Twitter Link Roundup #121 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | March 2nd, 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!

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How to Start Your Business on the Cheap–With Help From the Crowd – http://bit.ly/xszFer

What Small Businesses Can Learn From Jeremy Lin – http://bit.ly/ytKN38

9 Ways Google+ Can Help Your Business – http://bit.ly/wr1nmi

How to tell your customers that you screwed up? – http://perfor.ms/xpHWe9

Secrets to Select and Evaluate Innovative Business Ideas – http://t.co/nTduJ80M

Don’t try to game the system – provide awesome service instead (good reminder from Seth Godin) – http://bit.ly/ymBgLs

Why Cloud Is A Big Deal For Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC] – http://bit.ly/xViGUG

7 Things Your New Website Must Have – http://bit.ly/wdvXOj

How to Make the Move From Big-Business Employee to Small-Business Owner – http://bit.ly/xPdxOR

How to Start Your Business on the Cheap–With Help From the Crowd – http://bit.ly/xszFer

Once you take money, the clock starts ticking – http://bit.ly/AhLVVb

Secrets to Select and Evaluate Innovative Business Ideas – http://t.co/nTduJ80M

How To Choose A Co-Founder – http://bit.ly/AqQAV4

Twitter, the Startup That Wouldn’t Die – http://buswk.co/zUnqtF

A classic startup horror story: the M&A bait and switch – http://bit.ly/ABwzQd

Change Your Employees’ Minds, Change Your Business – http://bit.ly/A2JOUs

Paths to $5M for a startup founder – http://hub.am/z8oapS

Patience & Persistence – http://bit.ly/wuYlyi

“Is this a billion dollar business?:” The tension between market sizing and innovation – http://bit.ly/ygRE6u

How the bathroom can teach us a lesson about right vs. pragmatic – http://bit.ly/zlg2O9

Why Tech Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries Struggle to Raise Funds – http://bit.ly/z92G5s

3 things entrepreneurs need to know about patent law reform – http://bit.ly/ybR4ZK

Kickstart Your Lean Startup With Effective Feedback – http://bit.ly/wvzYrQ

Caterina Fake: Fast Growth for a New Social App Is a Very Bad Thing – http://bit.ly/zfMARM

Fun look at home and office desk/computer setups of the team 37signals – http://bit.ly/xUGFJD

9 Ways Google+ Can Help Your Business – http://bit.ly/wr1nmi

MEET THE NEXT CEO OF MICROSOFT: Steven Sinofsky Is The Heir Apparent – http://read.bi/A13ZH9

How to tell your customers that you screwed up? – http://perfor.ms/xpHWe9

Four Traps That Suck Meaning Out Of Work – http://bit.ly/yvI4Q7

Raising funding as a first-time founder – http://zite.to/yw8vYP

Don’t try to game the system – provide awesome service instead (good reminder from Seth Godin) – http://bit.ly/ymBgLs

Ten Lessons I Learned from Shark Tank – http://tcrn.ch/AesPu2

Banksy on advertising – http://bit.ly/ygGWcg

The Illustrated Anatomy of a Viral Pinterest Scam – http://bit.ly/y11w3h

9 Ways Google+ Can Help Your Business – http://bit.ly/wr1nmi

Leveraging the Social Media: 5 Ideas For Your Job Search http://bit.ly/xASKKM

Creating a Blog using Collaborative Consumption Services – http://bit.ly/xLGeCQ

Caterina Fake: Fast Growth for a New Social App Is a Very Bad Thing – http://bit.ly/zfMARM

Shocking. People click on Facebook ads that show breasts – http://bit.ly/AkaBej

Why Google+ Doesn’t Care If You Never Come Back – http://tcrn.ch/xhPWXY

Illustrator Tutorials: 70+ Awesome Hot New Tips – http://t.co/KnCMr2kO

50 Astounding Adobe Illustrator Tutorials – http://bit.ly/yUseqg

A Showcase of Free To Download Russian Fonts – http://bit.ly/AyESdS

28 Fresh Illustrations to Inspire You – http://bit.ly/yaazsh

1500+ Awesome Multi Color Gradients – http://bit.ly/zE3NIN

The Psychology Behind Movie Poster Designs – http://bit.ly/waahKU

22 Free Elegant Fonts For Logo Design – http://bit.ly/xT0E76

28 Inspiring Typography Examples within Poster Artwork – http://bit.ly/yEqKSf

Beautiful Bokeh Textures For Your Next Project – http://bit.ly/yPFicx

Hey Designers: Do You Want Your Artwork Visible On Google Earth!? http://bit.ly/zLUkqu

Free Quality Photoshop Brushes for Your Design Arsenal – http://bit.ly/xuN7M2

Design before computers ruled the universe – http://bit.ly/yC3KxD

25 Killer Logos to Get You Inspired – http://t.co/OzC9KdS

Free Texture Tuesday: 5 Rusted Metal Sign Textures – http://bit.ly/y8ZRoS

30 Sets of Free Crack Brushes for Photoshop – http://bit.ly/A9HDUf

13 Tutorials for Working with Colors in Photoshop – http://bit.ly/zyL27x36 Clever and Quirky Packaging Designs – http://bit.ly/z7PwD2

A Collection of Free-To-Use Sketch Fonts for Designers – http://bit.ly/z6WIgZ

25 Examples of Professional Typography in Web Design – http://bit.ly/wwakik

35 Free Textures for Spring – http://bit.ly/yGLhAz

Packaging Design Inspiration – http://bit.ly/AvaKOE

120+ Creative, Unique, & Fresh Booklet & Catalog Design Inspiration – Best (so far) of 2012 – http://bit.ly/yfI32i

13 Tutorials for Working with Colors in Photoshop – http://bit.ly/zyL27x

5 Best Workspaces for Freelancers – http://bit.ly/z0TmPG

25 Stunning Free Web UI Element Kits and Stencils – http://bit.ly/zvrz6i

30 Absolutely New Free Fonts for Your Designs – http://t.co/84P2Cn2H

How to Choose the Perfect Font for Your Needs – http://t.co/6QNnR4WG

11 Most Useful Free Photoshop Texture Pack – http://t.co/pQd14ktP

29 Useful And Free Thin Fonts To Download – http://bit.ly/yxNeja

Finger-Friendly Design: Ideal Mobile Touchscreen Target Sizes – http://t.co/gSBWdWAH

25 Healthy Examples of Green Themed Business Cards – http://t.co/rOW34cPc

Free Fonts to Make a Great First Impression – http://t.co/5MZRaOdD

30 Creative and Stylish Gothic Fonts – http://t.co/MxpBW6NR

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

25 Killer Logos to Get You Inspired – http://t.co/OzC9KdS

30 Fresh Logos for Inspiration – http://bit.ly/yB8ec1

29 Useful And Free Thin Fonts To Download – http://bit.ly/yxNeja

22 Free Elegant Fonts For Logo Design – http://bit.ly/xT0E76

Logo Design: Guitars – http://t.co/rnMcXGNk

30 Awesome Examples of Box Logo Designs – http://bit.ly/zaLXWC

New Trends in Web Design You Cannot Ignore – http://t.co/GxLMM1GI

25 Dark and Amazing Website Designs – http://t.co/jTo0ecpk

Challenges In Designing Websites For Different Cultures – http://bit.ly/z5mTiF

Give Them What They Want: Targeting Your Audience with Blog Design – http://t.co/Sm88Tav7

Good thoughts about transitions and UI – http://bit.ly/wbnVbL

25 Stunning Free Web UI Element Kits and Stencils – http://bit.ly/zvrz6i

30 Great Examples of Typography using CSS – http://bit.ly/ArzR30

22 Inspiring Examples of Circular Elements in Web Design – http://bit.ly/z0tOaF

20 Examples of Black and White Color Usage in Web Design – http://bit.ly/yYM41c

20 Amazing Examples of Colorful Web Designs – http://bit.ly/wjBLIa

23 Amazing Single Page Websites – http://bit.ly/y1UKBG

Great Examples of Simplicity in Web Design – http://bit.ly/xvwXnc

20 Friendly Banking Websites from Around the World – http://bit.ly/wMcGI1

Great Website Design: 40 Truly Inspiring Creations – http://bit.ly/wlnbz8

50+ Fresh Examples of Creative Coming Soon Page Design – http://bit.ly/zpLHKO

25 Examples of Navigation Menus in Web Design – http://t.co/xQOQLce5

Textured Web: Showcase of Textured & Patterned Website Designs - http://t.co/4vzf73p4

Teller Reveals His Secrets – http://bit.ly/zElz6a

Outstanding post about the history of diamond marketing and trade (from 1982) – http://bit.ly/wqWDH8

Andrew Breitbart: Death of a Douche – http://bit.ly/wPjeQR

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years – http://n.pr/wJBtW6

Village in Italy Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness – http://bit.ly/AmhS8P

Economic scoreboard is broken – http://bit.ly/AhrSLj

Awww, or ewwww, photos of couples wearing each other’s clothes – http://goo.gl/1wjep

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

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