Twitter Link Roundup #179 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | May 17th, 2013

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 above is a fun video of a gas station prank that shows some people have a great, happy attitude – and it’s contagious.

smallbusinessblog

Small Business and Startups: Prepare For the Worst – http://crowdspring.co/10DZYvs

The First Step, No Matter How Small, Is Crucial To Success – http://crowdspring.co/10yoT2A

Empower Your Small Business: Steve Jobs on management/leadership, disaster planning, great customer service – http://crowdspring.co/10wjCIQ

4 Reasons Business Owners Are Not Confident About the Economy | Inc by Gene Marks – http://crowdspring.co/1431yL5

Building a Business: How to Get Through Tough Times | Inc by Jeff Haden – http://crowdspring.co/10nAEZB

Why Customers Don’t Buy | Steve W. Martin – Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/10riavu

startupsblog

The Manual-First Startup – http://crowdspring.co/195TfhO

The First Step, No Matter How Small, Is Crucial To Success – http://crowdspring.co/10yoT2A

Every Entrepreneur’s Least Favorite Question | HBR – http://crowdspring.co/10sN1DI

4 Valuable Lessons on Growing Your Startup | Technori by Chris Campbell – http://crowdspring.co/16y7JdM

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/142LOHS

Is The 70-Hour Work Week Worth The Sacrifice? | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/126WhzK

5 Things Founders Don’t Talk About | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/15L1d3Y

What are key strategies to acquire first 100k users with zero marketing budget? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/19pyn5t

The Groundhog Day Effect | by Ash Maurya – http://crowdspring.co/126ZBuE

5 Habits Of The Most Creative People | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/10yI3FE

It’s very important to know when something is a lost cause |The Atlantic – http://crowdspring.co/16ABY3V

“As a founder, your job isn’t to make a great product. It’s to build a great team that makes great products.” by Aza Raskin – http://crowdspring.co/19v40ue

Very insightful interview by Great Discontent with Jason Fried of 37signals, covering many interesting topics – http://crowdspring.co/10rqcUV

Good reminder from Fred Wilson that your instincts should sometimes guide you when due diligence does not – http://crowdspring.co/1275W9E

4 Ways to Get Customers to Open Your Emails | Entrepreneur – http://crowdspring.co/12vp9SN

A reminder than overnight success often takes 10 years – http://crowdspring.co/10ziyUw

Startup PR Tip: To Get Press, Don’t Pitch Your Product – http://crowdspring.co/10uhqFY

Good discussion in the comments of this article about the Square Stand (replacement for retail cash registers) – http://crowdspring.co/10zjY1q

Most data isn’t “big,” and businesses are wasting money pretending it is | Quartz – http://crowdspring.co/140kdac

10 Simple Ideas To Improve Your Outcomes | by Dharmesh Shah – http://crowdspring.co/17xjNMu

Good post by Ben Milne about focus and the challenges of having enough mental “bandwidth” – http://crowdspring.co/15JWhw2

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires | by Mark Suster – http://crowdspring.co/15GX15e

How Marketing Legend Guy Kawasaki Manages His Social Media Presence | Hubspot – http://crowdspring.co/13VVHaf

Only 200 Startups Per Year End Up Mattering & Most of them Aren’t in Tech | BostInno – http://crowdspring.co/10AwFc9

The 13 Pieces of Advice that Saved our Company | Ecquire – http://crowdspring.co/10Ax2ne

How to Find the Right Advisor – http://crowdspring.co/13zgml7

Building a Business: How to Get Through Tough Times | Inc by Jeff Haden – http://crowdspring.co/10nAEZB

Small Business and Startups: Prepare For the Worst – http://crowdspring.co/10DZYvs

Quora! Quora! Quora!? – http://crowdspring.co/10o8Cxh

Good long read on how Netflix leverages technology and the cloud | Businessweek – http://crowdspring.co/10nLb73

Smart, simple take on Tesla Motors strategy – http://crowdspring.co/12mvRKS 

socialmediablog

Dear Social Media Managers: It’s Time To Grow Up – http://crowdspring.co/10o8OMM

Selling ads by time, not space | by Jeff Jarvis – http://crowdspring.co/15Qc8cB

Teens aren’t abandoning “social.” They’re just using the word correctly – http://crowdspring.co/126ZOOs

5 (Un)Alarming Stats About Banner Ads | by Ben Kunz – http://crowdspring.co/10ziN1S

Which are some of the funniest, most clever advertisements? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/10eHi8u

Google Plus Is A Desolated Wasteland | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/149G672

Startup PR Tip: To Get Press, Don’t Pitch Your Product – http://crowdspring.co/10uhqFY

SEO Tips From the Experts: 14 Industry Experts Share Their Strategies – http://crowdspring.co/12dZPAc

Customers Don’t Want Ads, They Want A Conversation | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/144ue6n

Why Customers Don’t Buy | Steve W. Martin – Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/10riavu

How to Rank: 25 Step SEO Master Blueprint | SEOmoz by Cyrus Shepard – http://crowdspring.co/17wsKFK

How the New York Times can fight BuzzFeed & reinvent its future | by Om – http://crowdspring.co/142LqJi

The OREO marketing team is firing on all cylinders. Really good video – http://crowdspring.co/16AAHJX

What are key strategies to acquire first 100k users with zero marketing budget? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/19pyn5t

Evan’s Awesome A/B Tools – sample size calculator, A/B test results, and more – http://crowdspring.co/15H2AAE

4 Ways to Get Customers to Open Your Emails | Entrepreneur – http://crowdspring.co/12vp9SN

How Marketing Legend Guy Kawasaki Manages His Social Media Presence | Hubspot – http://crowdspring.co/13VVHaf

Report: Brands Continue To Overlook & Neglect Google+ Pages – http://crowdspring.co/13tUTu0

20+ Effective Public Interest Ads – http://crowdspring.co/10trITD

45 Extremely Clever Billboard Ads | InstantShift – http://crowdspring.co/12AWaNq

Creative advertising by the clothing brands – http://crowdspring.co/19toJi5

designblog

30+ free design resources you don’t want to miss | Inspired Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/11Vf5lx

15 Beautiful and Awesome Examples of Portfolio Designs | Silky Designs – http://crowdspring.co/15srWSE

25+ New Indesign Tutorials of 2013 | Dzineblog360 – http://crowdspring.co/10tr4p0

Creative Texture Styled Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorial Lounge – http://crowdspring.co/15ssUOW

40 Latest Typography for Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/10tr9Jx

5 Habits Of The Most Creative People | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/10yI3FE

30 Awesome and Useful Mac Apps for Developers – http://crowdspring.co/15sseJa

Cover Design Inspiration | Abduzeedo – http://crowdspring.co/10trhZm 

33 Examples of the Flat Web Design Trend | Vandelay Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/15stkoq

20+ Effective Public Interest Ads – http://crowdspring.co/10trITD

How the crowd is making fashion design more efficient | SmartPlanet by Laura Shin – http://crowdspring.co/19xUTsJ

30 Beautiful Henna Tattoos – http://crowdspring.co/10tqjML

30 Awesome Alternate Movie Posters – http://crowdspring.co/13EssZm

35 Best Fonts that withstood the test of time – http://crowdspring.co/10trFXO

50 Inspiring Examples of Flat User Interfaces – http://crowdspring.co/15MXQcK

Free Fonts Friday: 9 Free Slab Serif Fonts | Creative Beacon – http://crowdspring.co/12AWkV6

35 Free Fonts For Designers – http://crowdspring.co/12AW3l0

45 Extremely Clever Billboard Ads | InstantShift – http://crowdspring.co/12AWaNq

20 Beautiful 3D Characters | DezineGuide – http://crowdspring.co/13EsKzB

Creative advertising by the clothing brands – http://crowdspring.co/19toJi5

15 Creatively Designed Computer Arts Magazine Covers – http://crowdspring.co/143foNm

30+ Most Creative and Beautiful Business Cards Design For Inspiration | Dezine Robotics – http://crowdspring.co/16zQqZP

45 Fresh Examples Of iOS App Icon Designs | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/15sslo7 

Mobile Designing Color Trends with Examples – http://crowdspring.co/10tqZ4D

A Huge Collection of Free Country Flag Icon Set – http://crowdspring.co/13EsSz5

The Beautiful And Stylish Letterpress Prints – 34 Designs – http://crowdspring.co/15MYnvl

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

logodesignblog

50 Creative Mobile Phone Logo For Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/15stNXC

Brilliant Design Examples of Book Logo – http://crowdspring.co/10tqfwy

35 Best Fonts that withstood the test of time – http://crowdspring.co/10trFXO

33+ Killer Typography Logo Designs for Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/10yHziQ

The Beautiful And Stylish Letterpress Prints – 34 Designs – http://crowdspring.co/15MYnvl

50 Vintage Logos for Inspiration | Vandelay Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/15su0Ki

35 Free Fonts For Designers – http://crowdspring.co/12AW3l0

Free Fonts Friday: 9 Free Slab Serif Fonts | Creative Beacon – http://crowdspring.co/12AWkV6

25 Amazing Yellow Logos | iBrandStudio – http://crowdspring.co/15stdcs

25 Outstanding Examples Of Branding, Visual Identity and Logo Designs | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/10tqOXd

webdesignblog

Top 10 Most Widely Used Wireframe & Mockup Tools – http://crowdspring.co/13jTdTM

Designing Websites For Mobile Apps – Techniques And Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/10tpx2o

60 Most Wanted CSS & jQuery Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/10tqSX0

Web Design Trends of Video Backgrounds – http://crowdspring.co/16zQx7G

29 Bakery and Cake Shop Websites for Design Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/15MYl6H

40 Best Examples of Circular Trends in Modern Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/17v88Of

30 Beautiful Mobile App Websites for Design Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/16zQrwV

33 Examples of the Flat Web Design Trend | Vandelay Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/15stkoq

30 New CSS Articles and Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/19to8gh

33+ Examples of Flat UI Design for Inspiration | Bloom Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/17v8jcx

33 Website Layouts from Internet Studios and Media Companies – http://crowdspring.co/12AWfRd

How to Make the Landing Pages More Effective | Web Design Stuff – http://crowdspring.co/15MXFxW

20 Really Inspirational Fashion Website Designs – http://crowdspring.co/15stSux

21 Beautiful Examples of Using White in Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/15MXAKW

Sign Up Form Inspirations From Dribbble – http://crowdspring.co/15st8W6

30 Vintage and Retro Website Design Examples – http://crowdspring.co/10tqEPs

Exploration in Beverage-related Website Designs | Designmodo – http://crowdspring.co/15st4FS

mobiledesignblog

The Essentials of the Mobile User Experience | The Design Work – http://crowdspring.co/10kEXoG

45 Fresh Examples Of iOS App Icon Designs | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/15sslo7 

50 Creative Mobile Phone Logo For Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/15stNXC

Designing Websites For Mobile Apps – Techniques And Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/10tpx2o

30 Beautiful Mobile App Websites for Design Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/16zQrwV

industrialdesignblog

33 Brilliant and Creative Packaging Design examples for your inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/10ddr0a

motiondesignblog

10 Best Funny 3D Short films and 3D Short Animations for you – http://crowdspring.co/10trwDH

25 Celebrated Saul Bass Title Sequences in 100 seconds | Brain Pickings – http://crowdspring.co/195KoNf

writingblog

Grammar Girl : First, Second, and Third Person – http://crowdspring.co/10trlsf

How to immediately become a more productive (and better) writer – http://crowdspring.co/15DQjwR

otherblog

Tesla sales beating Mercedes, BMW and Audi |CNNMoney – http://crowdspring.co/15H0UXR

My Brother, My Mother, and a Call Girl | The Hairpin – http://crowdspring.co/15L0RKA

“Western college students are not the best representatives of human emotion, behavior, and sexuality.” – http://crowdspring.co/15KPhiD

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

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