Logo blunders are more costly than time invested and money spent. By failing to avoid these logo pitfalls you will have an enormous hurdle to overcome just to get customers. People are visual creatures; we subconsciously use memory recall on a daily basis in order to make important financial and emotional decisions. You need to think of your logo as an imprint, something easily recognizable that people will automatically associate with your brand. It is less about what you should include in your logo design and more about what you shouldn’t. Think clean, think simple, and think what best represents your brand. Be sure to avoid these 5 logo mistakes at all costs!
Attending a business conference is a great way to promote your company and meet new customers and prospective partners. Exhibiting or putting up a booth for your company at a conference can be very expensive, and it’s important to be able to get the most from it. Getting the best return from investment in a conference is about planning, having clear goals and leaving a lasting impression and the following five tips will help your company get the most from your next conference.
1) Have a clear goal in place.
This may seem an obvious point, but you should always be clear why you are attending a business event. Is it to generate sales leads and capture customer details to follow up at a later date? Is it to engage with existing customers and build loyalty? Having a clear goal makes it easier to plan everything from who will attend to what your stand will look like.
In my work with more than 4,000 start-up clients over the past twenty five years I have noticed a recurring pattern – many of these new entrepreneurs have set a financial goal they want to achieve their first year in business, but they haven’t committed to writing a detailed description of how they intend to achieve this result.
The process of doing so is known in the business planning process as “marketing planning”. Technology-oriented businesses often title this work as creating “the business model”. (more…)