Building a Strong Brand Identity: The Key to Small Business Branding Success

If you want your business to succeed, one of the things you need to take seriously is branding. Your company’s unique identity is what sets it apart from everyone else, a representation of your story and goals to your customers. Take Dunkin Donuts’ latest rebranding, for instance — dropping the word “Donuts” from their name. This is their effort to show their vision of becoming the “store of the future.” As a customer, you will not go to Dunkin just for their donuts anymore, but for their coffee, sandwiches, and shakes as well.

As a small business, your job to create the kind of identity that differentiates you from everyone else may be challenging.…

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5 Tips for Designing a Killer Logo

It’s funny how important a seemingly simple little thing like a logo is. Your logo is the first thing people see. They form an instant impression when they see that graphic. Unless you’re in the business of laughter, you don’t want people to take one look at your logo and burst out laughing. You also don’t want them to raise their eyebrows and smirk.

Unfortunately, logo fails happen all too often. In fact, even large corporations that pay graphic artists big bucks find themselves in logo limbo sometimes. Remember the furor over the Gap logo change in 2010? If you’re thinking about creating a logo for a new product line or you’re a startup that needs a logo, try these five tips for a killer design.…

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