Twitter Link Roundup #109 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | November 4th, 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 photo on the left is of Dario Cecchni. Dario Cecchini inherited his family’s 250 year-old butcher shop in Panzano, Italy 30 years ago and has turned a small shop into a mecca for foodies, built a brand which is now recognized internationally, extended the business into other areas, with restaurants and branded packaged products, and become a star of the international media and in the restaurant world. The full story in the Other section below.

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Juicy Bits –

How I Quickly Test and Validate Startup Ideas –

Venture capital on pace for biggest year since dot-com era –

Some very useful info here – The China Startup Report –

Interesting thoughts from @msusterabout why the value of Twitter is underestimated-

You’re Not a Strategist – You’re a Punk –

What is the Next Step for Crowdsourcing? –

Has “sharing” gone a little too far? Now you can share your bathroom with strangers –

Idiots, Drama Queens and Scammers: Improving Customer Service with UX –

Why Amazon is giving away free books –

The End of the Credit Card? –

Google updates search results to promote fresh content when it’s needed most –

Personal branding in a world of meat –

35 Creative Fitness Ads To Encourage You –

42 Unconventional Shoe Ads That Work –

The Ultimate Collection of Professional Free Fonts –

450+ Free Unique Photoshop Brushes –

What should I look for in a UI typeface? –

30 Great And Free Fonts That Every Designer Should Know About –

The November cS Award and The October cS Award Winner –

Ultimate Collection Of Grunge Photoshop Brushes –

Who’s ready to play a game? Post your score and prove you’ve got kerning mastered –

32 Creative Modern Table Designs –

35 Creative Fitness Ads To Encourage You –

Photoshop Text Styles: 20 Extremely Epic Free Effects –

42 Unconventional Shoe Ads That Work –

Design Exercises to Get Your Creativity Ripped –

40 High Quality Poster Design Tutorials You Shouldn’t Miss –

Focusing on Good Design, Not (Just) Good Decoration –

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) –

The Ultimate Collection of Professional Free Fonts –

The Difference Between Timeless And Classic Logo Design –

30 Fresh Examples Of Logos For Your Inspiration –

40 New Web, Mobile and Application GUI Kits –

23 Tools and Resources for Great Wireframes –

8 Techniques To Create An Irresistible Landing Page –

Quick Overview of User Experience for Web Designers –

Personal branding in a world of meat –

Ever wonder what music the crowdSPRING team is playing? Here’s a look at our favorites –

Antioxidants Explained: Why These Compounds Are So Important –

The story of the butterfly on the cover of Guy Kawasaki’s latest book, Enchantment –

Not easy to find a great deal on a private island. But fun to look –

Idiots, Drama Queens and Scammers: Improving Customer Service with UX –

Angry Birds to open retail stores in China –

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

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  • Stefani

    I liked the posts on the best fitness and shoe ads. I have a new biz meeting with a fitness client on Monday, and I just might use some of these to help explain what I mean when I say “good advertising.” Thanks for the reference.


  • D T

    I love that you compile all of these resources. I enjoyed the landing page article :)

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