Business Cards Dos & Don’ts for Business Owners

Business cards are still an important marketing tool for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Sure, the world has changed, but many people like to have something tangible to hold onto when they’re introduced to someone new, and personal and local connections are often the easiest way to get a business started. When you launch your business,…  Continue reading »

How to Keep Your Brand Looking Fresh

In a world where trends come and go faster than you can say “Branding Compass,” it’s more important than ever to maintain a timeless branding strategy that keeps your business relevant and engaging. Updating your branding can be essential to staying competitive and building customer loyalty. Understanding the importance of timeless branding and how you…  Continue reading »

When to invest in branding based on business type

Congratulations, you’re finally getting your small business launched! A question many entrepreneurs and new business owners have is: When should I invest in branding? Is it too early? Will I look unprofessional, and lose potential sales or investors by waiting? The answer, like so many things in life, is it depends. Different types of businesses…  Continue reading »

How brand perception influences pricing

A key consideration as you create your brand (or rebrand your company) is your brand perception. The way your brand is viewed is the key to you being able to charge what you want for your services. How much would you pay for a hamburger? Restaurants provide an easy way to understand how brand perception…  Continue reading »

Do Multiple Businesses Need Multiple Brands?

Many small business owners have more than one business. They may be part-time side hustles or split their time between two or more ventures. As the owner of multiple businesses, you must decide if they all run under one brand or if each business needs its distinct brand. There are pros and cons to each…  Continue reading »

How To Use Canva to Create Consistent Branding

Why consistency is vital to your branding While “branding” can be defined in many ways, it comes down to the message conveyed to customers when they hear your name. It’s how customers know what to expect from your products and services. This is why it’s vital that the visual representation of your branding remains consistent.…  Continue reading »

Glossary of Branding Terms

Avatar A name created for your Ideal Client. Brand The entire tangible and intangible experience of your product or company is condensed into something recognizable.  Read more about the Definition of Brand and Branding and 13 Definitions of Brand and Branding. Branding Actively creating a unified story and visuals to represent your product or service.…  Continue reading »

Why choose a Google font for your corporate font (and why not)

What are Google Fonts? According to the Google Fonts website, “Google Fonts is a library of 1455 open source font families and APIs for convenient use via CSS and Android. Making the web more beautiful, fast, and open through great typography and iconography.”  Google fonts are free, readily available, and easy to use. For these…  Continue reading »

What are corporate fonts?

Typography and the fonts you use are essential to your visual brand. Beyond the words’ message, the fonts used in your brand identity and marketing say a lot about your business. A heavy slab serif can look bold, and a soft curvy script can look approachable and friendly. Primary brand fonts Selecting and using only…  Continue reading »

What are Primary Brand Colors?

Think of the these famous brand colors:Yellow + Blue = Ikea Red + Yellow = McDonald’s You can probably almost picture the logo with just the colors. Color can evoke a brand almost without the logo, type, or any other imagery.  Primary brand colors (corporate colors) Color is an integral part of your brand. Your…  Continue reading »

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