Twitter Link Roundup #199 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | October 18th, 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

Empower Your Small Business: 4 keys to success, 2014 trends, content marketing – crowdspring.co/19PV71E

Let customers smell more, and you’ll sell more – crowdspring.co/1bHjVfO

Study Finds Small Businesses Waste 25 Percent Of Their PPC Budgets -crowdspring.co/GNk8Aa

Small Business and Startups: The Trends for 2014 (Pt I) | by Mike Samson – crowdspring.co/164zLP9

“But as a company grows, one of the smartest things an owner can do is to fire herself from role after role.” – crowdspring.co/19fkE20

Ultimate Guide to Google Penalty Removal | Moz – crowdspring.co/19gITgv

7 Things Every (Great) Landing Page Needs – crowdspring.co/19fkpEg

startupsblog

What I Wish I Knew Before Pitching LinkedIn to VCs – crowdspring.co/1gIu5fT

LinkedIn’s Series B Pitch to Greylock: Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs (annotated by Reid Hoffman) – crowdspring.co/1gIv7bI

Inspiring Bruce Lee quotes for entepreneurs – crowdspring.co/181P6OO

3 Early Fails That Nearly Killed Our Startup – crowdspring.co/16EQKG0

Small Business and Startups: The Trends for 2014 (Pt I) | by Mike Samson – crowdspring.co/164zLP9

How To Uncover Your Company’s True Culture | by Dharmesh Shah – crowdspring.co/16aTeO7

11 Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Be Able to Answer – crowdspring.co/19IMztu

Tips For Managing Remote Workers | Business Insider -crowdspring.co/19fk1pf

The Hardest Part Of Building A Startup (You’ll Never Guess) -bit.ly/1czSjbY

HP Requiring Most Employees to Work at the Office | AllThingsD – crowdspring.co/GK7QII

Scott Adams: How to Be Successful (even when you fail most of the time) – crowdspring.co/167rslJ

The New Science of Who Sits Where at Work | WSJ – crowdspring.co/1gq3TGK

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls | Harvard Business Review – crowdspring.co/H4gLnT

Chicago’s startup engine roars | Chicago Tribune – crowdspring.co/16aYZLL

The Future of Business Models Will Be Centered on Crowds – crowdspring.co/16aTTiD

Why we play Moneyball rather than Powerball – crowdspring.co/16aXflK

A Startup’s Minimum Revenue Per Employee – crowdspring.co/GNlKua

“Investing early & often in customer success is essential to keeping a fast-growing SaaS business’s momentum.” – crowdspring.co/16aZ5Ts

Square Cash looks impressively simple – crowdspring.co/19NZdrc

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2014 | Forbes – crowdspring.co/H47XhY

What is the most important thing you have learned about leadership? | Quora – crowdspring.co/1hUngFS

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk Like Jeff Bezos | by Gene Marks – crowdspring.co/19ILy4I

Why Crowdsourcing is the Next Cloud Computing | Wired – crowdspring.co/GZtngc

Some good data on recent VC numbers and trends: Higher prices, less control – crowdspring.co/19VEcLe

Can Angela and Tim Create Apple 3.0 — Or Not? | LinkedIn – crowdspring.co/H47RXx

How Old is Too Old to Start a Great Company? – crowdspring.co/19iFfTj

Fewer US startups now than in 1999. But there’s a good reason for that, right? – crowdspring.co/GOeb67

After Twitter and Square, What is Jack Dorsey’s Next Move? -crowdspring.co/19IC5KK

VC deal activity hits highest mark since dot-com boom | GeekWire – crowdspring.co/18RWhZw

6 Ideas to Reduce Your Product’s Churn Rate We Found to Work – crowdspring.co/1grCDHI

“But as a company grows, one of the smartest things an owner can do is to fire herself from role after role.” – crowdspring.co/19fkE20

Rally cry for sinking companies: “All hands on deck” – crowdspring.co/18NzspG

All Is Fair in Love and Twitter – crowdspring.co/19gICtT

Sales Efficiency Benchmarks for SaaS Startups – crowdspring.co/1admuzC

Ultimate Guide to Google Penalty Removal | Moz – crowdspring.co/19gITgv

“The difference between “urgent” and “important” can serve as the cornerstone for the way you live and work.” – crowdspring.co/19fmW1k

The Prince of Lyft: How one micro entrepreneur is ridesharing his way to stardom | PandoDaily – crowdspring.co/1gq4wA7

socialmediablog

Ultimate Guide to Google Penalty Removal | Moz – crowdspring.co/19gITgv

Study Finds Small Businesses Waste 25 Percent Of Their PPC Budgets – crowdspring.co/GNk8Aa

6 Ideas to Reduce Your Product’s Churn Rate We Found to Work – crowdspring.co/1grCDHI

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android | VentureBeat – crowdspring.co/19Ts1OX

Sales Efficiency Benchmarks for SaaS Startups – crowdspring.co/1admuzC

Marketing Automation has big promise, but also big holes – crowdspring.co/16aWGYX

CPCs and CTRs on Google are declining – crowdspring.co/19VCTvP

TV Ads Trigger Facebook Ad Campaigns | Business Insider – crowdspring.co/GRv3IA

Brands, Do You Know If Your Native Ads Are Working? | Digiday – crowdspring.co/19quyQl

7 Things Every (Great) Landing Page Needs – crowdspring.co/19fkpEg

Social media “war rooms” strike me as 90% gimmick, 10% value – crowdspring.co/1hZ05KD

designblog

10 Difficult Design Clients, and How To Deal With Them | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/GOizRW

30+ High Quality Ribbon Fonts To Enhance Your Design – crowdspring.co/19h9jyI

25 Mindblowing Typography Illustrations – crowdspring.co/19h9SbI

140 Quirky and Serious Free Fonts of 2013 | 1stwebdesigner – crowdspring.co/1gqp3Ey

50 Amazing Free Vector Art For Designers – crowdspring.co/1gqoxGD

Japanese Vintage Design Inspiration | GoMediaZine – crowdspring.co/19hbi66

Cartoon Fundamentals: The Secrets in Drawing Animals | Vectortuts+ crowdspring.co/H1ycW8

10 Brand New and Free Tools for Designers | Vandelay Design Blog – crowdspring.co/GZCqP8

Outstanding Examples of Surreal Typography – crowdspring.co/H1xI2s

Design Tips for Building an Exquisite Portfolio – crowdspring.co/1gqnM0o

When Typography Does All the Talking | SpyreStudios – crowdspring.co/1gqoGK6

25 Powerpoint presentations you won’t hate | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/19hbcvh

100+ Amazing Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop | Design Reviver – crowdspring.co/GZCm1J

45 Amazing and Free Photoshop Actions | Vandelay Design Blog – crowdspring.co/GZCY7z

Exploring the Brain Through Experience Design | UX Magazine – crowdspring.co/GZD2V1

24 great free handwriting fonts | Creative Bloq – crowdspring.co/19hcnLf

8 Fresh Free Fonts for your Designs – crowdspring.co/1gqpvCJ

10 Brand New and Free Tools for Designers | Vandelay Design Blog – crowdspring.co/19ha2jl

35 Best Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tutorials – crowdspring.co/19hc3Mt

13 Sets of the Freshest and Scariest Photoshop Brushes for Halloween – crowdspring.co/19haxtI

Creative Pins and Buttons Designs For Your Inspiration – crowdspring.co/GNgaI4

3D Typography Inspiration by Benoit Challand | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – crowdspring.co/1gqqVgI

Sometimes it’s about the package | Inspired Magazine – crowdspring.co/1dYTSy4

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

Logo Design Process and Tutorials – crowdspring.co/1gqohHD

20 Excellent Colorful Logo Design for Designers Inspiration – crowdspring.co/1cb5Pm6

Designing Logos With Color Psychology – crowdspring.co/19haFcE

40 Amazing Red Logo designs – crowdspring.co/19hch6c

24 great free handwriting fonts | Creative Bloq – crowdspring.co/19hcnLf

Showcase of Beautiful Airline Logo Designs – crowdspring.co/GZCEWn

19 Simple and Clean Logos – crowdspring.co/GZCDla

20 Summer Inspired Logos | iBrandStudio – crowdspring.co/19h9zO3

140 Quirky and Serious Free Fonts of 2013 | 1stwebdesigner – crowdspring.co/1gqp3Ey

8 Fresh Free Fonts for your Designs – crowdspring.co/1gqpvCJ

webdesignblog

8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers – crowdspring.co/GZCuhL

35 Amazing Email Newsletter Designs – crowdspring.co/1dYTHmc

15 Fresh Navigation Menu Tutorial using CSS3 and HTML5 – crowdspring.co/1cb5uzY

10 Brand New and Free Tools for Designers | Vandelay Design Blog – crowdspring.co/GZCqP8

Video in Web Design | Webdesigntuts+ crowdspring.co/GZCPRt

55 Fresh & Creative WordPress Website Designs | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/H1ydtp

50 of the Best Ecommerce Websites | Vandelay Design Blog – crowdspring.co/H1xIPZ

15 Beautiful Texturized Web Designs – crowdspring.co/H1xDM6

Icon Design: A Showcase of Sketched Vs. Ready – crowdspring.co/19hbgLx

Designers Explain Why HealthCare.gov Stinks | Digiday – crowdspring.co/GOpScl

10 Brand New and Free Tools for Designers | Vandelay Design Blog – crowdspring.co/19ha2jl

25 Excellent Websites That Aren’t Afraid to Use Bold Colors – crowdspring.co/19hbW3j

Deconstructing Minimalist Landing Pages – crowdspring.co/H1y0pQ

25 of the Best Photography Websites | Vandelay Design Blog – crowdspring.co/1gqoD15

Vector Web UI Icons | Graphic Design Junction – crowdspring.co/1gqpqiv

New HTML5 and CSS3 Tutorials | Graphic Design Junction – crowdspring.co/1cb5vUl

Showcase of 20+ Brilliant Under Construction Templates | BestDesignTuts – crowdspring.co/GZCz5c

25 Beautiful Minimalistic Website Designs | Vandelay Design Blog – crowdspring.co/GNfYbI

20+ Must Have jQuery Plugins for Web Developers | Greepit – crowdspring.co/19hboun

17 Inspiring Examples of Parallax Scrolling Sites – crowdspring.co/1gqprCV

HTML5 CSS3 Websites Design | Graphic Design Junction – crowdspring.co/GZCsq7

Product Showcase Websites: 30+ Beautiful and Attractive Examples – crowdspring.co/1gqoBGj

All About Trends in Web Design | Webdesigntuts+ crowdspring.co/1gqp2jT

Free Flat UI Kits | Graphic Design Junction – crowdspring.co/1cb5D6p

Ultimate 6-Part Web Design Video Course: How To Build a Website From Scratch | 1stwebdesigner -crowdspring.co/GOiiOS

35 Fullscreen Websites for Design Inspiration | SpyreStudios – crowdspring.co/1cb5Eaz

17 Clean Web Designs for Your Inspiration – crowdspring.co/1cb5HmO

30 one-page sites you’ll wish you had built | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/1gqnWEM

20 Free PSD Map Designs for Web Designers – crowdspring.co/1cb5IXJ

35 Creative Retro And Vintage Web Designs – crowdspring.co/1dYTQ9v

mobiledesignblog

The iOS 7 Design Cheat Sheet – crowdspring.co/GJTTKb

Free Flat UI Kits | Graphic Design Junction – crowdspring.co/1cb5D6p

10 simple tips for improving mobile form UX | Econsultancy – crowdspring.co/1dYTT57

Eye-Catching Mobile App Interfaces with Sleek Gradient Effect | Designmodo – crowdspring.co/19hc82N

otherblog

Wonderful excerpt from an upcoming book … And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’ – crowdspring.co/GDwP0D

7 Scientifically-Backed Copywriting Tips | Copyblogger – crowdspring.co/H1xEQ3

Scott Adams: How to Be Successful (even when you fail most of the time) – crowdspring.co/H1o2Fd

The One Thing That Could Destroy U.S. Manufacturing | OPEN Forum – crowdspring.co/19FJW9P

The urban life of bees, ‘fuel-efficient’ insect-sized robots, and healing with honey | Environment – crowdspring.co/GNiSwR

Best Florist Sign Ever – crowdspring.co/GMWuUS

110 People Own 35% of Russia’s Wealth – crowdspring.co/19D9pi8

Five Myths About U.S. Manufacturing | The Fiscal Times – crowdspring.co/H4fWvj

Global study: World not ready for aging population – Yahoo News – crowdspring.co/19LsRt2

Amazon’s experiments with shipping logistics are impressive … Amazon moves in with P&G, in the warehouse – crowdspring.co/H1olQh

32 of the Most Popular Toys From the Last 145 Years | Wired Design – crowdspring.co/1admMGv

Better, Faster, Smarter: The Crowdsourcing of Brain Hacks | Forbes – crowdspring.co/H5TqlU

7 Absurd Inventions Inspired by SkyMall – crowdspring.co/1bgQexY

2013 CEO Speaker Interview with Amir Homayoun Rafizadeh of Momentum Strategic Advisors | CEO – crowdspring.co/19qwhVV

For Busy People, Managing Time and Bandwidth – crowdspring.co/15SrwFM

8 Strange Rituals of Productive Writers | Copyblogger – crowdspring.co/1gqqPWg

“Think you’re only on time because you hurry? Actually it’s all that rushing that’s making you late.” – crowdspring.co/1gp81qm

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

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