Twitter Link Roundup #218 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | April 11th, 2014

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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!

The image above shows a typical rush hour in Chicago in 1909. Few things have changed – rush hour is still insanely busy, but at least nobody is moving logs through the center of the city.

smallbusinessblog

Small Business and Startup Tips: Managing Remote Vendors - crowdspring.co/1lL1sTK

Don’t Allow Failure To Kill Your Business | LinkedIn - crowdspring.co/1lL9b4b

While struggling to build companies, some founders also quietly battle depression | BetaBoston – crowdspring.co/1mUNP1y

How to Make Better Reference Calls - crowdspring.co/1e9bls4

Negotiating Tips for People Who HATE Negotiating - crowdspring.co/1mZymNH

Why the Best Entrepreneurs and Creators are Humble | The Next Web - crowdspring.co/1e9b5t3

5 Bad Excuses Not To Start a Business | Entrepreneurship Compass - crowdspring.co/PUUAFR

startupsblog

Don’t Allow Failure To Kill Your Business | LinkedIn - crowdspring.co/1lL9b4b

Small Business and Startup Tips: Managing Remote Vendors - crowdspring.co/1lL1sTK

“38% of venture-backed founders are over 40 years old” - crowdspring.co/1hywYgv

Here’s Why You’re Not Hiring the Best and the Brightest - crowdspring.co/1lLnBBm

Five Reasons Not To Raise Venture Capital, by Rachel Chalmers | Model View Culture - crowdspring.co/1lIlpYH

How Old Are Silicon Valley’s Top Founders? Here’s the Data | Harvard Business Review – crowdspring.co/1lLgAjK

Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley’s Innovation Factory - crowdspring.co/1hyz3sN

Google, Apple or IPO: What’s Next for Square? | Re/code - crowdspring.co/1embSqM

5 Lies That Come Out of Entrepreneurs’ Mouths | by Gene Marks - crowdspring.co/1g18f4s

Exploring the Series B Crunch - crowdspring.co/1gTQuYS

Negotiating Tips for People Who HATE Negotiating - crowdspring.co/1mZymNH

5 Bad Excuses Not To Start a Business | Entrepreneurship Compass - crowdspring.co/PUUAFR

SaaS Pricing: 3 Rules for Effectively Using Discounts - crowdspring.co/1knI2Es

The decline of the mobile web - crowdspring.co/1lIlKL4

Cash Piles, Paranoia Fuel Tech Giants’ Buying Binge - crowdspring.co/1gKTw1y

Remaking Open Offices So Introverts Don’t Hate Them | Co.Exist - crowdspring.co/1lLo46l

Why the Best Entrepreneurs and Creators are Humble | The Next Web - crowdspring.co/1e9b5t3

The startup explosion | The Economist - crowdspring.co/1gTSjVC

How to Make Better Reference Calls - crowdspring.co/1e9bls4

While struggling to build companies, some founders also quietly battle depression | BetaBoston – crowdspring.co/1mUNP1y

Benchmarking Box’s S-1: How 7 Key SaaS Metrics Stack Up | by Thomas Tunguz - crowdspring.co/1dysrz8

Good insight from @benedictevans about the TV industry - crowdspring.co/1lzf4RO

How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago Today - crowdspring.co/1hmrR2j

How Sleep Deprivation Drives The High Failure Rates of Tech Startups | Forbes - crowdspring.co/1e8AHAF

The Virtual Genius of Oculus Rift - crowdspring.co/1e8Acqg

socialmediablog

“Real Time” in Display Advertising Doesn’t Really Mean Real Time - crowdspring.co/1hyAnvG

Good reminder from Seth Godin that in social media, what matters is to matter - crowdspring.co/1gnu0ee

Study: Expert Content 83% More Effective Lifting Purchase Considerations Than User Reviews – crowdspring.co/1e8zfyc

Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inks Profit-Sharing Deal with Razorfish | Advertising Age – crowdspring.co/1hmm2C4

designblog

20 Most Creative Product Packaging Designs - crowdspring.co/1mqyhFi

Free Fonts for Free Download | Graphic Design Junction - crowdspring.co/1giJLaD

Free Download: 150 Simple Outlined Icons - crowdspring.co/1giH8po

11 Amazing Tattoo Designs From 1870 To Today | Co.Design - crowdspring.co/1faPz1z

Design Principles: Visual Perception And The Principles Of Gestalt | Smashing Magazine – crowdspring.co/1gKX6bY

3 Secret Steps To Dramatically Improve Your Freelance Lifestyle - crowdspring.co/1e8Havx

15 Exquisite Redesigns Of Everyday Objects | Co.Design - crowdspring.co/1gKYL1j

180 Free Science Icons - crowdspring.co/1e9jxsf

100+ Easy character design tutorials in illustrator - crowdspring.co/1e9jUmw

6 Tools to Help you Optimize your Images - crowdspring.co/1mZlUxC

30 Free iMac Mockup PSD Designs | InstantShift - crowdspring.co/1e8IEFZ

Fresh Resources for Designers and Developers – April 2014 - crowdspring.co/1mZn6kw

24 Creative and Cool Office Supplies | InstantShift - crowdspring.co/1lNVb9I

Bottom-Up Visual Perception: What Saccadic Eye Movements Suggest For Designers | Vanseo Design – crowdspring.co/1e8Hp9S

Content-out Layout: the Resources - crowdspring.co/1e8HhXV

20 impactful package designs that teach us about effective UX | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/1mZnnE3

How to Colorize a Black and White Photo – Tuts+ crowdspring.co/1g1cP2z

How many shares are in a startup company | Business Insider - crowdspring.co/1g1b2uo

Top 20 Best Fonts Every Designer Should Have - crowdspring.co/1gKXMOE

28 Creative Calendar Design Ideas | InstantShift - crowdspring.co/1e8IUVs

45 Fresh Icon Designs For Inspiration - crowdspring.co/1e8JcLX

Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create an Old Style Telephone | InstantShift - crowdspring.co/1e8HxpW

3 Flat Design Video Tutorials to Change Your Design Style | 1stwebdesigner - crowdspring.co/1gKYQSL

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Design | Fast Company - crowdspring.co/1gKYETm

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

Plants and Trees in Logo Design – 20 Creative Examples - crowdspring.co/1faQBdU

Logo Design: More Triangles | Abduzeedo - crowdspring.co/1e8J1k2

Dressed Up Logos – 25 Superb Examples | [Re]crowdspring.co/1gKYfAn - crowdspring.co/1gKYdsb

Free Fonts for Free Download | Graphic Design Junction - crowdspring.co/1giJLaD

Top 20 Best Fonts Every Designer Should Have - crowdspring.co/1gKXMOE

20 Creative Negative Space Logo Designs - crowdspring.co/1lNUtJx

25 Rockin’ Rocket Logos | [Re]crowdspring.co/1lNUUDJ - crowdspring.co/1lNUWLN

webdesignblog

Infinite Scrolling or Good Old Pagination? Myths, Best Practices, SEO & Usability Tips – crowdspring.co/1kY1LHR

Showcase of Useful Bootstrap Tools For Web Developers - crowdspring.co/1kY1Qey

20 yummy sites that will make your mouth water | Design Reviver - crowdspring.co/1gKYX0q

10 Best CSS Graph Tutorials | [Re]crowdspring.co/1mZnijM - crowdspring.co/1mZniAb

Fresh Resources for Designers and Developers – April 2014 - crowdspring.co/1mZn6kw

12 elegant new responsive websites for design inspiration | Econsultancy - crowdspring.co/1lNVrpo

6 Tools to Help you Optimize your Images - crowdspring.co/1mZlUxC

Minimal Form Interface | Codrops - crowdspring.co/1mZmStN

6 Common Favicon Design Mistakes - crowdspring.co/1g1cIUy

15 Web Apps for Web Designers - crowdspring.co/1lNUFst

Usability Tip: One Main Call-to-Action Item Per Task | UX Magazine - crowdspring.co/1e8JLpf

20 Tasty Website Designs from the Food Industry - crowdspring.co/1mZm87X

15 Web Apps for Web Designers - crowdspring.co/1lNUFst

Textures to improve Webdesign - crowdspring.co/1mZlozM

30 Warm Examples of Yellow Website Layouts | SpyreStudios - crowdspring.co/1g1cKMh

60 Fresh Creative One Page Website Designs | InstantShift - crowdspring.co/1g1cEEz

45 Fresh Icon Designs For Inspiration - crowdspring.co/1e8JcLX

15 delicious examples of card-based web design | Econsultancy - crowdspring.co/1g1cwEM

Big Background Images And Strong Typography In Web Design - crowdspring.co/1e8HHNW

20 Beautiful Web Designs that emphasize Blue color | Design You Trust - crowdspring.co/1e8IazJ

Flexible Grid Tools for Responsive Websites - crowdspring.co/1e8JxOJ

14 Examples of Websites That Use Web Tableaus - crowdspring.co/1gKYbkb

Top 5 Design Tools for Wireframing - crowdspring.co/1gKXYxk

List Beats Grid: Linear Feeds Perform Two to Three Times Better Than Grids - crowdspring.co/1g18FI0

20 Newest High-Quality Free PSD Icon Packs - crowdspring.co/1gKXQxW

Roundup of the Best Free Icon Fonts for Web Design - crowdspring.co/1gKXFCB

180 Free Science Icons - crowdspring.co/1e9jxsf

33 Freebie PSDs for Website Menus and Navigation Bars | SpyreStudios - crowdspring.co/1gKXA1O

25 High Quality Web Elements PSD Templates - crowdspring.co/1faQSO5

Web Design Inspiration: 15 Examples Of Beautiful Shadow Usage  – crowdspring.co/1e8JQZX

Bottom-Up Visual Perception: What Saccadic Eye Movements Suggest For Designers | Vanseo Design – crowdspring.co/1e8Hp9S

30 Free iMac Mockup PSD Designs | InstantShift - crowdspring.co/1e8IEFZ

Leveraging Eye Tracking to Create an Engaging User Experience | UX Magazine - crowdspring.co/1e8IjmD

11 Impressive Service & App Websites - crowdspring.co/1e8HsCt

Content-out Layout: the Resources - crowdspring.co/1e8HhXV

50 essential freebies for web designers, April 2014 | Webdesigner Depot - crowdspring.co/1e8Jnak

Be Inspired with These Bold Colored Websites | 1stwebdesigner - crowdspring.co/1gKXJSY

mobiledesignblog

Essential design tips for the mobile web | Webdesigner Depot - crowdspring.co/1e8IRZJ

Three tips for perfecting the mobile customer experience | Econsultancy - crowdspring.co/1gKY6ge

otherblog

37 Pictures That Prove Australia Is The Craziest - crowdspring.co/1i0yWGS

Everything’s Better With GIFs, Especially Classic Movie Posters | Co.Design - crowdspring.co/1e8INcr

The Guardian writes about WondeRing, a smart ring that controls your world (a crowdSPRING product design project) - crowdspring.co/1g1a4hK

Why homeopathy is nonsense | The Economist - crowdspring.co/1e9g5Ou

“by 2060 the number of Japanese will have fallen from 127m to about 87m, of whom almost 40% will be 65 or older.” - crowdspring.co/1hmqTmI

Chicago Rush Hour, 1909 – pic.twitter.com/JJP7AwhMzv

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