Twitter Link Roundup #148 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | October 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 one of 20 awesome and amazing bus ads from around the world. More amazing bus ads in the Social Media & Marketing section below.

How To Grow Your Business With Content Marketing (20 tips) –

Five Designs Small Businesses and Startups Should Crowdsource –

Small Business and the Death of Newspapers –

7 things your small business can learn from Myth Busters! –

Growing Your Business With Content Marketing, Mobile Website Tips, Habits of Successful Employees –

3 Employees You Need To Fire. Now –

Why Startups Die –

How To Grow Your Business With Content Marketing (20 tips) –

Why I got Fired from Facebook (a $100 Million dollar lesson) –

6 Unique Ways to Stand Out When Applying to Startups –

Excel at What Does Not Come Naturally: 7 Ways to Lead Better –

Marc Andreessen On Facebook’s Monetization Plans: Successful Companies Defer Gratification –

To succeed, you need a good product AND a sound business model –

28 Startup Skills You Can’t Live Without –

Was Steve Jobs a Role Model for Leaders? –

Not persuaded by arguments about early stage startups & org charts – – Worry about getting shit done.

Interesting perspective urging companies to consider what they do poorly (not just what they do well) –

Startup fever grips Chicago companies, from Blues to law firms –

What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live? –

Five Designs Small Businesses and Startups Should Crowdsource –

“high-tech, immigrant-founded startups – a critical source of fuel for U.S. economy … is on the verge of decline.” –

People wearing headphones while working tend to be more productive –

You Don’t Need A Prototype To Raise A Seed Round –

How HubSpot is Rethinking Work –

One quarter of U.S. tech start-ups founded by an immigrant: study –

It’s Time to Stop Saying Hardware Is a Commodity Business — Only Bad Hardware Is a Commodity –

Kickstarter’s New Rules for Entrepreneurs –

How to Be Happier at Work: 10 Tips –

Social Pressure Is a Better Motivator Than Money –

The mindset of great leaders –

Best business models are fueled by kindness not technology –

Kill Your Business Model Before It Kills You –

Amazon Lending – Amazon starts loaning capital to sellers to help them scale –

An alarming chart from an interesting Economist article –

Color seems to be completely lost after $40 million VC investment –

Bye Bye, Bill: How Nguyen Doomed Color from the Start –

Good points about need for startup founders to have friends, not just mentors –

Good advice for non-profitable startups – have *at least* six months of cash in the bank –

Is Three Founders One Too Many? –

7 Things You Won’t Believe Science Says Make You Happy –

Study: 1 in 5 online women are now using Pinterest –

Pew study: News consumption up via mobile, social media –

Advertising is Dying. Long Live Design –

How To Grow Your Business With Content Marketing (20 tips) –

The real power of Facebook lies in controlling connected identity –

Consumers are ignoring ads. Teens don’t even know ads exist. Why would “better ads” change this? –

A New Twist on Content –

Why Big Content Is Worth the Risk –

Applying Traditional Direct Marketing Principles to the Digital Age – CRM Magazine –

The Gospel According to Pinterest –

Maybe people managing Brand social media accounts shouldn’t be logged into their personal accounts? –

Survey: Younger Shoppers Increasingly Using Mobiles To Buy And Compare –

TV sets are the most popular way to watch… web video. TV isn’t dying, its definition has changed –

Forget measurement. “”99 percent of sales come from people who don’t interact with [Facebook] ads.” –

20 Amazing and Awesome Bus Ads –

A New Collection of Black Business Cards for your Inspiration –

Creative Poster Designs Inspiration (26 Examples) –

60+ Epic Futuristic Design –

35 Terrible Examples Of Photoshop Disasters –

55 Awesome White Letterpress Business Cards –

Fantastic After Effect Tutorials To Boost Professionalism –

30 Examples of Real Estate Business Cards –

An Inspiring Collection Of Menu Printing & Design –

A New Showcase of Attractive Package Design –

10 Unique And Creative Beverage Packaging Designs –

The Best of Packaging Design –

50 Inspiring Examples of Corporate Identity and Branding –

Best Font Apps for iPhone and iPad –

20 Free Foam Textures For Designers –

20 Amazing and Awesome Bus Ads –

20 Creative and Easy-to-Do Business Card Design Tutorials –

70+ Subtle Patterns Perfect for Minimal Designs –

Professionally Designed Business Cards (25 Examples) –

30 Free Typewriter Fonts Each Designer Should Own –

60 Extraordinary Examples of Big Typography Posters –

How to Deal with Creative Differences with Clients –

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

30 Perfect Examples Of Typography Used In Logo Design –

Logo Design: Rockets –

40 Stunning Photography Logo Designs –

45+ Creative Hand Based Logo Designs For Inspiration –

50 Inspiring Examples of Corporate Identity and Branding –

30 Free Typewriter Fonts Each Designer Should Own –

40 Examples Of Web Design Sketches And Wireframes –

New Examples of Coming Soon Page Designs and Resources –

Best practices for mobile email design –

20 Attractive Coming Soon Pages –

50+ Epic Metro Style Design –

70+ Subtle Patterns Perfect for Minimal Designs –

Best Practices for Designing Usable Websites for Kids –

The Ultimate Guide To Content Organization In Web Design –

35 Awesome jQuery Image Content Sliders –

30 Ecommerce Web Design Examples For Inspiration –

30+ Awesome Blue Business Cards –

23 Great Examples of Illustrated Elements in Web Design –

Single Page Web Designs (40 Fresh Examples) –

20 Stunning Dark Website Designs –

20 Vogue Website Designs from the Fashion Industry –

Creative Typography in Web Design –

Get inspired From The Latest Well Designed Websites – 34 Examples –

Exquisite Sidebar Design in Website Layouts –

7 Things You Won’t Believe Science Says Make You Happy –

Beautiful post. Good read for all fathers –

The internet has created a new industrial revolution –

Steve Jobs Is the Ronald Reagan of the Tech World –

Why the tech industry needs to let Steve Jobs rest in peace –

Mapping a Path Out of Steve Jobs’s Shadow –

I have lots of respect for celebrities who invest their time to help real world causes (Lady Gaga) –

Dear Google: please don’t kill Feedburner. Pretty please, with sugar on top? –

Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use –

SAT Reading Scores Are the Lowest They’ve Been in 40 Years –

Phenomenal essay on how computer programming education needs to change for it to be more effective –

What the kitchen staff eat: recipes from the world’s top restaurants –

Google patents smart watch with flip-up display that could reveal everyday objects’ secrets –

Book Design 2.0: Crowdsourcing Your Cover Design –

Very creative – bike seat doubles as a pump for tires –

Envisioning The City Of The Future As A Man-Made Island –

The Case for Abolishing Patents (Yes, All of Them) –

This is the beginning of the end for text-book companies –

Small Business and the Death of Newspapers –

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

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  • Matt Farmer

    So many awesome links, not enough time in day, or brain space to soak them all up!

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