35 awesome gift ideas for entrepreneurs

35 awesome gift ideas for entrepreneurs

This holiday season, we know your favorite entrepreneur is probably too busy brainstorming their next genius idea to send you their holiday wish list. That’s why we reached out to some of our savviest friends –  like Tim Ferriss, James Altucher, and Lisa Sugar – to find you the latest and greatest gift ideas. Even…

How to design a Snapchat filter that works for your business

How to design a Snapchat filter that works for your business

Snapchat Geofilters—otherwise known as those decorative location-based overlays that appear when you swipe right after taking a photo—are a great way to promote an event or new product, or just spread general brand awareness. Snapchat offers brands the capability to purchase their own on-demand Geofilters for an extremely low cost. Being that the on-demand Geofilter…

How to create a brand style guide

How to create a brand style guide

A brand style guide takes the heart and soul of your brand—your mission, vision and values—and translates it into design. It also tells everyone exactly how to communicate your brand. So how do you create one? We’ll teach you! What is a brand style guide? The key components of brand identity (that you should define before you…

What is branding?

What is branding?

In today’s oversaturated world of too much choice and too little time, the competition for a customer’s attention—and wallet—is fierce. Most products are similar in features and quality, making it hard to convince consumers to try, buy and re-buy. Yet, in spite of the odds, there are some companies that do inspire loyalty beyond reason.…

How we ran a diary study from within our product

How we ran a diary study from within our product

At 99designs, we get a lot of customer feedback. But, like most businesses, most of it comes from customers AFTER they use our product (we survey them). Or, it is relayed second-hand from our support team. This feedback is valuable, but it doesn’t give us a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the customer’s experience as it unfolds.…

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