The Startup Struggle
When speaking about starting a business Guy Kawasaki, co-founder of Alltop, said:
“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”
I believe this is the problem all entrepreneurs face, no matter what type of business they are starting. A coffee shop, Cake bakery, pet shop, or your own martial art club. all start from great ideas or passionate people. But organizing everything to get started, let alone budgeting for it, is an uphill battle. If it were so easy to start a business, everyone would be doing it.
So most business owners are cut from a different cloth than the rest of society. Undaunted by the difficulties, they push through until their ideas are realized. They are self-motivated. They push the boundaries in order to succeed. That’s why, as a graphic designer, I hate to see great businesses fail because they can’t draw audiences with a poorly designed logo.
Small Business Logo
For all your hard work, sweat, and tears, you want a logo design that will speak for your business. Represent your passion, pride, and product. For a long time the only options were your neighbor’s cousin, who was going to art school, or a high-priced, big city design firm. As the internet has grown leaps and bounds in the past twenty years, new opportunities have emerged. One of those opportunities has been connecting professional graphic designers with businesses needing an affordable option.
At 48hourslogo, we understand the budget constraints of small businesses. That doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t look good or that they sell an inferior product. Everyone starts somewhere. So we have gathered an elite group of professional designers from many different cultures and backgrounds, who are ready to work with you.
Inexpensive Logo Design
As a small business or entrepreneur, you can start a project at 48HoursLogo.com. After filling out a Project Brief as thoroughly as you like, our Design Community is able to submit their original logo ideas to you for consideration. I know what you may be thinking, “I’ve seen websites like this before, what makes you guys so special?”
Well, I’m glad you asked.
First of all, our most affordable contest option is priced at $99. It can be set for as little as forty-eight hours (wink wink), or ended early if you find the perfect design. Plus, we are so confident in the skill of our Design Community, you can start a contest for just $29, allowing you to see what kind of submissions will come in before you finish paying. Of course if you set a higher prize amount you can expect your project to get more attention.
Furthermore, We take advantage of of “the crowd” using crowdsourcing. What we do different is that your initial Qualifying Stage, when designers make their submissions, is 100% blind to the designers. What this does is ensure a higher quality of logo design for you to consider. You don’t have to fear a couple of initial designs (be it good or bad) and a hundred variations of it from inexperienced designers.
Small business logo, Looking Good
Here are some examples of small businesses who have recently completed logo projects with 48HoursLogo.com.
Tua Bistro | by Yonk
This high end restaurant focuses on international foods. Styled after a modern bistro, the food is simple and elegant. The design features a beautiful script font. Notice the vintage style shading on the spoon and fork, giving the logo a very classy touch.
Rock Salt Today | by gizart
A nationwide supplier of deicing industrial salt, Rock Salt Today spices things up with this powerful logo design. The tagline “The Ice Stops Here” creates a sense of road protection within the company. The wolf is a strong image of an animal able to survive in icy conditions.
Biereport | by DezignLogic
An importer of beer, the client wanted a classier touch with this logo design. They requested the particular beer glass style, along with idea of pouring in the logo. Use of a serifed font adds elegance to the logo. The purple, green, and yellow allude to royalty and sophistication.
Blush Me | by Coolwanz
Blush Me is a make-up artist who was looking for a something different than the typical “make-up” artist logo. Her clientele is 99% female. She wanted a strong, timeless design that could include monograms or symbols. The “B” and “M” intertwine beautifully in this crest, set atop a bold and colorful oval pattern.
Speech Therapy Seattle | by prodesign
A private speech therapy practice in Seattle, Washington, STS works with adults who have suffered strokes or neurological diseases like Parkinson’s Disease. Their passion is one on one work, keeping high standards, and improving the quality of live for their patients. The addition of the hand under the circle really pushes the idea of the gentle care given.
Let’s Get Started
Starting a small business will have its difficulties. Expensive logo design doesn’t have to be one of them. When you start a project through 48HoursLogo.com, you will be connected with professional logo designers. We have affordable options that will get you the most bang for your buck.
Take the money you save from a professional logo design with us, and put it back into your business to make sure you can start strong. You want to make a big impression with your business, start off right with an affordable, professionally designed logo that will draw your customers attention and peak the interest of passerby’s.
Does your small business logo need an update?
How have you overcome a shoestring budget?
Let me know in the comments!
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