Twitter Link Roundup #80 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | March 31st, 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 is a photo of Manarola, Italy – a small town in northern Italy. You’ll find more photos of colorful towns and cities in the Random Fun section below.

image credit: EpicV27

Lean Marketing: Five Cheap Ways To Market Your Startup –

Creative & Smart Slogans – (expand) and how to write a great slogan for your biz –

Lean Marketing: Five Cheap Ways To Market Your Startup –

The Best 10 Solutions For Email Marketing –

Three biggest hurdles for Chicago’s innovators –

Make your Startup ridiculously easy to write about. Put Together a Great Press Pack –

Startup Exercise: What can’t be solved with money? –

What Don Corleone Could Learn from @GuyKawasaki

7 Common Mistakes Startups Make on Accelerator Program Applications –

Interesting perpsective, arguing Color’s $41 million raise makes sense –

Good post by @micah with tips for entrepreneurs demoing a product/service to investors –

5 solid startup lessons –

Creative & Smart Slogans – (expand) and how to write a great slogan for your biz –

Malcolm Gladwell: Social Media Still Not a Big Deal –

The Economics of Attention: Why There Are No Second Chances on the Internet –

The Best 10 Solutions For Email Marketing –

Are you listening? –

Landing top spot on Google search sometimes a puzzle for business –

The case for Startups, Lawyers & VCs to Blog (with data to prove it) –

Online ad click through rates suck, but some publishers & agencies argue we shouldn’t care –

Facebook wants agencies to share creative (and maybe the terrible CPC/CPM data too?) –

Kids on Facebook are depressed. No they’re not. Yes they are. Cat fight? –

Squeezing Mad Men for more ads. Oh, the irony –

Useful free collection of vectorized social icons –

Elements of Design Quick Reference Sheet –

30+ Latest Free Fonts for Your Designs –

650+ Free Watercolor Photoshop Brushes –

A Crash Course in Typography: The Basics of Type –

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) –

30 Famous Animal Logos –

Negative Space in Clever and Creative Logo Designs –

30+ Latest Free Fonts for Your Designs –

A Crash Course in Typography: The Basics of Type –

Best Practices and Tips for Restaurant Web Design –

Visual Direction in Web Design –

“Cure for the Common Font” – A Web Designer’s Introduction to Typeface Selection –

50 creative Error 404 page design –

50 Email Templates to Enhance your Newsletter’s Appeal –

Creating HTML Emails – How To And Design Inspiration –

Designing For The Future Web –

Creating Web Design Wireframes: Tools, Resources and Best Practices –

State of Web Design in Greece –

Unconventional Website Designs –

Useful free collection of vectorized social icons –

50 Clever, Quirky and Beautiful Packaging Designs –

Creative Food Packaging –

The User Experience And Psychology Of Colour –

ShelfLuv’s new design brings sexy back to book shopping –

Placebos still work even if you know they’re fake –

What Is And How To Switch From Outsourcing To Crowdsourcing –

When a Girl is Executed…for Being Raped –

I tend to agree that the Amazon cloud storage service for music isn’t especially innovative –

Progress with electricity for developing countries – artificial leaf from MIT –

Time to move to Kansas City for faster Internet speeds? –

Teach your kid to ride a two-wheeler. Get those training wheels off. Guaranteed –

Eye Candy for the Weekend – Most Colorful Cities on the Globe –

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

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