The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

5 Small business growth hacks

Small businesses want to get noticed fast. With limited resources when you’re first starting up, a few effective tips for increasing brand awareness can go a long way. Use these small business growth hacks to build your client base and give your business a boost. 1. Control Access It may sound counterintuitive, but limiting who can access your site... Read More

April 10th By

7 Hallmarks of emails that get a response

The “ding” from my phone that tells me I’ve received an email is the 21st century’s version of Pavlov’s bell. Yet 80% of the time, once I see the subject line of a given email, I navigate away without even opening the message. And I’d venture to bet you often do the same. But as a... Read More

April 8th By

Adding a jolt to your day: Coffee shop logos

If there’s one thing that people are passionate about, it’s their morning coffee. We know this: people who love coffee have strong feelings about the coffee they drink and where it comes from. Brand loyalty is very strong not only for the types of beans people brew, but also for the roasters and cafes that they... Read More

April 3rd By

New webinar: How to get the best from your designer

It’s a great feeling when a designer delivers you a professional design that’s been created just for your business. But what if you want more than great? What if you want WOW? In most cases, getting to ‘wow’ is all about giving your designer the most helpful picture of your business and what you’re looking... Read More

March 31st By

It’s time to vote for March’s Top 9 at 99!

It’s been another great month of creativity here on 99designs and we’re excited to showcase some of the best work we’ve seen in March! We love how diverse our designers’ skills are – and what better way to spotlight them than in our illustrious Top 9 at 99. From album covers and food trucks to... Read More

March 27th By

5 best practice tips for online marketing

We’ve all heard the claim, “This product practically sells itself!” If only it were that easy. The fact is, no matter how functional, user-friendly, or needed a product may be, it requires deft marketing to attract enough customers to make it a winner. And in today’s competitive marketplace, design plays an important role in most... Read More

March 27th By

Good logo design in unexpected places

We’ve talked before about using your personality to inform your logo. As a society, we have expectations of certain industries, and we anticipate that the logos used by those brands will be flashy, creative or expressive. But, really, the industry in which you conduct business should have no bearing on the time and imaginative quality... Read More

March 23rd By

Florist logos: blooming with inspiration

When would you use a florist? For a wedding? Romantic gift? Graduation? Funeral? In most cases, a quest for a florist is driven by an initial emotional state—happy, sad, romantic—or because the consumer is reacting to an assumed emotional state by the recipient. Notwithstanding, a florist’s logo is more than simply advertising flowers. It has... Read More

March 19th By

New! Logo + Website gets your brand up and running fast

It seems like businesses are moving at the speed of light these days. That’s a daunting challenge for any small business with limited resources. But now we have a solution that helps you get your branding out there quickly and professionally with both a logo and hosted website (including your own domain). We’re thrilled to... Read More

March 17th By

Green logos: what going green means for your brand

We’ve all heard about the Green Revolution and Green Tech, but what role does green (as a color group) play in the psychology of branding and marketing? Green’s impact and symbolism As a color group, the greens are associated perhaps most obviously with plants, nature and the environment. On a more subtle level, green is... Read More

March 16th By

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