Twitter Link Roundup #210 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | February 7th, 2014


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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Small Business and Startups: 5 Tips For Keeping the Books –

You Can’t Beat Habit –

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding | The Next Web –


A special report from The Economist on Tech Startups. Here’s the full PDF –

Small Business and Startups: 5 Tips For Keeping the Books –

21 Reasons To Bootstrap Your Startup | ZoomShift –

The mobile future of variable pricing | ThoughtGadgets by Ben Kunz –

Good perspective fon how long it takes for entrepreneur to know if their idea might succeed –

Books that Shape Common Early Stage (Startup) Culture –

Weird interview questions don’t predict success, but companies still ask | Fast Company –

The Most Valuable Lesson I’ve Learned as a CEO | LinkedIn by Jeff Weiner –

The Founders Guide to Surviving Startup Life –

What Games Are: Flappy Bird, Patterns And Context | TechCrunch –

The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup | TechCrunch –

Microsoft, Past and Future | by Gruber –

Amazon is surprisingly quiet/inactive when it comes to acquisitions | Re/code –

What’s up with the Series A? –

5 reasons why battery innovation is hard for Silicon Valley –

Raising Seed Capital –

“About three-quarters of venture-backed firms in the U.S. don’t return investors’ capital” –

Entrepreneurs Among Happiest People In The World, Except In The U.S. | OPEN Forum –

Startup founder salaries: Younger, more inexperienced entrepreneurs pay themselves less | The Next Web –

What I Would Look for When Choosing a VC – Knowing What I Know Now? –

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding –

Why Chicago needs to stop playing by Silicon Valley’s rules | by Adrian Holovaty –

On the Matter of Why Bitcoin Matters –

Four Keys to Sales Success | Inc by Howard Tullman –

You Can’t Beat Habit –


Three Long-Held Concepts Every Marketer Should Rethink | Harvard Business Review –

SEO Pricing: 600+ Agencies Share Costs of Services & Pricing Models | Moz –

12 inspiring marketing campaigns from Google | Econsultancy –

How To Turn Your Online Visitors Into Customers Without Them Even Knowing –

Personas: The Art and Science of Understanding the Person Behind the Visit | Moz –

SEO Penalty and Algorithm Recovery Timelines | ISOOSI Blog –

Bruce Clay’s 2014 SEO Industry Predictions –

Smart ad. “Children of parents who smoke, get to heaven faster.” –


10 Easy To Understand Photoshop Tutorials on Lighting Effects | 1stwebdesigner –

What’s new for designers, January 2014 | Webdesigner Depot –

25 Fresh Thin Fonts For Free –

Vector inspirational – Infographics | Vectips –

DIY: How to Design an Indie Book Cover –

25 Free Illustrative Vector Icons –

Get ‘Layed’: What You Need to Know about Photoshop Layers | 1stwebdesigner –

10 Portfolio Websites that Will Make You Say Wow | 1stwebdesigner –

The Amazing Pattern Library | Abduzeedo –

40 Recently Released Free Fonts –

The Top 50 Craft Tutorials for 2013 –

40 Amazingly Creative Square Patterns For Free Download –

100 Free Simple Line Icons –

12 inspirational hand-lettering projects | Webdesigner Depot –

10 Design Trends I Don’t Want to See in 2014 | Design Shack –

11 Beautifully Minimalistic Yet Inspiring Promotional Sticker Designs –

20 Deliciously Designed Food & Drink Menus –

20 Best tutorials for learning adobe After Effects | Creative Nerds –

Jimmy Neutron and The Anatomy of the Atomic Design | 1stwebdesigner –

35 Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Your Own Posters | Vandelay Design –

Free Pack of 12 Distressed Halftone Pattern Textures –

Freebie: Roundicons Icon Set (60 Icons, PNG, SVG, EPS, AI) | Smashing Magazine –

23 new amazing business cards –

40 Wedding Invitations Your Guests Will Never Forget –

47 Free Flat Icons –

If 26 Famous Architects Designed An Alphabet | Co.Design –

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –


Brilliant Examples of Negative Space Logos –

60 Fresh Creative Logo Designs For Design Inspiration | InstantShift –

30+ Amazing Car Themed Logos | Design Reviver –

80 Wicked Logo Designs That Will Truly Inspire You –


56 Fresh Creative Websites Built Using HTML5 | InstantShift –

5 UX Tips for Designing More Usable Registration Forms | Designmodo –

How to Use UI Kits – Plus Free UI Kits to Choose From! –

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design –

40 Tiny Web-Based Apps & Tools for Web Designers –

Examples Of Inspiring 404 Error Pages For Inspiration –

Transparency in Web Design: Examples and How-Tos –

Responsive Design is Still the Future of Web Design –

10 Design Trends I Don’t Want to See in 2014 | Design Shack –

The Ten Most Popular Web Fonts of 2013 –

100 Free Simple Line Icons –

20 UI Design Photoshop Tutorials That Will Come in Handy –

Free Pack of 12 Distressed Halftone Pattern Textures –

30 Beautiful Corporate Websites | Vandelay Design –

Freebie: Roundicons Icon Set (60 Icons, PNG, SVG, EPS, AI) | Smashing Magazine –

50+ High Quality & Free Symbol Fonts For Web Designers –

10 Portfolio Websites that Will Make You Say Wow | 1stwebdesigner –

25 Free Illustrative Vector Icons –

42 Mockup And Wireframing Tools For Developers –

30 Tutorials for Developing HTML5 Web Browser Games | SpyreStudios –

44 Fresh Minimal Website Designs for Inspiration | InstantShift –

20 Cool Snowy Website Designs for the Winter Season –

2014 Web Design Trends, Inspiration & Showcase –

Simplifying the UX of Your Sales-Driven Website to Increase Conversions –

40 Tutorials And Tools That Will Make You A CSS3 Master –

42 Mockup And Wireframing Tools For Developers –

Websites with Exceptionally Creative and Unique Navigation –

20 Examples of Cool Sports Websites | SpyreStudios –

25 Website Designs with Unusual Color Combinations –

50+ High Quality & Free Symbol Fonts For Web Designers –

20+ Awesome Dashboard Designs That Will Inspire You –

20 Ultra Light and Elegant Fonts for Web Designers –

47 Free Flat Icons –

20 Useful Web Development Online Courses and Tutorials | InstantShift –

13 Examples of Illustrations and Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design –

Email design trends of 2014 | Inspired Magazine –

Pragmatic UX Techniques For Smarter Websites | Smashing UX Design –

The Pros and Cons of Flat Web Design –

50 Best Web & Mobile GUI Templates from 2013 –


50 Best Web & Mobile GUI Templates from 2013 –

56 Mobile App Icons for iOS | Graphic Design Junction –


What do you buy the person who has everything? How about one of these strange products? –

Penguins pose for their family holiday greeting card photo –

12 Writing Exercises That Will Transform Your Copy Today | Copyblogger –

Peanut allergy cured in children using immunotherapy –

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

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