Twitter Link Roundup #86 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | May 19th, 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!

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Small Wins and Feeling Good – http://bit.ly/lpqldo

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs on maintaining your focus: checklists rock – http://bit.ly/j9iuem

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: NeverLabs – http://bit.ly/ks7QID

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs on maintaining your focus: checklists rock – http://bit.ly/j9iuem

Small Wins and Feeling Good – http://bit.ly/lpqldo

The One-Paragraph Start-Up Plan – http://yhoo.it/lOEyXf

Seven marketing mistakes most startups make – http://bit.ly/kxS4xL

You Are Solving The Wrong Problem – http://bit.ly/lkiTBM

The right investors for the mission – http://zite.to/jlBWQX

New Facebook resource center for nonprofits – http://on.mash.to/mlsEM8

5 lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Navy SEALs – http://bit.ly/lamQKd

How to Avoid the Passion Trap – http://bit.ly/lGCRwh

Good perspective about Microsoft’s Ballmer & reasons why a change at the top is needed – http://bit.ly/lz6gat

“With luck the latest web bubble will do less damage than its predecessor” – http://econ.st/mJjaDX

Big behavioral change can occur through small actions – http://bit.ly/j6ri21

The False Choice Between Babies & Startups – http://onforb.es/lqXfVR

Research suggests entrepreneurs are not very good at making financial projections – http://bit.ly/kzJiqu

Turning an Addiction into a Bootstrapped Startup – http://j.mp/ikwTo9

Not a good trend – word of mouth on the decline, based on recent consumer survey – http://bit.ly/l8sf8f

Earned media becoming more important (makes sense that this is happening) – http://bit.ly/jSoB1g

Very poor efficacy from Twitter ads – http://bit.ly/iiNak5

Gmail to add static images to the ads shown in free gmail accounts – http://nyti.ms/k2Xc6Q

Most Creative Ads Ever – http://bit.ly/mRPCiH

40 Awesome Photoshop CS5 Tutorials to Sharpen Your Skills – http://bit.ly/jStZy9

Brochure & Flyer Designing – Tips, Construction Techniques and Design Examples – http://bit.ly/jMLqoX

15 Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Advertisements – http://bit.ly/kz1AzZ

20 Apocalyptic Photoshop Tutorials – http://bit.ly/jk1AgT

How To Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing – http://bit.ly/lCev3j

Super Creative Illustrations – http://bit.ly/k1PUlV

Inspirational Flyer Designs – http://bit.ly/jjZ53X

30+ Well-designed Tri-fold Brochures – http://bit.ly/kwmGl6

Most Creative Ads Ever – http://bit.ly/mRPCiH

60+ Must-Have Photoshop Brush Sets For Excellent Grunge Effects – http://bit.ly/lvNHEN

50 Business card tutorials – http://bit.ly/mUgx7X

20 Amazing Photoshop Tutorials For Creating Your Own Poster – http://bit.ly/irqrs6

40 Big and Highly Detailed Free Icon Sets to Improve Your Designs – http://bit.ly/jFnWa3

10 Productivity Tips Specifically Designed for Designers – http://bit.ly/le5b6N

33 Essential Resources for Developers & Designers – http://on.mash.to/jwwjTi

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

30 Examples of Dotted-Style Logo Designs – http://bit.ly/iQCBFp

35 Stunning Blue Color Website Designs – http://bit.ly/jGCroz

33 Essential Resources for Developers & Designers – http://on.mash.to/jwwjTi

51 top travel website design examples – http://bit.ly/lbeuA4

60+ Cool and Refreshing Green Web Design Layouts – http://bit.ly/iR0qX6

40 Big and Highly Detailed Free Icon Sets to Improve Your Designs – http://bit.ly/jFnWa3

26 Web Designs for the Food Industry – http://bit.ly/lbLrkD

15 Useful Sketchbooks And Mockups For Web Designers – http://bit.ly/iweNaZ

Optimizing Error Pages: Creating Opportunities Out Of Mistakes – http://bit.ly/m0pQQh

Smarter Web Designs: Responsive and Customizable – http://bit.ly/iREtTR

What You Need to Know About Usability – http://bit.ly/jT3yPV

Improving Usability with Fitts’ Law – http://bit.ly/lursW0

39 Beautiful Bottle Designs – http://bit.ly/kojm0x

The Latest Trends In Package Design – http://bit.ly/ix4bfl

Crowdsourcing Moved Your Cheese – http://bit.ly/iCrmWt

The surprising accuracy of Minority Report 10 years later – http://tnw.co/j469Cl

Useful time tool to schedule meetings around the world – http://bit.ly/jpQ7bE

Profits per employee at Apple continue to impress and lead industry – http://bit.ly/mDZwLH

Netflix’s Internet Traffic Overtakes Web Surfing – http://j.mp/jqVLNn

Outstanding story about D. Rose and the Chicago neighborhood – Englewood – where he grew up – http://bit.ly/kJ7ABL

The Chilling Story of Genius in a Land of Chronic Unemployment – http://tcrn.ch/jvKHA3

An extensive interview with Seth Godin (Boing Boing) – http://bit.ly/kyD0Uo

Interesting “futuristic” library at the University of Chicago (still houses physical books) – http://bit.ly/kY39XK

If accurate, remarkable projections of how much Kindle contributes to Amazon’s revenues/profits – http://bit.ly/jYrrFK

Good NYT piece on how Drudge has managed to grow and stay popular – http://nyti.ms/ikPdRj

Kill Math, by Bret Victor – http://bit.ly/m7EXHJ

iPhone share of phone market in Q1: 5% volumes, 20% revenues, 55% profit – http://bit.ly/jT0Cpl

Tons of fun facts in this summer 2011 movie infographic – http://bit.ly/l22JhR

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

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