Twitter Link Roundup #188 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | July 19th, 2013

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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!

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smallbusinessblog

Does Search Produce Better Customers Than Social Media? – http://crowdspring.co/1dGWrmq

9 Tips for Building a Better Website | OPEN Forum by Mike Samson – http://crowdspring.co/12sgPGd

If You Don’t Cannibalize Yourself, Someone Else Will – http://crowdspring.co/1bkiF0L

The Secret To Building Great Teams – http://crowdspring.co/12Kp5gb

Why Service Is The Final Frontier For Brand Excellence | PSFK – http://crowdspring.co/18fIWwI

How to Boost Desire Using the Psychology of Scarcity | Nir and Far – http://crowdspring.co/15qEQMi

startupsblog

Does Search Produce Better Customers Than Social Media? – http://crowdspring.co/1dGWrmq

Why You Need to Ring the Freaking Cash Register – http://crowdspring.co/12GDWgj

If You Don’t Cannibalize Yourself, Someone Else Will – http://crowdspring.co/1bkiF0L

The management framework that propelled LinkedIn to a $20 billion company – http://crowdspring.co/1dFGmxo

33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/15xTQIn

The Secret To Building Great Startup Teams That Do Amazing Things – http://crowdspring.co/193Xtv0

Your startup’s advantage is tempo | by Chris Yeh – http://crowdspring.co/12tz09N

Mobile traction is getting harder, not easier. Here’s why – http://crowdspring.co/1doa0ag

Find More Customers for Your B2B SaaS Product with These 5 Distribution Hacks – http://crowdspring.co/1dzR20d

Do Things that Don’t Scale – http://crowdspring.co/13dttJ0

Billions have been spent trying to replicate Silicon Valley, with little to show for it. | MIT Technology Review – http://crowdspring.co/1dDenhO

Compelling argument on the mix you should aim for in a startup founding team – http://crowdspring.co/1bbmvt0

Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting | Entrepreneur – http://crowdspring.co/15xpKEG

Startup Investing Trends – http://crowdspring.co/13dN7V9

Six Whopping Lies Told About Entrepreneurs … Sometimes By Entrepreneurs Themselves | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/15zq73M

Why We Underestimate Risk by Omitting Time as a Factor | Bloomberg – http://crowdspring.co/15yB6ut

How to Boost Desire Using the Psychology of Scarcity | Nir and Far – http://crowdspring.co/15qEQMi

Coaching and feedback within startups | by Joel Gascoigne – http://crowdspring.co/15xrjmh

The best company vacation policy – http://crowdspring.co/12E8kDl

Study: LinkedIn Positioned To Become First Global Economic Graph, Business Platform On Par With Google And Facebook – http://crowdspring.co/15xX12N

What to do if Collaborative Economy Marketplaces Are Disrupting Your Business | by Jeremiah Owyang – http://crowdspring.co/1bgWgBf

The Dark Side to the Collaborative Economy | by Jeremiah Owyang – http://crowdspring.co/1dmKguK

Good analysis of Microsoft’s reorganization | by Stowe Boyd, GigaOM Pro – http://crowdspring.co/13dMz1D

The Five Characteristics of An Ideal SaaS Company | by Tomasz Tunguz – http://crowdspring.co/18lukvS

What Is Working Capital: A Guide for Bootstrappers | by Jeff Haden – http://crowdspring.co/1dESWwJ

Why Microsoft’s Reorganization Is Not About Technology | by Gene Marks, Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/12GRx7o

8 Terrible Startup Decisions And How To Avoid Them | ReadWrite – http://crowdspring.co/15Gk1wp

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers | Ty Montague HBR – http://crowdspring.co/13jnIcS

“What startups should do if the environment is worse than expected” – http://crowdspring.co/1dChlDe

My product failed. | Iron Conversions – http://crowdspring.co/138yanh

The Habits of Happiness – http://crowdspring.co/1dAHS3B

Increase Your Team’s Curiosity | Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/13jpAlT

Funny look at the org charts of a few big companies – http://crowdspring.co/15CqwAl

Airbnb experience underscores the difficulty of international expansion – http://crowdspring.co/18lubbT

Can you Crowdsource Your Employee Reviews? | Nextiva Blog by Barry Moltz – http://crowdspring.co/1bogNUD

Vooza on Financial Statements for startups – http://crowdspring.co/1b9SPMJ

Why Service Is The Final Frontier For Brand Excellence | PSFK – http://crowdspring.co/18fIWwI

Yelp launches Yelp Platform to enter world of on-demand delivery – http://crowdspring.co/15yyJb7

9 Tips for Building a Better Website | OPEN Forum by Mike Samson – http://crowdspring.co/12sgPGd

socialmediablog

Does Search Produce Better Customers Than Social Media? – http://crowdspring.co/1dGWrmq

Advertising’s Kodak moment – http://crowdspring.co/12tx2Gu

The Dinosaurs of Cannes | by John Winsor, Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/12pTrcz

How Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest Sharing Affects Sales | MarketingProfs – http://crowdspring.co/15xV869

America’s Best Marketing Universities: Outbound And Outdated? – http://crowdspring.co/13duReJ

Why Service Is The Final Frontier For Brand Excellence | PSFK – http://crowdspring.co/18fIWwI

All this tracking is getting creepy. Now B&M stores are tracking too – http://crowdspring.co/15DS6xi

“When our important brands depend on a 97% homogeneous group for ideas, the 3% problem is an injustice to marketing.” http://crowdspring.co/191FF3E

Global PPC Spending Up 23%, Mobile PPC Jumped 132% YOY In Q2 [Covario Report] – http://crowdspring.co/15qCiOl

The drooling over the potential of native advertising is becoming silly – http://crowdspring.co/15Lon7V 

2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors | Moz – http://crowdspring.co/13dOlzU

Why Content Marketing Goes Rogue And How To Rein It In – http://crowdspring.co/12oTMvV

Study: LinkedIn Positioned To Become First Global Economic Graph, Business Platform On Par With Google And Facebook – http://crowdspring.co/15xX12N

How to Boost Desire Using the Psychology of Scarcity | Nir and Far – http://crowdspring.co/15qEQMi

The 9 Golden Rules for Dealing With Bad Publicity | Technori – http://crowdspring.co/12tzj4H

Nordstrom Takes Pinterest Engagement To New Level, Turns Most Pinned Items Into In-Store Displays – http://crowdspring.co/18PJDfO

designblog

25 must have free fonts for your typeface toolkit | Inspired Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/15yBQ2O

10 Photoshop mistakes to avoid | Design Reviver – http://crowdspring.co/1dmMYjX

Business Card Designs for Your Identity – http://crowdspring.co/12yJPri

Design Trend: Long Shadows | Designmodo – http://crowdspring.co/12Dviux

Fun Look at the History of Typography – http://crowdspring.co/13jyIXM

9 Fresh Free Fonts for your Designs – http://crowdspring.co/1bgoBrC

Understanding Color: Dominant vs. Recessive Colors | Design Shack – http://crowdspring.co/12DxodD

45 High Quality Photoshop Brushes for Designers – http://crowdspring.co/15HxuX8

7 Online Color Tools to Use in Your Graphic Designs – http://crowdspring.co/12DvWIk

10 minimal fonts for typography zen masters | Inspired Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/1bgorQN

35+ Horrible Photoshop Mistakes | Design Reviver – http://crowdspring.co/1bgmXGd

30 Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials | Vandelay Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/13dBZYm

55 Beautiful Examples Of Street Art – http://crowdspring.co/12AAzaT

65 Brilliant Product Packaging Examples – http://crowdspring.co/15jfJei

55 Beautiful Examples Of Street Art – http://crowdspring.co/12AAzaV

Dashes, Quotes and Ligatures: Typographic Best Practices – http://crowdspring.co/12Dylmu

25 Colorful Grunge Textures | GoMediaZine – http://crowdspring.co/12DxO3N

Creative Coaster Designs | Abduzeedo – http://crowdspring.co/12DwWfy

75+ Vintage Advertisements – Looking For Retro Inspiration? – http://crowdspring.co/1bgnKab

25 Tutorials for Creating Amazing Lighting Effects in Photoshop | Vandelay Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/12DvUQQ

20 Really Helpful Infographics and Cheats for Designers – http://crowdspring.co/12DvE4g

Colour Theory: An Introduction | Usability Geek – http://crowdspring.co/1bgmy6J

30+ Great Android Apps for Designers | Android.AppStorm – http://crowdspring.co/1bgmhAM

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

55 Creative Restaurant Logos | iBrandStudio – http://crowdspring.co/1bgmrYP

Logo Design: Banners | Abduzeedo – http://crowdspring.co/1bgozzO

9 Fresh Free Fonts for your Designs – http://crowdspring.co/1bgoBrC

webdesignblog

10 UI kits for quicker wireframing – http://crowdspring.co/1bgm4gU

9 Tips for Building a Better Website | OPEN Forum by Mike Samson – http://crowdspring.co/12sgPGd

How Colors Affect Website Conversions | Web Design Mash – http://crowdspring.co/1dzIK8I

Dare to be Boring (good read about flat design) – http://crowdspring.co/12Dwvly

34 Feature Film Website Layouts for Design Inspiration | SpyreStudios – http://crowdspring.co/12DyaYd

UI Principles for Great Interaction Design | Designmodo – http://crowdspring.co/12DyPsO

How (Not) To Manage A UX Project | UX Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/15HxkPw

Top 10 Websites to Learn Coding (Interactively) Online – http://crowdspring.co/12Dvt92

20 Free High-Quality Flat Design Icon Sets – http://crowdspring.co/13dC2Ud

20 Websites with Amazing Textured Design Elements – http://crowdspring.co/15Hxdn2

Flat Web Design: These Websites Embrace This Trend – http://crowdspring.co/13dBXjf

Trend-Setting Responsive Web Design is Constantly Evolving – http://crowdspring.co/1bgnUyy

100+ Best Free Icons – http://crowdspring.co/12Dxv9d

50 Incredible Admin Page Templates | InstantShift – http://crowdspring.co/12DxfqP

100+ Free High Resolution Textures to Use as Website Backgrounds – http://crowdspring.co/1bgo0pC

Responsive Freelance Portfolio Designs | Web Design Mash – http://crowdspring.co/12DvvOm

10 more tips for optimising web forms | Econsultancy – http://crowdspring.co/1bgnqZa

Colour Theory: An Introduction | Usability Geek – http://crowdspring.co/1bgmy6J

Creative And Innovative Navigation Designs | Smashing Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/12DwXQE

17 delightful micro UX effects and transitions for your website | Econsultancy – http://crowdspring.co/12DwqOy

Coffee Website Design Showcase | Web Design Mash – http://crowdspring.co/12DwnlT

40 New and Free Icon Sets – http://crowdspring.co/1bgmvYH

mobiledesignblog

30+ Great Android Apps for Designers | Android.AppStorm – http://crowdspring.co/1bgmhAM

Designing App Store “screenshots” | 37signals Blog – http://crowdspring.co/1bgmRyz

otherblog

Summer Business Books: What to Read Now – http://crowdspring.co/15xInIT

Top 10 Websites to Learn Coding (Interactively) Online – http://crowdspring.co/12Dvt8X

55 Beautiful Examples Of Street Art – http://crowdspring.co/12AAzaT

Make your life better by sending five simple emails – http://crowdspring.co/1dDfhKY

A wonderful little article about optimism – http://crowdspring.co/15m3Y7b 

“Studies suggest leading an active life has the strongest correlation with happiness.” – http://crowdspring.co/1dmIWrK

Bears. Check. Salmon run. Check. Live Cam. Check – http://crowdspring.co/13kZXku

I hope we see more of this. Oklahoma Surgery Center makes surgery pricing transparent to customers – http://crowdspring.co/12yEyA3

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

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    Thanks for another great roundup

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