The contest worked out great. We decided to make the award a bit larger than the minimum and we guaranteed that we would choose a design at the end of the contest. As a result we had 45 designers submit 171 designs. There is no doubt that we have an original design. This design will be the basis upon which we will build our website.
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Thanks 99designs, I have already been giving testimonials to other financial advisers.