Twitter Link Roundup #146 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | September 21st, 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 video above shows a classic Ray Charles performance of “What’d I Say”, performed live in Paris in 1968. There’s an interesting story around that song. A decade prior, Ray Charles and his band finished their set during a show in the Midwest. It was around 1 am and they needed to fill out the rest of the time. Ray Charles told the band that he’s “going to fool around and y’all just follow me.” The result was this little tune they made up on the spot “to kill a little time.” The song ultimately became a hit on the rhythm and blues charts, and also on the pop charts.  It was Ray Charles’ first cross-over hit – and his first gold record. So next time you have a little… umm… time, fool around and see what you create.

Where the boys are: Women building businesses in male-dominated fields – http://crowdspring.co/NEnsyV

To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem – http://crowdspring.co/OeClcH

Why Fighting For Our Ideas Makes Them Better – http://crowdspring.co/QEJa3p

Small Business Newsletter: 7 habits of successful entrepreneurs, lean marketing and more – http://crowdspring.co/S2C2fI

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: MyCorporation – http://crowdspring.co/P0jiOT

How Bad Leadership Spurs Entrepreneurship – http://crowdspring.co/SRNjGP

7 Habits of Highly Effective and Successful Entrepreneurs – http://crowdspring.co/OGOWB1

Maybe the reason most entrepreneursdon’t make it is because they’re playing to fail – http://ow.ly/dNUOc

This Is Already The Third Biggest Year In The History Of Venture Capital – http://crowdspring.co/ONRUn8

For Tony Hsieh, Zappos’ Success Has Been All About Culture and Control – http://crowdspring.co/OuFGEp

If VCs Understood UX – http://crowdspring.co/OuGPvB

6 reasons your startup pitch stinks and how to fix it – http://crowdspring.co/QXXZjF

To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem – http://crowdspring.co/OeClcH

The Secret Phrase Top Innovators Use – http://crowdspring.co/SFIslz

Where the boys are: Women building businesses in male-dominated fields – http://crowdspring.co/NEnsyV

Study: Want More Female Leadership? Use Consensus, Not Majority Rule – http://crowdspring.co/OCumjU

Good reminder about the mechanics of a solid elevator pitch … Pyramid Pitching – http://crowdspring.co/V2iJHP

The Path To Starting A Startup – http://crowdspring.co/V2gpk1

Good reminder on importance of marketing to broad audience & not falling into a trap of marketing only to tech people – http://crowdspring.co/OCu0tH

Success of Crowdfunding Puts Pressure on Entrepreneurs – http://crowdspring.co/OCrWSk

Why Fighting For Our Ideas Makes Them Better – http://crowdspring.co/QEJa3p

Stanford Finds The Secret Switch For Women’s Success! – http://crowdspring.co/OCtFHo

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail – http://crowdspring.co/Sap19v

Good post about the need for startups to have a hacker and a hustler – http://crowdspring.co/OuF55z

Panel Discussions. Ugh. Or Not – http://crowdspring.co/StJDog

Nice piece in The Atlantic on 1871 Chicago& all that is happening in the Chicago startup scene – http://me.lt/5AytR

Failure is a feature: how Google stays sharp gobbling up startups – http://crowdspring.co/QwUBdp

Suddenly, Hollywood Is A Startup Hotbed – http://crowdspring.co/V2eRX6

Richard Branson on Asking for Help – http://crowdspring.co/O9eWtg

The next big enterprise acquisition target? Gamification startups – http://crowdspring.co/V2f3Wu

Disruptions: Let Silicon Valley Eat … Ramen Noodles? – http://crowdspring.co/V2fLmz

Study: 1 in 5 U.S. women are now using Pinterest – http://crowdspring.co/PrcfhC

Is Crowdsourcing the Answer to the Downfall of Traditional Advertising? – http://crowdspring.co/SasPYp

Good reminder on importance of marketing to broad audience & not falling into a trap of marketing only to tech people – http://crowdspring.co/OCu0tH

comScore: 4 Out Of 5 Smartphone Owners Use Device To Shop; Amazon Most Popular Mobile Retailer – http://crowdspring.co/QDBVsG

ANALYST: Facebook Has A Big New Problem You Need To Worry About – http://crowdspring.co/OuH0XL

Marketing, Gangnam Style – http://crowdspring.co/QGwEAA

Awesome Business Card Designs – http://crowdspring.co/NqHpsO

My Favorite Abstract Photoshop Brushes – http://crowdspring.co/NqHwEG

60+ Kick-Ass Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/NqHBsb

45 Excellent Business Card Designs – Black and White – http://crowdspring.co/OAKgLJ

30 Amazing Examples of Bold Typography Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/OALPcq

35 High Quality Roof Texture Collections – http://crowdspring.co/POBOg4

25 Creative And Amazing Motorcycles Designs – http://crowdspring.co/PXgDsi

20 Wickedly Creative QR Code Artworks for Inspiration -http://crowdspring.co/PXhkBP

15 Free Excellent Fonts for Your Designs – http://crowdspring.co/NxtT6B

Interesting Branding Packages Made By Designers For Their Clients – http://crowdspring.co/PXhaKR

10 Good Tips for Creating Effective Brochure Designs – http://crowdspring.co/OAK8vB

17 Cool and Clean White Business Cards – http://crowdspring.co/OALsPg

Dozens of interactive infographics from all over the world – http://crowdspring.co/POCF0g

Typography Carved In Stone -http://crowdspring.co/PXgpkS

25 Ultimate Vector Patterns Collection For Every Designer – http://crowdspring.co/POCsdt

20 Killer Text Effect Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/OALiqV

Amazing Photoshop Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/OAKZfN

9 Easy Steps Towards Designing an iPhone App – http://crowdspring.co/PXgTHQ

Best practices for mobile e-commerce – http://crowdspring.co/PXgjd0

15 Free and Fresh High Quality Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/NxtBgj

10 Memorable Business Cards That Will Make A Lasting Impression! – http://crowdspring.co/NqHE7f

25 Creative and Beautiful Poster Design examples for your inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/NqH0qp

Brochure Design Inspiration – 20 Elegant Tri-fold Brochures – http://crowdspring.co/NqHMn8

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to 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

55 Business Logo Design Inspiration #8 – http://crowdspring.co/PXh1ag

30 of the most creative restaurant logos I’ve ever seen – http://crowdspring.co/POCgLv

9 mistakes designers make when creating a logo – http://crowdspring.co/OALYN2

Interesting Branding Packages Made By Designers For Their Clients – http://crowdspring.co/PXhaKR

35 Amazing Web Design Layout Tutorials for Designers – http://crowdspring.co/NqHrkx

25 Handsome iPad User Interface Designs – http://crowdspring.co/PXh7Pe

Creative Uses of Background Patterns in Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/NxsEo1

Emotional Web Design: Tips and Examples – http://crowdspring.co/PXhqJX

20 Exceptional Typography Inspired Web Designs – http://crowdspring.co/NxtwZP

50 Useful Fresh CSS3 and jQuery Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/OAKBOx

45 Creative Uses of Typography in Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/PXhwkB

20 New jQuery Plugins Worth Taking a Look at – http://crowdspring.co/POBu0Q

9 Easy Steps Towards Designing an iPhone App – http://crowdspring.co/PXgTHQ

15 Best Fonts For Minimal Websites – http://crowdspring.co/POAKc1

20 Exquisite Examples of Web Design Agency Websites – http://crowdspring.co/OAK1jQ

25 Beautiful Responsive Web Design Examples for Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/NxtGjW

33 Examples of Login Form Designs for your Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/NxtZLu

45 Examples of Sleek Contact Forms in Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/NqGRmT

60 Great Examples of Circular Elements in Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/NxtVLL

300+ Free Minimal Icons for Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/NxtMrS

US government and Stack Exchange launch crowdsourced patent process – http://crowdspring.co/R2NCuW

Can Crowdsourcing Resurrect Unused Patents? – http://crowdspring.co/V2hato

Chris Anderson: Homebrew manufacturing will revolutionize the American economy. Right? – http://crowdspring.co/S7knU5

Fascinating Kickstarter project aiming to re-invent the light bulb – http://crowdspring.co/OCvKmx

Panel Discussions. Ugh. Or Not – http://crowdspring.co/StJDog

Fascinating story from The New Yorker about the man who made Justin Bieber – http://crowdspring.co/OCri7r

Will we one day have 3D printed bones? This bald eagle got a new beak thanks to 3D printing – http://crowdspring.co/QgUIti

Good summary by Gruberabout the iPhone launch event – http://crowdspring.co/OuFx3I

5 Diseases On the Move, Thanks to Climate Change – http://bit.ly/QTLky4

Walmart finally realizes it’s not a good idea to help grow a competitors – stops selling Kindles – http://crowdspring.co/OHrubg

Treehouse’s scholarship program is precisely the opportunity that young folks & the country need – http://crowdspring.co/QwT7A0

Classic Ray Charles Performance: ‘What’d I Say’ Live in Paris, 1968 – http://crowdspring.co/V2neCe

HP is beyond saving. They’re sinking. Fast – http://crowdspring.co/QgVp5P

Samsung Charging Cables vs Apple Charging Cables – http://crowdspring.co/PiVt5U

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

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