Twitter Link Roundup #157 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | December 7th, 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!

If your small business or startup sends email newsletters or other email marketing campaigns, what is the best time of day to send those emails? Find a link to the full article, with suggested days, times, and other helpful facts, in the Small Business Section below.

There are several requirements under the Affordable Care Act relevant for small businesses. Here’s a summary – http://crowdspring.co/YHN96m 

Small Business Marketing: Best Times And Days To Send Email For Opens And Click-Throughs – http://crowdspring.co/Rz7xEQ 

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Priority Dish – http://crowdspring.co/SykRX3 

7 Crucial Lessons from an Embarrassing Customer Service Trainwreck | Help Scout – http://crowdspring.co/WxHDOp 

Seth’s Blog: The cycle of customers who care – http://bit.ly/TzxcZA

Attention founders: Here’s how you respond to an unfair post about your company – http://pulse.me/s/fS5CY

Stand-Up Desks Gaining Favor in the Workplace – http://crowdspring.co/Srhf9s 

Business Plans Are an Historic Artifact | WSJ – http://crowdspring.co/SkrADW 

How to Get Startup Ideas – http://crowdspring.co/Sj60Q9 

Let’s All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can’t Raise Any More Money – http://crowdspring.co/RxRAyM 

What Makes People Happy? The Economics of Happiness | The Art of Manliness – http://crowdspring.co/SpW8UL 

Questions to Ask Potential Cofounders: The Master List | Founder Dating – http://crowdspring.co/StaSSM 

The Series A crunch is hitting now. Have we even noticed? | PandoDaily – http://crowdspring.co/X2D9nJ 

Why Bravo’s ‘Start-Ups: Silicon Valley’ Is Bad for Entrepreneurship – http://crowdspring.co/SuZR3q 

The product lens -http://crowdspring.co/SrNsgN 

Why I Sold My Startup Instead Of Taking VC Money | Built In Chicago – http://crowdspring.co/Rvtzs8 

Micro VC’s and Super Angels Two Years Later – Looking Back and Some Predictions for the Future | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/Rwlgwe 

Reducing noise … should be a signal to rest of market … YC W13 Will Be Smaller – http://crowdspring.co/SrgME3 

The Series A Crunch: One More Reason to Bootstrap and Skip Venture Capital | Enterprise Irregulars – http://crowdspring.co/WxHvhM 

The Jeff Bezos School of Long-Term Thinking – http://crowdspring.co/TvMCl8 

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs – http://crowdspring.co/TDBEdj 

5 top secrets to getting more done: | Barking Up The Wrong Tree – http://crowdspring.co/Sr7SXa 

Chicago’s Startup Community Grows Outside Of Groupon’s Shadow | Chicagoist – http://crowdspring.co/SrhkK8 

Seth’s Blog: The cycle of customers who care – http://bit.ly/TzxcZA

Attention founders: Here’s how you respond to an unfair post about your company – http://pulse.me/s/fS5CY

Stand-Up Desks Gaining Favor in the Workplace – http://crowdspring.co/Srhf9s 

Business Plans Are an Historic Artifact | WSJ – http://crowdspring.co/SkrADW 

When did it become sexy to not make money? | VentureBeat – http://crowdspring.co/SyINcV 

5 things a non-technical founder can do – http://crowdspring.co/RCDJqN

Seth’s Blog: Confusing lucky with good – http://bit.ly/11CN5ol 

Do Less, Achieve More: The Beauty Of Effective Delegation | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/RzaJAo 

Startups should look to hire from agencies | Technori- http://crowdspring.co/St02fP 

How the Midwest Is Becoming an Entrepreneurial Hotspot – http://crowdspring.co/RxQXVZ 

Good thoughts on startups hiring senior people – Old People | ben’s blog – http://crowdspring.co/RCZmYa 

Just 25 Developers Grabbed 50% Of App Revenues On U.S. App Store, Google Play Last Month – http://crowdspring.co/SylsrQ 

The rise of the “sapling round” in technology startups | Be a Force of Good – http://crowdspring.co/StyeI8 

Build Culture By Subtracting – http://crowdspring.co/Vyzg69

“women-led high-tech startups have lower failure rates than those led by men” | Inc – http://crowdspring.co/RDaJiL 

Founder Divorce: Nine Lessons From When My Business Partner Jumped Ship | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/SyXzjW 

CEOs Don’t Come Pre-Made, Authentic Leadership Has To Be Learned | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/Srgnl9 

Instagram Co-Founder Mike Krieger’s 8 Principles For Building Products People Want | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/RvBGou 

Great discussion about The Starter League – http://crowdspring.co/V2Vyg2 

For the New Generation of Venture Capitalists, Their Advice Is More Valuable Than Their Money | Entrepreneur – http://crowdspring.co/Sr7Z51 

Recruiting Developers? Create An Awesome Candidate Experience | ONStartups – http://crowdspring.co/Ron36k 

Envy all the way up | Gabriel Weinberg’s Blog – http://crowdspring.co/TvMIcB 

Same-Day Delivery Becomes Costly Web Battleground – http://crowdspring.co/Rwhx1v 

The Practical Benefits of Outrageous Optimism | Mr. Money Mustache – http://crowdspring.co/RCDBI3 

The Uncomfortable Balance | Rand’s Blog – http://crowdspring.co/RmVnyX 

7 Crucial Lessons from an Embarrassing Customer Service Trainwreck | Help Scout – http://crowdspring.co/WxHDOp 

Why Agencies Are Not OK | Digiday – http://crowdspring.co/SsxrqZ 

Native Ads In 2013: Scale, Headlines As Banners, Mobile, Samsung, And Yahoo | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/Rwg77e 

How Facebook’s Top Engineer Is Trying to Read Your Mind | Wired – http://crowdspring.co/X46Wwo 

Planning. If you’re still doing it in an agency, you’re doing it wrong | Sense Worldwide – http://crowdspring.co/Sv0hqA 

Weak … Why Small Agencies Crush Big Agencies | Advertising Age – http://crowdspring.co/Sk76v1 

2012 Social Media Report: Users Spending 58% More Time On Social Media, Social App Usage More Than Doubles – http://crowdspring.co/RxQVxh 

Pew: 61% Say Smartphones Make Them More Productive But Nearly 1/3 Find They Distract From Real People – http://crowdspring.co/SrSl9G 

Startups should look to hire from agencies | Technori – http://crowdspring.co/St02fP 

When Co-Creation Becomes The Beating Heart Of Marketing, Companies Win | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/Rupog7 

How Did I get Hacked and Why Didn’t Facebook Help? | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/Sk7JVk 

Small Business Marketing: Best Times And Days To Send Email For Opens And Click-Throughs – http://crowdspring.co/Rz7xEQ 

Ultimate Collection of Photoshop CS6 Tutorials | Smashing Hub – http://crowdspring.co/SrSQ3B 

75 Best Illustrator Tutorials From 2012 | Creative Nerds – http://crowdspring.co/RwpGD8 

10 Productivity Tips for Freelancers – http://crowdspring.co/RwnnQK 

27 Beautiful Red Business Card Designs | iBrandStudio – http://crowdspring.co/RwmuY8 

Examples of Yellow Colored Business Cards – http://crowdspring.co/Rwoe3E 

25 Christmas Inspired Free Fonts | You The Designer – http://crowdspring.co/SrVUwz 

Some Of The Most Creative Sustainable Package Designs – http://crowdspring.co/SrW5YH 

40+ Epic Presentation Folder Designs – http://crowdspring.co/SrVC8U

40+ Epic Brochure Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/WRP1sK 

30 Eye Catching Flyer Designs for Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/RwpEv4 

33 Fresh Business Cards | Fuel Your Creativity – http://crowdspring.co/SrUMJn 

30+ Free Broken Glass Textures For Designers | Design Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/SrVNRH 

30 Inspirational Typography Designs | Inspihive – http://crowdspring.co/RwpxQn 

35 Latest Vector and Illustrator Tutorials |Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/RwpBzm 

25 Creatively Edge Painted Business Card Designs – http://crowdspring.co/Rwo64d 

30 Free Snow Texture Collection for Cooler Designs – http://crowdspring.co/SrVSog 

Free Leaf Textures | TutorialFreakz – http://crowdspring.co/RwpuUr 

25 Free Lined Paper Textures for Design Projects – http://crowdspring.co/RwmV4L 

A Creative Showcase of Best Album Artwork Cover – http://crowdspring.co/RwpOCF 

25 Latest and Best Tattoo Designs | Web Design Stuff – http://crowdspring.co/SrVmXp 

30 Highly-Creative Professional Business Cards Design – http://crowdspring.co/SrTWw2 

Inspired and Eco-friendly Postcards Designs | Postcardology’s Space – http://crowdspring.co/RwnUlF 

10 New Free Fonts | Front-end Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/SrTZIm 

18 Very Popular yet Free Monospaced (fixed-width) Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/SrUqCs 

55 Time Saving Free Photoshop Actions For Vintage Effect | instantShift – http://crowdspring.co/SrT7U8 

35 Awesome Free Gothic Fonts for Designers | Speckyboy – http://crowdspring.co/RwmiZ7 

Evolving crowdsourcing to allow more creatives to earn money … crowdSPRING launches tips – http://crowdspring.co/TDANto  &http://crowdspring.co/TDAPRR 

20+ Inspiring Brochure Designs | TutorialFreakz – http://crowdspring.co/SrTNsG 

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

50 Best Logos For Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/SrUjXC 

10 New Free Fonts | Front-end Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/SrTZIm 

45+ Logo With Birds | DdesignerR – http://crowdspring.co/SrV9U1 

Responsive Web Design: Fresh Tools, Articles and Tutorials | Splashnology – http://crowdspring.co/RwpK5O 

12 fun 404 pages that make errors tolerable | Econsultancy – http://crowdspring.co/Rwm3x6 

50 Free UI Kits for User Interface Designers – http://crowdspring.co/SrUQZA 

Huge Collection of Cool Looking Yellow Colored Web Designs – http://crowdspring.co/SrX3Eq 

28 amazing parallax scrolling sites | Webdesigner Depot – http://crowdspring.co/Rwmmbk 

50+ Inspirational Fresh WordPress Site Designs | instantShift – http://crowdspring.co/SrVGpd 

Different Types of Illustrations in Web Design (With Examples) – http://crowdspring.co/SrWE4T 

160+ Outstanding Free Blurred Backgrounds For Web Design | Web Design Habits – http://crowdspring.co/SrWOJo 

27 Trendy Examples Of Web Designs | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/SrVLJo 

30 Latest CSS Techniques and Tutorials | Grafix Designs – http://crowdspring.co/SrTFJH 

The Novice Web Designers Guide to Colors | instantShift – http://crowdspring.co/Rwnewt 

The Myth of American Meritocracy | The American Conservative – http://crowdspring.co/Sj6PbJ 

King of Samsung: a chairman’s reign of cunning and corruption | The Verge – http://crowdspring.co/RwkRtC 

What Makes People Happy? The Economics of Happiness | The Art of Manliness – http://crowdspring.co/SpW8UL 

Why New York Times Is Firing More Journalists [CHARTS] | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/RwWvQr 

Top five regrets of the dying – http://crowdspring.co/RzaTHR 

Apple investing ‘over $100 million’ to bring back some Mac production to the US in 2013 – http://crowdspring.co/REdZub 

Best Buy’s Amazonian Nightmare – http://crowdspring.co/R9kJQY 

Industries evolve and incumbents must evolve too … Simon & Schuster Steps Into Self-Publishing – http://crowdspring.co/RnWYV5 

Growth In College Tuition Vs. Growth In Earnings For College Graduates | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/Sk1Mb0 

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

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