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Posted on : December 03, 2008
The Business Owner’s Guide to Creating a Unique Logo
Everyone wants a great logo design that is memorable, recognizable, and reflective of their brand. But often, people forget that their logo has to be unique too. Sure, the Apple logo is iconic and instantly recognizable. But when companies want a logo that looks just like the Apple logo, they misunderstand the goal of effective branding. […] ...»

6 Ways User Interface and User Experience Design Can Help Your Business
A smooth, visually appealing experience with your business’s website or mobile app is an important element in creating happy, loyal customers. Big businesses may have an advantage because of their existing brand awareness and their larger marketing budgets, but that doesn't mean small businesses and startups can't compete with them. In some ways, smaller companies […] ...»

Twitter Link Roundup #302 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!
Einstein. Leonardo. Curie. The earth is occasionally graced with a mind so brilliant, all the rest of us can do is appreciate their unparalleled gifts to the world. Science offers us clues as to how a genius is born, but the truth is, we still don’t completely understand how those extraordinary brains were created. National […] ...»

5 Famous Introverted Leaders And What You Can Learn From Them
Most people imagine a successful leader as fast-acting and larger-than-life. In other words, an extrovert. Our Western culture naturally assumes that leaders must be extroverted “men of action.” But why? Marti Olsen Laney, doctor of psychology and author of The Introvert Advantage reports that 75% of the world’s population is extroverted. So, the odds are […] ...»

Famous Logos And What Your Business Can Learn From Them
Every company wants to be popular and for its logo to be instantly recognizable and famous. In fact, some entrepreneurs think that companies become famous because they have great logos. That’s only partially correct. For example, Nike, McDonald’s, and Coca-Cola have instantly recognizable and famous logos but each has spent hundreds of millions (if not billions) […] ...»

5 Successful Rebrands And What You Can Learn From Them
A brand is more than the company name and logo, but a strong brand starts with a great name and logo design. As we previously explained: A brand is the sum total of the experience your prospects and customers have with your company. A strong brand communicates what your company does, how it does it, and […] ...»

7 Proven Ways to Improve Customer Service
In most situations, a customer’s only direct human contact with a company is through the company’s customer service team. Usually, the customer isn’t happy about something and needs help. As a result, whether you run a Fortune 100 company or a small business, it's critical to have great customer service people on your team. With increasing […] ...»

Twitter Link Roundup #301 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!
As emoji have become more popular, they have impacted our culture’s psychology and language. Thousands of year ago, people communicated solely through symbols. Will this happen again in our future? What do the way we see and use emoji say about us, individually and as a society? The Emoji Ligature Rorschach test might reveal something about […] ...»

Fresh from the SPRING: Janisa
When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we recognize a gem submitted in this logo project: The challenge of this project was to create a captivating logo for a honey wine. We raise a toast to this bee design. Let us start the slow […] ...»

7 Ways Your Small Business Can Market Better on Social Media
Social Media is often touted as a fix-all marketing wonder channel. And, with its ease of use, there’s no excuse for businesses not to at least experiment with that channel. Justin Sachs of the Young Entrepreneur Council points out: One of the best features social media marketing has for businesses today is its low barrier to […] ...»

4 Major Rebranding Failures And What You Can Learn From Them
A brand is more than the company name and logo, but a strong brand starts with a great name and logo. If you have decided that it's time to refresh your brand, keep in mind that giving customers something new does not always mean they will love it. When done properly, a rebranding effort can […] ...»

Why A Good Logo Is Essential To Your Business
We’ve all heard the advice: invest in your logo. And while it may seem obvious to some why it’s important to invest in a well-designed logo, many entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t really understand why logos are so important. In the simplest of terms, a logo is a design, icon, or mark that identifies […] ...»

Twitter Link Roundup #300 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!
Elon Musk may be the greatest entrepreneur of our generation. Sure, there are other phenomenal entrepreneurs, including Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, among others. But Musk has faced enormous challenges and risks in trying to move humanity forward in a number of important areas, including space exploration, green energy, artificial intelligence, […] ...»



Fresh from the SPRING: horus
When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we recognize a gem submitted in this logo project: The challenge of this project was to create a logo design that combines image and text for a wood products company. Let us start the slow clap for horus. […] ...»

5 Tips for Starting a Successful Clothing Brand
Many people want to start a clothing brand. After all, how difficult could it be? The truth is that successful clothing brands become successful in part because they’re created by people who are passionate about clothing. But, a clothing brand needs more than just exquisite design to create a lasting business. It needs all the […] ...»

10 Best Apps For Small Business Owners
Life would be easier if you could run your business from wherever you are. Running your entire business from your phone without compromising on features or ease of use seems like an impossibility. However, in an increasingly fast-paced business culture, few successful business owners can operate their businesses while tethered to their office desk. Many […] ...»

Twitter Link Roundup #299 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!
As citizens of the planet, I think it’s our job to be kind to each other as often as possible. I came across this story on tiny kindnesses, and I think it’s a great reminder that being kind doesn’t have to be a huge gesture. Kindness is not always a difficult or profound choice: Often, […] ...»



Fresh from the SPRING: AuraDesignStudio
When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we recognize a gem submitted in this logo project: The challenge of this project was to create  a magical Steampunk style logo for a comic book series that follows the adventures of an autistic boy and his older […] ...»

Grow Your Small Business with Consistent Branding
Every company has a brand. This is true for your company whether you’ve made a single conscious branding decision or not. And that’s why it’s vitally important to make conscious, consistent branding choices. The decisions left unmade, and a brand left untended may hurt your business. As we previously explained: A brand is the sum total of […] ...»

5 Hot Logo Design Trends That Can Improve Startup And Small Business Brands
It’s no surprise that business owners want their company’s logo to be memorable. They want their brand to stand out, be recognizable, and for their logo to convey the personality and purpose of their company. As we wrote previously: Brand awareness reflects the degree to which customers or potential customers can recognize or recall a […] ...»

Twitter Link Roundup #298 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!
Getting ready to head on a summer trip? Paulo Coelho has 9 great tips to make yours a meaningful one. It’s easy to get lost, so to speak, in a long list of must-sees and to-dos when you take a vacation. Try taking some of Mr. Coelho’s suggestions so you can make your experience an […] ...»

Fresh from the SPRING: IM3D
When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we recognize a gem submitted in this logo project: The challenge of this project was to create a unique retro logo for a stable. They wanted a horse design that was more abstract and different from the norm. […] ...»

How Emotional Intelligence Can Make You a Better Leader
A leader has a difficult but important job: leading a team of unique individuals to follow a single vision and to motivate them to work collaboratively toward a common goal. Not all leaders can do this effectively. Why do some leaders succeed while others fail? Although there are some exceptions, most great leaders succeed […] ...»

5 Ways Your Business Can Improve Its Brand on Instagram
Branding. That buzzword has taken design, marketing, and startup blogs by storm and has put pressure on companies of all sizes to create the "perfect image". In an increasingly competitive and noisy market, companies are more pressed than ever to carefully curate and create a recognizable identity – whether online or in the real world. […] ...»

Reliable Strategies To Help Your Business Handle a PR Crisis
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. " Winston Churchill If you run a business – even a small one – you are regularly communicating with the public. Most of the time, the communications […] ...»