & Web Application Development Icon Sets –

crowdSPRING illustrator interview: 12 Questions: Meet Dave Porter (USA) –

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) –

HOW TO: Get More Out of Your Fonts –

Understanding the Psychology of Logo Design –

40+ Amazing New Free Fonts to Download –

Interesting logo redesign by Starbucks. I like it, but removing the name seems risky –

4 Predictions for Web Design in 2011 –

The State of Web Design Trends: 2011 Annual Edition –

Web Design Predictions for 2011 –

22 Cool Packaging Design –

A better Post-It –

38 brilliant wine label, bottle & package designs –

77 Catchy and Creative Slogans –

Need a Logo? Maximize Your Results on crowdSpring –

Borders stops paying some publishers. Suppliers stop shipping. Yipes. –

Mobile carriers are calling everything 4G these days –

Forrester Forecasts One Third Of U.S. Online Consumers Will Own A Tablet By 2015

Best of 2010 Tech, Year In Review (by @FrankGruber) –

Goldman Invests in Facebook at $50 Billion Valuation –

Good summary of some of the problems w/ GoogleTV, AppleTV & similar products –

Best Buy plans to buy back electronics from its customers. Gimmick or smart idea? –

Amazon patents system to stop bad gifts –

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

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