“Do I really need a logo for my small business? I’m just getting started.” That’s a question we get a lot. And while getting a logo design may not be the first thing you do when starting up, you should definitely get it done early on. Why? Once you have a well-designed logo and are
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If you haven’t heard of Tim Ferriss, it’s not for a lack of his trying. Ferriss is a successful entrepreneur who has shared his strategies for success on his blog, and in several best sellers, including The Four Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. It’s a remarkable book
Over the past two weeks, we’ve profiled two entrepreneurs who have been very outspoken about the role of companies in giving back to the communities where they operate. John Mackey calls it “conscious capitalism”. Marc Benioff calls it “compassionate capitalism” and came up with the 1/1/1 model where 1% of profits, 1% of equity, and
John Mackey is best known as the college drop-out who (along with his girlfriend) cobbled together $45,000 to start a small health food store called SaferWay in Austin, Texas. Later Mackey joined his store with the Clarksville Natural Grocery and renamed the business, WholeFoods Market. Soon after opening their doors, WholeFoods Market was destroyed by a
“Successful startups are the ones who have enough money left over to try their second idea.” —Clayton Christensen, Author and Harvard Professor One of the best books we’ve come across on starting a business is Nail It Then Scale It by Nathan Furr and Paul Ahlstrom. Whether you’re just getting started, or struggling
Just a reminder: U.S. Corporate taxes are due this Friday, March 15. It’s not too late to submit your tax payments for 2012, but after tomorrow, it will be. Last week we shared a few thoughts about corporate taxes in the United States and the unfair burden that small business bears, as well as an
Yvon Chouinard is well known in the worlds of rock climbing and environmentalism, but almost unknown as a savvy and successful businessman (despite being both). In the early 1970’s, Chouinard learned the art of black smithing in order to design and make climbing tools, which he sold to other climbers from the back of his
“…a casual survey of the laws relating to the taxing of corporations convinces me that any corporation that gets away with its trousers and one collar-stud should offer up Hosannahs.” —P.G. Wodehouse in 1919 The more things change… If
Sir James Dyson is perhaps best known for his paradigm-shifting vacuum cleaners—vacuums that work using mini cyclones to suck and separate dirt, while never losing suction as it fills up. He formed his own company to make and sell his invention after other manufacturers saw and rejected his unique design. Today his brand of vacuum
Do you need a logo design for your small business? There are plenty of options for getting one, including our easy-to-use, do-it-yourself design tool. But our tool isn’t right for everyone. Your business may be better off with a logo created by a professional designer. How do you know which option is best for you?