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 – http://bit.ly/crowdsourcedesign

The 2011 Trends Driving Rural Small Business, my annual look ahead: http://bit.ly/ePTwGI

Need a Logo? Maximize Your Results on crowdSpring – http://bit.ly/g5NhF3

A Good Solution-Budget Friendly Design Resources – http://bit.ly/fkQuxN

Three economic trends for 2011 (fueled by startup goodness) – http://bit.ly/fW8UYi

HOW TO: Attract Early Adopters to Your Social Startup – http://on.mash.to/ebaE0D

Top Startup Trends of 2010 – http://ow.ly/3wyVK

An open letter to the Chicago entrepreneurial community – http://bit.ly/fHMfr8

15 mistakes young entrepreneurs make, but don’t have to – http://bit.ly/iaPJgQ

Keeping Score: Exit Activity for Venture Backed Companies in 2010 - http://goo.gl/fb/iIR2Q

Do Investors Invest in Ideas, People or Markets? (by @byosko) – http://bit.ly/ghw3hT

A short, traditional story about a Brazilian fisherman to kick off the new year: http://bit.ly/eh2b2J

A Good Solution-Budget Friendly Design Resources – http://bit.ly/fkQuxN

Five Designs Small Businesses and Startups Should Crowdsource – http://bit.ly/crowdsourcedesign

Tremendous post on virtues of Path: http://wp.me/pzpBt-jE

Content is king as users look to buy from trusted sources – http://bit.ly/hfaiQd

Top 15 New Social Media Apps of 2010 – http://ow.ly/3xZZy

6 must read social business prediction presentations – http://bit.ly/gM90gP

Social Media influence dynamics. Read sections 1 & 7 for highlights – http://tinyurl.com/32u6f3f

The Top 50 Best Photoshop Tutorials from 2010 – http://bit.ly/hfN4oH

The Best PSDFAN Tutorials of 2010 – http://bit.ly/hs1FZn

38 brilliant wine label, bottle & package designs – http://bit.ly/fG6All

40+ Amazing New Free Fonts to Download – http://bit.ly/i2b6SP

David Carson, Spec Work, and Hypocrisy – http://bit.ly/er6h6w

15 Great Photoshop Button Tutorials – http://bit.ly/hzUjV6

60+ Free High Quality Vintage Textures – http://bit.ly/dIUDK5

How to Be a Purple Cow Among Designers – http://bit.ly/gzzf4v

30 Best Prints of 2010 – http://bit.ly/ejvuuo

90 Dazzling Examples of Login Form Designs – http://bit.ly/eOqtq5

50 of the Best Seamless Pattern Sets – Updated – http://bit.ly/fveWR6

Common Typography Mistakes: Apostrophes Versus Quotation Marks – http://bit.ly/hifjuf

25+ Clean Modern Brochures Examples – http://bit.ly/eWSJt0

Typography with a Message: 55 Powerful Examples – http://bit.ly/h7fXmi

HOW TO: Get More Out of Your Fonts – http://on.mash.to/dVA7UG

35+ Free Mobile & Web Application Development Icon Sets – http://bit.ly/eNvTII

crowdSPRING illustrator interview: 12 Questions: Meet Dave Porter (USA) – http://bit.ly/f1EXsB

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template tco use today) – http://bit.ly/1ySfi

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) – http://bit.ly/XTLkS

HOW TO: Get More Out of Your Fonts – http://on.mash.to/dVA7UG

Understanding the Psychology of Logo Design – http://bit.ly/i3ijJO

40+ Amazing New Free Fonts to Download – http://bit.ly/i2b6SP

Interesting logo redesign by Starbucks. I like it, but removing the name seems risky – http://bit.ly/gSkRqB

4 Predictions for Web Design in 2011 – http://on.mash.to/dMpNpd

The State of Web Design Trends: 2011 Annual Edition – http://bit.ly/dLWDjQ

Web Design Predictions for 2011 – http://bit.ly/gFeZPt

22 Cool Packaging Design – http://bit.ly/gEjEYj

A better Post-It – http://bit.ly/gQfJdG

38 brilliant wine label, bottle & package designs – http://bit.ly/fG6All

77 Catchy and Creative Slogans – http://bit.ly/dL0MLA

Need a Logo? Maximize Your Results on crowdSpring – http://bit.ly/g5NhF3

Borders stops paying some publishers. Suppliers stop shipping. Yipes. – http://ow.ly/3xb3O

Mobile carriers are calling everything 4G these days – http://on.wsj.com/hH0E6h

Forrester Forecasts One Third Of U.S. Online Consumers Will Own A Tablet By 2015 http://tcrn.ch/hggGpk

Best of 2010 Tech, Year In Review (by @FrankGruber) – http://bit.ly/hMQMpa

Goldman Invests in Facebook at $50 Billion Valuation – http://nyti.ms/ik7DVE

Good summary of some of the problems w/ GoogleTV, AppleTV & similar products – http://bit.ly/h6uemC

Best Buy plans to buy back electronics from its customers. Gimmick or smart idea? – http://bit.ly/eCbbeL

Amazon patents system to stop bad gifts – http://lat.ms/e1vjD5

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

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