Twitter Link Roundup #153 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | November 9th, 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 25 very creative tip jars at businesses around the U.S. To see all 25 tip jar photos, look in the Other section below.

Small Business and Startups: End-of-Year Mishegoss, 2012 Version – http://crowdspring.co/RLJv41

9 Rules for Serving the Difficult Customer | OPEN Forum – http://crowdspring.co/RQIfwo

5 Trends That Will Shape Small Business in 2013 | OPEN Forum – http://crowdspring.co/RR9Hu6

More than thirty percent of small businesses should quit using social media | Leaders West – http://crowdspring.co/QcuLjA

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Stinglight Photography – http://crowdspring.co/XmXfsW

25 Entrepreneurs Tell What They Wish They’d Known before Founding Their First Startup – http://crowdspring.co/T4U6sK

Why Startup Founders are Always Unhappy | jessblog – http://crowdspring.co/VJwnmj

A Startup Founder’s Priorities – http://crowdspring.co/Q9EjeX

Startup lessons from Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann | VentureBeat – http://crowdspring.co/TbUCoO

Getting Better vs Being Good – http://crowdspring.co/RLP3LK

The only metric that matters – http://crowdspring.co/QddzdA

Big Thinkers Are Pissed Off & Passionate | Inc – http://crowdspring.co/QhaQjw

Silicon Valley’s Hottest Commodity: The Design-Savvy Founder | Inc – http://crowdspring.co/VENu8J

Should Your Startup Go Freemium? | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/QkAvYp

How to Sell Your Company | Jacques Mattheij – http://crowdspring.co/QbUpot

The Network Effect Isn’t Good Enough | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/QhWMpU

Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It) – http://crowdspring.co/T4SeAb

Usable yet Useless: Why Every Business Needs Product Discovery – http://crowdspring.co/TGpDU0

6 Things That Can Kill Your City’s Startup Community | ReadWrite – http://crowdspring.co/QciVG8

Five Ways Crowdfunding Makes Market Research Obsolete | Business on GOOD – http://crowdspring.co/VFQz8L

What I Learned Building A Startup like Dogster, Inc. – http://crowdspring.co/QkN9Xj

When You’re Too Good for Your Own Start-up | Inc – http://crowdspring.co/Ql7JqH

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore – http://crowdspring.co/QkyifM

“Why you should take your 20’s seriously” – http://crowdspring.co/WfF356 

What does the most comprehensive study of geniuses tell us about creativity? – http://crowdspring.co/QkNFos

With all the opinions floating around today, don’t forget to give it 5 minutes – http://crowdspring.co/Uvq1RV

Start something small – http://crowdspring.co/QboWCZ

Surprising Insights From HubSpot’s $35M Mezzanine Round | ON Startups – http://crowdspring.co/RQCLBV

Integrated Marketing: If You Knew It, You’d Do It | Businessweek – http://crowdspring.co/Qhb7Ti

9 Rules for Serving the Difficult Customer | OPEN Forum – http://crowdspring.co/RQIfwo

Cut Your Losses: How To Know When To Quit – http://crowdspring.co/QkwEuo

Small Business and Startups: End-of-Year Mishegoss, 2012 Version – http://crowdspring.co/RLJv41

“Agencies need to rethink their models and produce something more than just Big Ideas.” – http://crowdspring.co/VFQvpg

More than thirty percent of small businesses should quit using social media | Leaders West – http://crowdspring.co/QcuLjA

46 Businesses With Hilariously Bad Names | Business Pundit – http://crowdspring.co/RCcZBp

Is Facebook “broken on purpose” to sell promoted posts? | Ars Technica – http://crowdspring.co/RQJAmW

Five Ways Crowdfunding Makes Market Research Obsolete | Business on GOOD – http://crowdspring.co/VFQz8L

What Will Advertising Look Like in 2020? | John Winsor Blog – http://crowdspring.co/RDmHDx

The Evolution of Display: Change Is Here, For Good | John Battelle’s Search Blog – http://crowdspring.co/QhXJ1l

What’s More Important: Native Ads or Programmatic Buying? | Digiday – http://crowdspring.co/QkxrLV

What Should the Ads Be Like? | John Battelle’s Search Blog – http://crowdspring.co/RQEY0j

Integrated Marketing: If You Knew It, You’d Do It | Businessweek – http://crowdspring.co/Qhb7Ti

Almost All B2B Marketers Do Content Marketing, But Only 36 Percent Think It’s Effective [STUDY] – http://crowdspring.co/Qi7eO3

Obama and Romney Prove Oversize Ad Budgets Don’t Work | Businessweek – http://crowdspring.co/RLqa2I

Home goods merchant Wayfair is testing two TV ads: One from its agency and one made by employees – http://crowdspring.co/QkBxDP

Gorgeous Free Fonts For Your Next Design – http://crowdspring.co/RvlJJf

Inspiring Package Design – http://crowdspring.co/Rvk6vd

Silicon Valley’s Hottest Commodity: The Design-Savvy Founder | Inc – http://crowdspring.co/VENu8J

25 Free High Resolution Blurred Backgrounds | DesignModo – http://crowdspring.co/Q8D4N7

Inspiration: 20 mind twisting conceptual brochure designs – http://crowdspring.co/RvlfTC

50+ Free Gorgeous Fonts for Download | Design Arena – http://crowdspring.co/QiaQj1

What does the most comprehensive study of geniuses tell us about creativity? – http://crowdspring.co/QkNFos

15 Creative Die-Cut Postcards – http://crowdspring.co/QiaJnD

30 Free Symbol,Sign and Object Vector Graphics – http://crowdspring.co/RLPuWs

44 Unusual And Artistic Resume Designs – http://crowdspring.co/RLRwWy

Industrial-Strength Types | Smashing Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/RLSmCJ

30+ Fresh & Creative Text Effect Tutorials to Learn – http://crowdspring.co/RLPVQI

26 New High Quality Free Fonts For Designers | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/RLQrOq

Inspiring Photoshop Designs – 26 Wonderful Examples – http://crowdspring.co/QiaDfQ

Fresh Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials | Splashnology – http://crowdspring.co/RLSH8p

30 Extremely Beautiful Examples Of Creative Edit | NaughtyDesigner – http://crowdspring.co/QiapVZ

Ultra Thin Fonts: 10 Awesome Examples of Usage – http://crowdspring.co/RLPd5Y

Go Vintage on Your Photos with 40 Brilliant Photoshop Tutorials | Dzineblog360 – http://crowdspring.co/RLP6HE

50 Best Free Photoshop Brushes For Webdesigners | GraphicsLava – http://crowdspring.co/Q8DCTh

40 Remarkable Examples Of Typography Design | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/Qiauc9

35 Great Splash Brush Sets for Photoshop | Tripwire Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/Q8D8MN

10 Free High Quality Paint and Paper Textures – http://crowdspring.co/Q8DCmh

Some Of The Best Illustrated Poster Designs – 30 Examples – http://crowdspring.co/Q8CSxy

40 Awesome Business Cards Design Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/Q8BJ96

20 Great Tutorials Every Photoshop Beginner Should See – http://crowdspring.co/Q8BhaW

30+ Creative vCard Designs for Inspiration | Bloom Web Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/Q8Bta9

75 Excellent Photoshop Abstract and Light Effect Tutorials | instantShift – http://crowdspring.co/Q8BzP2

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

Gorgeous Free Fonts For Your Next Design – http://crowdspring.co/RvlJJf

35 + Logo Sketch Design Inspires you Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/Q8B1bQ

50+ Free Gorgeous Fonts for Download | Design Arena – http://crowdspring.co/QiaQj1

20 Visually Delicious Examples of Fruit Logo Design – http://crowdspring.co/RLSMZJ

20 Examples of Clever Negative Space in Logo Design – http://crowdspring.co/RLRrCp

25 Visually Appealing Examples of Fox Logo Design – http://crowdspring.co/RLRIVO

44 Business Logo Design Inspiration #11 | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/RLSvG9

26 New High Quality Free Fonts For Designers | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/RLQrOq

20+ Innovative Website Footer Designs for Inspiration | Designs Madness – http://crowdspring.co/Q8DAea

20 experiential web design trends for 2012 | Econsultancy – http://crowdspring.co/Rvk1Ys

Best practices for navigation on the mobile web | Webdesigner Depot – http://crowdspring.co/QibUDH

30 Unusual, Fresh and Creative WordPress Site Designs 18 | WPLift – http://crowdspring.co/QibAon

Another 20 essential tools for web designers – http://crowdspring.co/RLSdiJ

Is design a part of mainstream startup culture now? Absolutely – http://crowdspring.co/QmF6cw

20 Examples of Bright and Colorful Website Designs | DesignModo – http://crowdspring.co/RLRONk

32 Clever Uses Of Photos In Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/Qib0Hh

30 Free Handy UI Kits | PelFusion – http://crowdspring.co/RLRBtq

40 CSS3 Button Tutorials For Designers – http://crowdspring.co/Q8DEdK

25 Web Designs with Modular Content Block Layouts – http://crowdspring.co/QiaIjF

Most Interesting jQuery Image Gallery/Slideshow Plugins – http://crowdspring.co/QiaRn4

Cool New Website Designs For Inspiration – 35 Sites – http://crowdspring.co/RvloGI

40 Useful Adobe Fireworks Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/RLOPUV

Take a Total Control of Your Website Typography: 15 Text Effect jQuery Plugins | Design Web Kit – http://crowdspring.co/RvlBJK

Cool New Website Designs For Inspiration – 35 Sites – http://crowdspring.co/RvloGI

11 Best Practices For eCommerce Websites – http://crowdspring.co/RLPo0X

Exploration Of Single-Page Websites | Smashing Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/QiaeKr

60+ Really Cool And Creative Error 404 Pages | ChipMint – http://crowdspring.co/Qiaysz

Showcase of Outstanding Blog Designs | Vandelay Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/Q8DfIk

40 + Food and Drinks Industry Websites Inspires you Design Inspiration | Design share blog – http://crowdspring.co/Q8CM99

Web design trends we love – http://crowdspring.co/Qi7FIc

20 Simple and Beautiful Landing Pages – http://crowdspring.co/RvhEov

30 Colorful Website Designs | CrazyLeaf Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/Rvheyv

App and Web Design Inspiration by Thomas Moeller | Abduzeedo – http://crowdspring.co/RvgTvP

How Memory Works: 10 Things Most People Get Wrong | PsyBlog – http://crowdspring.co/QbUadb

25 Extremely Clever Tip Jars – http://crowdspring.co/Q8D3Jd

46 Businesses With Hilariously Bad Names | Business Pundit – http://crowdspring.co/RCcZBp

Map of US 2012 Presidential Election Results versus Location of Top-Ranked US Universities – http://crowdspring.co/VEMqBZ

Cockatoo makes a tool by splintering a piece of wood and then uses it to pull a nut closer – http://crowdspring.co/RiP8se 

Perspective on 3D printers from a mechanical designer – http://crowdspring.co/QmEwvB

Budweiser Will Crowdsource Its Next Beer – http://crowdspring.co/T50RLd

Steve Jobs Was Wrong About Tablets | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/QmF0BN

A bit raw, but smart! Watch the iPhone’s accelerometer pick up keystrokes from an invisible keyboard – http://crowdspring.co/Xnu0WO

Concrete Repairs Its Own Cracks With Bacteria | PSFK -http://crowdspring.co/Ql2N4Y

Have India’s poor become human guinea pigs? – http://crowdspring.co/QddQx7

Interesting graphic comparing PHP, Ruby and Python – http://crowdspring.co/QbUJUe

Priceline buys Kayak for $1.8 billion dollars – http://crowdspring.co/TbEaF1

Sony, Sharp and Panasonic Report Significant Losses – http://crowdspring.co/QbpJ6U

One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How Khan Academy Is Reinventing Education | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/QhY0kU

George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education – http://crowdspring.co/RCaYVK

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

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