Twitter Link Roundup #115 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | January 5th, 2012

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 taken in Takotna, Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 9, 2011. The green in the sky is the aurora borealis. More phenomenal photos from 2011 are in the Other section below.

10 New Years Resolutions For Small Businesses and Startups –

Small Businesses and Startups: Worst. Advice. Ever. –

Five Tips To Improve Employee Performance Reviews –

Radio Still Good Advertising Option for Small Business –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: CorpsAfrica –

The ideal product manager –

Stop whining and start hiring remote workers –

Good suggestions on handling customer service questions and issues –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Flightwise/ MyRadar Mobile Apps –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: NinjaDog Concepts –

Small Businesses and Startups: Worst. Advice. Ever. –

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not? –

Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers –

The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives –

My advice to startups pitching the media –

Five Tips To Improve Employee Performance Reviews –

Some Thoughts On The IPO Market For Web Companies (by @fredwilson) –

Marc Andreessen: Predictions for 2012 (and beyond) –

The ideal product manager –

There’s Only One Thing In Life You Can Control: Your Own Effort –

CEC’s Startup Forecast – “Never been a better time to start a company in Chicago” –

Mocked And Misunderstood –

Experienced entrepreneurs preserve equity –

What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Eboo Patel –

Good suggestions on handling customer service questions and issues –

Stop whining and start hiring remote workers –

10 New Years Resolutions For Small Businesses and Startups –

The State of Social Marketing 2011 – 2012 –

Has Twitter caused journalism to turn narcissistic? –

Advertising Isn’t Dead – The Creative Process Is –

Advertising Firms Need To Be Downsized Before They Become Too Dumb For Their Own Good –

End of an Era: The Golden Age of Tech Blogging is Over –

SEO Pricing: 600+ Agencies Share Costs of Services & Pricing Models –

How Google+ Is Changing the Web, Even Though No One Wants It To –

Mobile Users Split on Check-In Services –

Social network addiction around the world (Israelis are the most addicted) –

So great to see such strong support for interesting KickStarter projects (espresso machine) –

Strong and prompt response from FedEx – good to see – to the monitor throwing video –

Good to see Yelp/BWM integration – but are we heading to app overload in cars? –

The media’s fixation on size (Google+ vs. Facebook) is misguided. Why do we continue to obsess about size? –

Last Collection Of Creative Ads For 2011 –

45 Creative Alcohol Advertisements –

65 Free Fonts for Graphic Designers –

Best Of 2011: 40 Detailed Photoshop Icon Design Tutorials –

Top 50 Photoshop Tutorials of 2011 –

35 Amazing Book Covers From 2011 –

50 Useful and Detailed Photoshop Web Layout Tutorials –

50 Excellent Text Effects Tutorials in Adobe Illustrator –

Last Collection Of Creative Ads For 2011 –

Best Of 2011: 70 Beautiful And High Quality Free Textures –

45 Creative Alcohol Advertisements –

35+ Hilarious, Epic & Nerdy Print Poster Design Inspirations –

Freelacing vs Agency Life –

Palette Trends of the 21st Century –

4 Simple Steps To Make Silhouettes Using Photoshop –

Background Pattern Design Trends And An Inspirational Showcase –

35 Beautiful Brochure Designs –

25 Brilliant Sports Advertisements –

20 Creative & Wicked Awesome Print Music Poster Design Inspirations –

Introduction To Designing For Windows Phone 7 And Metro –

Mind-Bending Facts About Colour Perception –

25 Useful And Free Fonts To Download –

5 Tools to Help You Identify any Font –

15+ Illustrator Tutorials on Retro Text Effects and Vintage Lettering –

Cool business card designs –

60 Absolutely Stunning Typography Projects –

10 Superb Wedding Invitation Ideas –

25 Must Have Social Media Icon Packs For Web Designers –

25+ Resources for Starting a Freelance Photography Business –

30 Very Creative Business Cards Which Will Amaze You –

25 Groovy Cover Up Tattoos –

30 Unique Movie Poster DesignTutorials for Graphic Designers –

20 Useful Tools, Stencils and GUI Kits for Android Developers –

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) –

65 Free Fonts for Graphic Designers –

25 Useful And Free Fonts To Download –

Logo Design: Cats –

40 Examples of Music Logo Design –

Showcase of Creative Logos –

21 Inspiring Custom Made Logos –

36 Restaurant and Food Logos to Increase Your Appetite –

Logo Design: Numbers –

Faces – 22 Clever Logos That Inspire –

Doors and Windows – 20 Clever Logo Designs –

20 Artistic Logos Inspired by Line Art Technique! –

Our 50 Favorite Web Developers Resources and Tools from 2011 –

The 50 Most Useful jQuery Plugins from 2011 –

Best Of 2011: Best Useful jQuery Plugins And Tutorials –

50 Interesting Navigation Menus –

10 Crimes a Web Designer can Commit on Call to Action Pages –

44 Photoshop Web Design Layout Tutorials –

Line25 Sites of the Year: The Best Designs of 2011 –

Web Design Trends in 2012 –

18 Useful Web Usability Testing Tools –

Usability Tips and Tools for the Visually Impaired on the Web –

Web design predictions for 2012 –

40+ Fresh jQuery Image and Content Sliders Plugins –

20+ Examples of Perfect Landing Page Design –

Best practice in e-commerce design –

Front-end Style Guides –

How To Create An Effective FAQ For Your Website –

6 Outstanding Wireframe Resources to Inspire Your Next Design –

30 Examples of Using Background Patterns in Web Design –

Freebie: Free Vector Web Icons (91 Icons) –

Web Design Mistakes and How to Solve Them –

50 Rules for Dads of Daughters –

DSLR’s days are numbered. Great post about future of cameras –

The Funniest T-Shirt Designs of the Decade –

War. Disaster. Death. Hope. The Year in Pictures: Some remarkable images –

The 50 funniest tweets of 2011-

Web helps level the field –

2011 tech highlights – from @waltmossberg –

An Essay on Realistic Space Combat –

Microsoft done with CES after this year. Tech tradeshows days are numbered –

MIT begins offering “credential” for free online courses. This will shake up education –

This will give you pause – income inequality in America visualized as physical map of NYC –

Amazon Says Long Term And Means It –

The best engineering flow chart ever –

The Butcher & Larder whole animal butcher shop in Chicago –

Nick Bilton proves FAA’s restrictions on electronics during take-off & landing not based on science –

~$41 billion has been lost or is likely to go unspent in gift cards issued since 2005 –

For The 3d Week, Kindle (Incl. The Fire) Sales Have Surpassed 1 Million Per Week –

There are far too many writers – and that’s bad news for writers (except those at the top) –

AI will change our relationship with tech –

This is wild. A contact microphone, a hard surface, and some software –

Fantasy vs reality –

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

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