12. Logo


If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, a logo is perhaps 500…

Great brands have great logos. That said, you have an unknown startup. Many people say that, given the limited resources of a startup, you should focus on your brand name and not bother with a logo. My suggestion is that, in most cases, a logo is well worth some of those limited resources. I say that a great logo adds value and recognition to the company name.

I agree that you should not spend a large amount of time or money on a logo. For my logos, I use 99designs.com, a crowdsourced design service. Through that service, I’ve had logos created in less than week, for less than $500.

To convey to the designer the key aspects of your brand, share your core essence and share your two-sentence summary. A good designer will be able to pick colors that match the tone and style of a brand, given that information.

And give some thought to whether your logo should sit next to your company name, or whether it should incorporate your name.

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Either way, make it look professional.



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