Twitter Link Roundup #206 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | December 27th, 2013

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The last roundup for 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!

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smallbusinessblog

Taking Breaks–You’re Doing It Wrong | Fast Company – crowdspring.co/18DVSuQ

Outsourcing (some of) your creative tasks | The CentUp Blog by Len Kendall – crowdspring.co/1hdjfOi

Breaking the Ice: Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Jay Leno – crowdspring.co/1jcad8J

How To Stay Focused In An Open Office | Fast Company – crowdspring.co/1hilYpF

Good tips on firing people who don’t fit – crowdspring.co/1fFt0n7

How to Shorten Your Sales Cycle and Avoid Wasting Time – crowdspring.co/18DA191

startupsblog

Breaking the Ice: Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Jay Leno – crowdspring.co/1jcad8J

Taking Breaks–You’re Doing It Wrong | Fast Company – crowdspring.co/18DVSuQ

The futility of ‘Fungineering’ | by Stowe Boyd – crowdspring.co/1hdi94V

How To Stay Focused In An Open Office | Fast Company – crowdspring.co/1hilYpF

Marketing Advice for Startups: 9 Tips for Bootstrappers | 1871 – crowdspring.co/1cmRQbO

How To Find A Company You’ll Love Working For | by Dharmesh Shah – crowdspring.co/1himyUv

Online courses (MOOCs) are mostly a flop so far – crowdspring.co/1jaysnI

At scale, co-location begins to make sense over 100% cloud (good examples) – crowdspring.co/JuxORp

Good tips for entrepreneurs on firing people who don’t fit – crowdspring.co/1fFt0n7

The Last Re-Org You’ll Ever Do – crowdspring.co/1bXthC9

How One SaaS Startup Reduced Churn 71% Using Red Flag Metrics – crowdspring.co/JbgG2P

Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Constructive | by Matthew Toren – crowdspring.co/1hdkU6h

Why Would-Be Entrepreneurs Need a Reality Check – crowdspring.co/1jaAfZS

How to Shorten Your Sales Cycle and Avoid Wasting Time – crowdspring.co/18DA191

Outsourcing (some of) your creative tasks | The CentUp Blog by Len Kendall – crowdspring.co/1hdjfOi

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day – crowdspring.co/1fjNtO8

The Typical Billion Dollar Startup Acquisition – crowdspring.co/1bXwwt5

The science of self-control: 6 ways to improve your willpower – crowdspring.co/1fjNSQG

socialmediablog

What Can We Expect From The Next Decade Of Marketing? | Forbes – crowdspring.co/1jaztvO

Increasing pressure on ad agencies. Clients bringing more work inhouse – crowdspring.co/1hdiTqL

Google To Sell Viewable Ad Impressions | Business Insider – crowdspring.co/1jaAzrw

Gmail blows up e-mail marketing by caching all images on Google servers | Ars Technica – crowdspring.co/1hdkj4D

designblog

Top 30 Best Serif Fonts | Vector Diary – crowdspring.co/1gkKZCZ

6 Unconventional Tools For Quicker Creativity | Fast Company – crowdspring.co/1bXxEgp

Working with Type in Photoshop | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – crowdspring.co/1gkL2i1

264 Free Vector Icons – crowdspring.co/IT4uEl

28 New Educational Graphics & Print Design Tutorials – crowdspring.co/1fjQSg4

Design Inspiration Toolbox: 100 Sources of Design Inspiration – crowdspring.co/J36nxS

45 Fresh And Free Fonts For Creative Designers – crowdspring.co/1bXxFAU

The best fonts of 2013 | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/J36PvQ

Breaking Design Principles on Purpose | Design Shack – crowdspring.co/1fjRaUa

100+ Sketch Style Free Vector Icons | Graphic Design Junction – crowdspring.co/J36QzV

30 stunning christmas adverts for your inspiration | Design Reviver – crowdspring.co/IT559e

46 Funny and Incredible Optical Illusions | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/IT530X

How to Create Flat Icons in Photoshop | 1stwebdesigner – crowdspring.co/1fjQL3Y

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

Examples of Elegant Black & White Logos – crowdspring.co/1djfxzY

45 Artistically Designed Single Letter Logo Designs – crowdspring.co/IT4zYG

15 Popular Logo Redesigns and Makeovers in 2013 – crowdspring.co/J36N7q

Top 30 Best Serif Fonts | Vector Diary – crowdspring.co/1gkKZCZ

The best fonts of 2013 | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/J36PvQ

45 Fresh And Free Fonts For Creative Designers – crowdspring.co/1bXxFAU

The Best New Tech Logos | Business Insider – crowdspring.co/Jfs3aF

Minimalist Logo & Marks | Abduzeedo – crowdspring.co/IT4V1q

A Collection of Flat Logo Designs | SpyreStudios – crowdspring.co/J37o8Y

webdesignblog

50 CSS Tools & Resources from 2013 – crowdspring.co/J378a5

47 Responsive Design Tutorials And Guides – crowdspring.co/1fjRbY8

50 Most Useful jQuery Plugins from 2013 – crowdspring.co/IT4VyE

25 Magnificently Executed Photo Manipulations – crowdspring.co/J37rBH

The essential ingredients for perfect parallax UX | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/1bXxN3q

13 Colorful & Inspiring Websites – crowdspring.co/1jFFmyY

264 Free Vector Icons – crowdspring.co/IT4uEl

10 excellent video-embedded landing pages | Econsultancy – crowdspring.co/1djdr2Y

20 Single-Page Websites For Your Inspiration – crowdspring.co/J36FVw

30 Best jQuery Popup Window Dialog Box plugins – crowdspring.co/IT5yrM

Showcase of Super Saturated Colors in Web Design – crowdspring.co/J37bCU

Animation Principles in UI Design: Understanding Easing  – crowdspring.co/J36t8t

20 Single-Page Websites For Your Inspiration – crowdspring.co/J37n50

13 really useful responsive design tutorials | Creative Bloq – crowdspring.co/1fjR4vU

20 Gorgeous Mobile App Landing Pages – crowdspring.co/1fjQX3a

Websites Featuring Flat Illustrations – Best Examples | Designmodo – crowdspring.co/1fjR270

If You’re A Web Designer Or Web Developer You’ll Want These New Resources – crowdspring.co/J37MV7

45 Notable Website Registration & Login Forms | SpyreStudios – crowdspring.co/J37LR0

20 Gorgeous Mobile App Landing Pages – crowdspring.co/J36Xvi

13 Minimalist Web Designs for your Inspiration – crowdspring.co/IT5iJv

Responsive Images — The Issues We Want To Solve | Vanseo Design – crowdspring.co/IT5cBu

Visual Storytelling: Designing for the Web in a Nonlinear Format – crowdspring.co/1gU1d3h

47 Responsive Design Tutorials And Guides – crowdspring.co/1djkkkT

Effective Use of Blurred Images in Web Design – crowdspring.co/1gkKnx7

40+ free UI kits | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/1gkGbgV

20 beautiful examples of persuasive ecommerce design | Econsultancy – crowdspring.co/1djfp3w

mobiledesignblog

20 Gorgeous Mobile App Landing Pages – crowdspring.co/J36Xvi

30 Free Folded Flat iOS 7 Icons – crowdspring.co/IT5GYz

Designing a Successful Mobile Commerce App – crowdspring.co/IT4PXK

20 Gorgeous Mobile App Landing Pages – crowdspring.co/1fjQX3a

Mobile App UI Design with Great User Experience | Graphic Design Junction – crowdspring.co/IT5k43

otherblog

The science of self-control: 6 ways to improve your willpower – crowdspring.co/1bXuDwG

10 bizarre objects found in ‘cool’ offices – crowdspring.co/1cmJdOs

17 Essential Best Practices for Making Things Happen – crowdspring.co/JblXaP

The Case Against Multivitamins Grows Stronger – crowdspring.co/18DAMyZ

Security flipped on its head. You can easily 3D print keys – crowdspring.co/18mvcAT

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

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