Twitter Link Roundup #76 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | March 3rd, 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 an unusual collection of bookshelves. The original post, with photos of more unusual bookshelves is in the Industrial Design section below.

5 things that suck (about hiring new employees) and 10 things companies can do about it – http://bit.ly/hlXrEi

Good post about why you should not force-sell customers when they first visit – http://bit.ly/e279Iy

How to Make Money in 6 Easy Steps – http://bit.ly/hiR3mi

What @UnitedLinen learned in 5 years of REAL small business social media – http://j.mp/dWhlNE

The Most Common Negotiating Mistakes — and How to Avoid Them – http://bit.ly/gEzT7E

How to Avoid a Disaster When Outsourcing to an Overseas Web Developer – http://bit.ly/hDnkXJ

5 things that suck (about hiring new employees) and 10 things companies can do about it – http://bit.ly/hlXrEi

What Does It Take to Become an Entrepreneur? – http://j.mp/fAHXoN

Good thoughts about startup marketing from @FredWilson – http://read.bi/h61cm3

Excellent @37signals post about why it’s important for everyone in a company to assist customers – http://bit.ly/hmEJH4

How to Make Money in 6 Easy Steps – http://bit.ly/hiR3mi

Good post about why you should not force-sell customers when they first visit – http://bit.ly/e279Iy

Good to see increasing local VC investment activity in Chicago startups – http://bit.ly/fmCR3k

The Most Common Negotiating Mistakes — and How to Avoid Them – http://bit.ly/gEzT7E

How to Avoid a Disaster When Outsourcing to an Overseas Web Developer – http://bit.ly/hDnkXJ

Q&A Sites Struggle to Gain Traction as Viable Biz Models – http://bit.ly/h0BpQg

What’s The Real Deal With AngelList? – http://tcrn.ch/gdkOi7

Is AngelList Creating False Hope? – http://bit.ly/f0mJZl

Renewed investment interest in digital music, but is market too crowded? – http://nyti.ms/e9pz8f

9 Ways To Disrupt And “Hipmunk” An Industry – http://bit.ly/fQqKLr

Don’t Try to Learn from Failure – http://bit.ly/glZP6g

How Powerful is an Apology? – http://ow.ly/44J0n

And here’s a “colorful” view from @davemcclure about Angel List and investing – http://bit.ly/hjv6k6

What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – wonderful new series (this episode about @GrubHub) – http://bit.ly/fwZn6K

How Powerful is an Apology? – http://ow.ly/44J0n

Social media marketing spending expected to nearly double in next 12 months – http://bit.ly/hLyHYJ

Interesting and valuable perspective by @benkunz on ROI and social media – http://bit.ly/hZniC4

Interesting (probably smart) that major publishers are creating own ad networks – http://nyti.ms/i87ShX

Is Social Business Innovation? – http://bit.ly/fExP7o

Are Agencies Doomed? DSPs And The Future Of Advertising – http://bit.ly/gXlRjn

30 Super Innovative Print Ad Campaigns – http://bit.ly/g8ZW9T

Ad.ly helping Twitter-enable Charlie Sheen for a direct-to-fan conversation – http://bit.ly/g8x3tQ

About time to see bigger companies testing copy. Small companies have been doing this for years – http://bit.ly/fXkuYE

Excellent overview about Google changes targeting content farms and the impact on search – http://bit.ly/grHHP2

20 creative guerilla marketing campaigns – http://bit.ly/hXYS3a

Top 6 Mistakes to Avoid in Mobile Usability – http://bit.ly/heYkZN

33 Tips For Beginner Designers. Do’s And Don’ts – http://bit.ly/gPOLH2

Amazing Basketball-Related Designs – http://bit.ly/hsvIfm

10 Things You Can Do To Become A Better Web Designer – http://bit.ly/hrpgOk

Great Album Cover Designs – http://bit.ly/eAccr8

30 Super Innovative Print Ad Campaigns – http://bit.ly/g8ZW9T

7 Elements of a Great Movie Poster Design – http://bit.ly/fnIy9v

60 Brilliant Tutorials for Designing Icons – http://bit.ly/e4gCo3

Free Textures Packs To Spice Up Your Designs – http://bit.ly/e8qjlr

Designing For Start-Ups: How To Deliver The Message Across – http://bit.ly/fg2KFB

46 Beautiful Poster Design Tutorials – http://bit.ly/dGCeSc

44 Best Tri Fold Brochure Templates – http://bit.ly/hUxjpZ

The Answer to All Your Problems: Masking – Basix – http://bit.ly/gtinCt

50 Fonts To Give Your Design Grunge Look – http://bit.ly/hjctut

New research suggests distractions lead to more creativity – http://on.wsj.com/hKgxVa

What You Need to Know About Freelance Invoicing and Accounting – http://bit.ly/eDn6zG

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

50 Fonts To Give Your Design Grunge Look – http://bit.ly/hjctut

42 Creative Logos With Human Expressions – http://bit.ly/hZpsLj

10 Useful Tools For Cross-Browser Compatibility Check – http://bit.ly/hSVeBH

The @Font-Face Rule and Useful Web Font Tricks – http://bit.ly/fswC0A

Showcase of Textured Web Designs – http://bit.ly/h4hXkr

Six Useful Google Code Labs Products For People Who Develop Website – http://bit.ly/gaAlBg

45 Fresh Alcoholic Drinks Package Designs – http://bit.ly/hBVtFJ

35 Fresh Packaging Design Examples For Inspiration – http://bit.ly/eSKTEJ

The Most Creative Shelves Ever – http://bit.ly/haiUJT

Nice writeup on the man behind @MayorEmanuelhttp://bit.ly/gtZEdO

The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Copywriting – How to Write Effective Website Content – http://bit.ly/efzUCb

World Cup Football Designs (1930 – 2010) – Balls – http://bit.ly/dTFLov

How To Organize Your Design Ideas – http://bit.ly/hipKC2

Love this … independent author making millions selling kindle ebooks on amazon – http://read.bi/gZUjj1

Who knew space truss geometry could be this creative? http://tinyurl.com/64bbprx

Can you describe the world’s “most typical” person? – http://bit.ly/eKlNzg

What You Need to Know About Freelance Invoicing and Accounting – http://bit.ly/eDn6zG

The future of protein: insects. Grasshopper kabob, anyone? – http://bit.ly/eflKzx

This would be a fun way to get to work: In Central Russia, DIY Motorized Propellers Ski You! – http://bit.ly/hrG1ok

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

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