If you are starting a new business, there are many things you can do without. You don’t necessarily need the prettiest office furniture, a location in the best possible neighborhood, a twelve-line phone system or framed inspirational prints for your walls. Smart new business owners know when and why to cut corners and to post cost-savings for a start up. They also know that some purchases are completely necessary.
One essential investment for every company is the design of an effective logo. The logo is at the core of every successful company’s branding efforts. It is the company’s symbol and will adorn everything from free giveaway coffee mugs to the cover of critical reports. It will appear on websites, in advertisements, on business cards, letterheads and anything else related to the company.
The logo is the most important part of any branding effort. When one mentions Coca Cola, your mind immediately provides you with a visual cue-the white script, perhaps on a red can. One need only see the bright and bold logo of Federal Express with its “hidden arrow” to recognize a delivery truck and to understand its business.