Twitter Link Roundup #74 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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 is a map of the world by the alphabet used in each country on the map. You’ll find a link to the large version of the map in the Design section below.

Small Biz 101: Tips, Resources on Crowd Sourcing –

Saying “No” To Customers Can Save Your Company –

How small businesses and startups should deal with difficult customers –

crowdSPRING Aims To Change How Businesses Large & Small Buy Creative Services (Business Insider) –

How small businesses and startups should deal with difficult customers –

Saying “No” To Customers Can Save Your Company –

One of the best essays on recruiting a high performing team for your startup –

Difficult is good (about working with “difficult” entrepreneurs) –

Avoid Decision by Indecision –

Startups in stealth mode need one piece of advice –

“The median net return to VC fund investors has not been positive for any vintage year since 1998” –

Seed Stage Valuation Guide –

Good summary of #EntUngpluggd event (by @yongshuling) –

Interesting perspective on company culture & office space (comparing zappos and 37signals offices) –

Good story by @JonCrawford about getting kicked out of Y Combinator & raising $1.5 million for Storenvy –

Huffington Post thinks the Midwest may be the next Silicon Valley –

Remarkable valuation for Zynga – but their profits might actually justify it –

The Uneconomics Of Participation: Why Does Robert Write? –

Apple’s 30% subscription policy looks rough for publishers. Is Apple a bit too greedy? –

Interesting to watch Google’s approach to its digital distribution model – compared to Apple’s –

The Calvin & Hobbes Super-Stupendous Guide to Design –

Dear Designer, You Aren’t That Special –

A map of the world by alphabet. Truly fantastic. Can you name all of the scripts? –

Effective Color Palette and Color Scheme Generators –

25 Creative and Challenging Vector Poster Design Tutorials –

New Collection of Must-Have Paper Textures –

75+ Real Creative Movie Posters –

How to Design a Professional PowerPoint Presentation –

30 Great Popular Free Fonts –

13 Tips on Designing Awesome Stickers That Sell More Products –

Typography and Text Effects Photoshop Tutorials –

Remarkable Résumé Designs –

Educational Resources for Studying Graphic Design –

How to Design Unique Business Cards –

Understanding Swiss Style Graphic Design –

Clever Food Packaging for Your Inspiration –

Useful Typography Tips For Adobe Illustrator –

40 Vintage ‘Bad Girl’ Movie Posters –

105 Best Annual Report Design Inspiration –

What is Copywriting and How is it Important for a Designer? –

10 usability tips based on research studies –

Good post on the importance of immediate feedback and user experience –

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

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

30 Great Popular Free Fonts –

Behind the SwissAir Logo –

Super Creative Logos – (Part ll) Symbolic & Iconic Logos –

40 Brilliant Examples of Sketched UI Wireframes and Mock-Ups –

30 Beautiful Nature Inspired Web Designs –

Landing Page Best Practices: the definitive guide (with infographics) –

17 Ways to Simplify ‘Sign Up’ —

The Freedom of Fast Iterations: How Netflix Designs a Winning Web Site –

Common Web Design Mistakes People Keep Making –

CSS: Innovative Techniques and Practical Solutions –

100 + Must Have Cheat Sheets & Quick References For Web Designers & Developers –

Landing Pages Design Tips and Examples –

Spanish Design Student Creates Sleek New Spotify Gadget –

Bottle Packaging Designs –

Good look by the NYT at how Pixar makes animated movies –

Masked Vigilantes, Punk Rock, Customer Service & Why Apples Turn Brown –

Advances in robotics truly are amazing –

SlideShare gives GoToMeeting competition with new browser-based broadcasts –

DARPA Crowd-Sourcing Combat Vehicle Design with Local Motors –

When Factories Vanish, So Can Innovators

Why China should fear the Egyptian revolution –

A little tease from @benkunz about fantastic 4G speeds – but it’s YEARS away –

Archie Comics Go Digital With –

Good look at the Harley ad campaign crowdsourced through @VictorsnSpoils

World’s total CPU power: one human brain –

Inside look at the iPhone 5 and 6. As if you cared about such things –

Borders is dead (it just hasn’t fully accepted their fate yet) –

Did we really need one more new way to text while driving? –

Fascinating look at what different types of people keep in their refrigerators –

Brilliant –> Bohemian Rhapsody, 1 guy, Four Violins –

Where the name of every country comes from –

Jaw-dropping slow-motion footage shot at 2,564 fps –

Funny Minimalist Movie Posters –

Reel Wisdom: Lessons from 40 Films in 7 Minutes –

30 Examples of Commercial Photoshop Disasters –

Tweet of the day (Brandflakes) –

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