Twitter Link Roundup #75 – 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 to the left shows bugs on a stick – and is one of many unusual street foods sold around the world. Some fascinating street food from around the world – as well as a peek at the diets of people around the world, are in the Other section below.

How To Get The Best Merchant Account For Your Small Business –

10 Essential Online Resources for Preparing Your Small Business Taxes –

Small business and startup issues: net neutrality and H.R. 1 –

35 Gut Checks When Founding Your First Company –

crowdSPRING Small Business Spotlight of the Week: LLWorldTour –

10 Questions VCs Will Ask and What They Mean –

35 Gut Checks When Founding Your First Company –

Business Development for Early Stage Startups –

Some good suggestions on ways you can validate or invalidate your startup ideas –

You can’t innovate if you’re focused on the present –

Is this the start of the second dotcom bubble? –

How To Get The Best Merchant Account For Your Small Business –

Site Speed – Are You Fast? Does it Matter? –

How to hire a programmer when you’re not a programmer –

Simply being *usable* is enough to make a product truly remarkable –

Chicago Entrepreneurism: Four Ingredients To Help Your Business – And This City – Dominate –

Interesting story about how organic growth caused a startup to focus on a foreign market –

Small business and startup issues: net neutrality and H.R. 1 –

Crowd funding offers entrepreneurs a shot at financing their dream –

Building A Disruption-Proof Business –

90+ creative advertising & design from January-February 2011 –

“It’ll never work”: a collection of failed predictions –

The best free social media tracking tools you should know about –

Good read about why Facebook marketing rarely works –

45+ Awesome Job Recruitment Ads –

New, improved Google Social Search squeezes out SEO –

Good example a collaborative consumption platform –

Creative And Smart Ideas of Advertising For Inspirations –

8 Tested Guidelines for Creative Advertising –

How to Handle Difficult Clients: tips for freelancers –

Beer Labels – the Unexpected Art Medium –

Common Design Styles Used in Album Artwork –

30 of the Best Font Foundries –

Five and a Half Habits of Highly Effective Designers –

Examining The Design Process: Clichés and Idea Generation –

The password reset experience –

The Art of Saying “No” –

Ultimate Collection of Free Photoshop Layer Styles –

30 Inherently Useful Tools for Freelancers –

Mind Blowing Character Designs And Tutorials –

12 Questions: Meet Mon Paningbatan (Philippines) –

25+ Advanced Photoshop Video Tutorials –

Internet Package Design –

44 Best Tri Fold Brochure Templates –

How To Organize Your Design Ideas –

6 Photoshop Time Savers for Web Designers –

45+ Awesome Job Recruitment Ads –

Creative And Smart Ideas of Advertising For Inspirations –

A collection of 40 typography tutorials to help improve your skills –

Don’t Take Rejection Personally –

Graphic Design Examples Worldwide: How Nationality Reflects In Artworks –

All About BIG and BOLD Typography: Tips and Inspiration –

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) –

35 Attention Grasping Multicolor Logo Designs –

30 of the Best Font Foundries –

Rock Solid Website Layout Examples –

30 Clever Examples Of Website Introduction –

Introduction to Web Typography –

10 Useful Tools For Cross-Browser Compatibility Check –

CSS: Innovative Techniques and Practical Solutions –

Web Design Trends: Don’t be a sheep. Do your job right –

Pretty cool About Page –

Minimalistic Designs of Consumer Products –

Street food from around the world –

emPower: The World’s First Electronic Focusing Eyeglasses –

Amazon Prime Now Includes Streaming Videos On Demand –

‘Free’ movies? — What you can learn from Amazon’s brilliant move to the future –

Good points by @dhh about the end of the IT department –

The iPad smackdown — 80 to 100 new tablets are coming from competitors –

Half of Detroit’s public schools being shut down? –

BlockBuster puts itself up for sale –

Excellent essay arguing that praising kids for working hard rather than being smart is MUCH better –

Around the World in 80 Diets – eye-opening look at what the world eats puts privilege in perspective

Skiing waves –

Solowheel, if your Segway is just too big for the trunk –

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