Twitter Link Roundup #163 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross Kimbarovsky | January 25th, 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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How To Avoid Disaster In Your Small Business Digital Marketing Efforts –

10 Ways to Measure Your Competition –

The Work/Home Möbius Strip | crowdSPRING Blog –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: TripBucket –

Never Say Die: Finding Small Business Success in Tough Times –

SMB Marketing in 2013: 68% of small businesses to increase marketing budget | MarketingSherpa Blog –

Maples’ Law: A million ways your startup can die and only one unsatisfying way to make sure it lives –

Startup Business Development 101 | A VC –

Does It Pay to Become an Entrepreneur? | Forbes –

The Ideation Switch –

The Work/Home Möbius Strip | crowdSPRING Blog –

Market Size: Is Your Market Really As Big As You Think? | OpenView –

Why You Should Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up –

10 Ways to Measure Your Competition –

How One Startup Grew a $100M Business Without Spending Venture Capital | Forbes –

5 Rules for Designing Like Apple | ZURB –

4 Tips for Overcoming the Top Challenge Young Entrepreneurs Face –

A brilliant look at Google’s HR policies –

VCs to avoid taking money from –

The difference between being a founder and a hired CEO –

What Startups Can Learn From Netflix | KISSmetrics Blog –

Valuable Lessons Learned In The First Year As A Startup CEO | Business Insider –

Who owns your UX philosophy? | VentureBeat –

The paradox of how bugs and downtime can be a good thing –

A Post Startup Execs Should Forward to Your Spouse or Partner. 12 Tips for Making it Work –

What it’s Really Like Working with Steve Jobs –

Why you need more margin in your life –

Coworking builds productive communities | GigaOM Pro –

Productivity is Hard –

Forrester: U.S. Mobile Payments Market Predicted To Reach $90B By 2017, Up From $12.8B In 2012 | TechCrunch –

Be Focused, Not Myopic | WSJ –

Chicago venture picture better than U.S. in Q4 –

Required reading for startup founders – 

“How to Get Hired When You Are Just Starting Out” –

Tons of great insight from @randfish about inbound marketing and SEO in this AMA –

Why Advertising Agencies Must Disrupt Themselves –

Five of Steve Jobs’s Biggest Mistakes | Peter Sims-Harvard Business Review –

Crowdsourcing: The Future of Advertising? | Business 2 Community –

5 Habits of Unsuccessful Brands in Digital | Digiday –

12 big brands & celebrities that crowdsourced in 2012 | The Next Web –

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy | Forbes –

Solving Problems The Square Way | Fast Company –

Tons of great insight from @randfish about inbound marketing and SEO in this AMA –

Google’s CPC Drop Bottoms Out? | Marketing Land –

Most professional entity slogans are generic puff pieces. Agencies are no different … Agency Wank –

Amazon Set To Sell Advertisers On Its Customer Purchasing Data –

The pitfalls of liking a page on Facebook –

Facebook Is No Longer Flat: On Graph Search | John Battelle’s Search Blog –

A Marketer’s Defense of Facebook EdgeRank | PostRocket Blog –

Crowdsourcing rules for Super Bowl ads –

SMB Marketing in 2013: 68% of small businesses to increase marketing budget | MarketingSherpa Blog –

Up Close With Facebook Graph Search | Search Engine Land –

133 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials Created in 2012 –

25 Creative Postcard Designs for Inspiration | 92pixels –

Typography in Business Card Design | lovelydsgn –

Understanding The Difference Between Type And Lettering | Smashing Magazine –

Modern Package Design Examples –

60 Must Have Free Photoshop Brushes –

13 Awesome and Inspirational Brochure Designs –

26 Inspiring Business Cards Design –

20 Creative Examples of Print Design –

40 Well Designed Free Social Networking Icons –

50 Examples of Business Cards for Inspiration | Splashnology –

Best Free Icons and Fonts for Web Design | You The Designer –

60 Gorgeous And Creative Free Fonts For Designers –

28 Shots of Creative Product Packaging Design –

Collection of Awesome Brochure Designs for Inspiration | Crazy Pixels –

25 Great Decorative Brushes For Photoshop | Top Design Magazine –

35+ Stunning Photoshop Fractal Brush Sets –

15 Fresh Free Fonts for Creative Professionals –

Showcase Of Creative Packaging Design Inspiration –

Best Book Covers Of 2012 For Inspiration –

10 Creative Business Card Design –

Great look at Eames designs and the history behind them –

20 Beautifully Creative Business Cards –

Best Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials of 2012 | Splashnology –

20 Beautiful Blue Business Cards Designs | NaughtyDesigner –

Brochure Designs 2013 | Graphic Design Junction –

24 Fresh Business Card Designs for Your Inspiration –

30 new and creative business cards –

Great Black Package Design | Abduzeedo –

Why You Should Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up –

5 Rules for Designing Like Apple | ZURB –

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) –

15 Fresh Free Fonts for Creative Professionals –

Piracy at Sea: 25 Visionary Pirate Logo Design Ideas –

40 Fresh Logo Designs, Logos for Inspiration –

60 Gorgeous And Creative Free Fonts For Designers –

Web Design: 20 Hottest Trends To Watch Out For in 2013 –

40+ Free and Fresh jQuery Plugins and Tutorials –

30 Examples of Retro Web Design –

20+ inspirational fixed website navigations –

44 Exhilarating Dark-Themed Website Designs –

25 Examples of Brilliant Responsive Web Design –

Creating an Effective Coming Soon Page | CollegeGFX –

38 Minimalist Layouts Utilizing Excellent Whitespace –

41 Examples of Sketches and Drawings in Website Layouts | SpyreStudios –

200+ Free Icon Font For Web Apps and Interface Designing –

The Next Step in the Evolution of Responsive Web Design: Responsivity Analysis | Speckyboy –

30 Classy Examples of Retro And Vintage Web Design –

100 Fantastic Websites with Full Size Image Background You Should See | Crazy Pixels –

Mobile UI Design Inspiration: Charts And Graphs –

2013 Design Trends for Dark Themed Websites | Abduzeedo –

Web Design Trend: Single-Page Websites that Work | Queness –

40 Well Designed Free Social Networking Icons –

User Interface Design Kits Best Of 2012 | Graphic Design Junction –

Interesting insight about stress and how presidents age so quickly | The Washington Post –

Samsung’s predicament –

Google Revenues: $14.4 Billion In Q4, Over $50 Billion In 2012 –

Samsung’s road to global domination | Fortune Tech –

Most clinical research feels like gambling … Is drinking extra water good for your skin? –

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 sharing this list. It saves a lot of time having a well collated list on web design topics.

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