When it comes to the world of business, one concept that remains unbeaten is that you must have a unique selling proposition. That makes you stand out from the crowd. Another simple concept that can drive your business to success is branding.
The first concept of having a unique selling proposition is straight forward. If your company doesn’t have something unique which separates it from the competition, then your not going to survive for a long time.
The second concept of branding is a little more tricky and involves creating more awareness about your company through the use of a brand name, such as Coca Cola and even more important a logo to represent your company.
Business logos are very important when it comes to branding, and I can’t stress that enough. If you want more people to know about your company, what better way is there than to have an attractive logo that portrays your company? Most of the successful brands found in the markets today, succeeded mainly due to a logo that creates a lasting impression in peoples minds.
Nike, Puma and Adidas are among the most popular sports brands in the world today. The reason again is that well crafted, little logo such as a tick used by Nike which caught on really well with the consumers. Now every time you think of a sports brand, the first thing that comes to mind is one of the three above mentioned brands.
Coca Cola is another successful example. The mere mentioning of the word soft drink, triggers the minds of most people to remember that over advertised Coca Cola logo. That is how powerful logos are, and not just any logos, well designed logos, which expose the company in some way into the minds of people. This brings up the second point; who do you hire and, how much do you pay?
That’s a trick question, and it really all depends on two main factors which are:
1- Your budget
2- The level of success your willing to take your business to
First of all analyze your budget. Know how much you can spend on an expert to design you a logo. You don’t want to overspend and end up with no money to market and advertise your business. What you want is to grow your business. And getting a catchy logo designed by a professional is the thing you need to consider once your business is profitable and should come as a way to further grow your business brand.
The second point, which is, the level of success you are willing to take your business to, should be planned as part of your initial business plan. So ideally, if you want to grow your business and your brand, then you must be aware about this.
Once you have determined where your business is headed to, then you must know the right person to hire. Again do this accordingly to your set budget. A few points to keep in mind are:
– Cheaper doesn’t necessarily mean better
– You must be able to communicate with the designer
– You must be able to connect with the designer so that you get the result you want
– Check the previous portfolio of work done by the designer (this alone can separate the professionals from the beginners)
– Make sure the designer you hire is creative and original with ideas, without you having to dictate everything.
So choose an appropriate designer with a good reputation rather, pay well and always remember, you get what you pay for.
Julia Raven specializes in writing articles about logo design, graphic design and business outsourcing.