Business is important, but so am I (and you).

Business is important, but so am I (and you).

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Business is important, but so am I (and you).

Business is important, but so am I (and you).

As we get close to Christmas 2016, as business owners, there are some things we all should be doing as we wrap down the year and get ready for the next year.

Speaking with other business owners/entrepreneurs over the last week, it was interesting to hear what people are doing to wrap up the year for their business’.

Some are using the time to assess where they are with their business and determine if they reached their goals for the year. Some other fine women and men are using this time to plan the next year ahead, determine their goals, what sales numbers they want to reach, what their marketing strategies they want to implement.

Then, some are taking the opportunity to contact new prospects, picking up the phone and trying to secure as much business as possible in order to ensure January is as profitable as possible.

Everything above, it’s all good. Me, I’ve been spending most of my time completing some projects that are almost done for some great clients of mine. I’ve been reflecting on my year that just passed and looking ahead to what’s coming up. In fact, at this exact moment, I’m sitting in a cafe, writing this blog post, waiting to meet a new potential client.

However, there is one thing I encourage all business owners to do, and what I’m doing. Take some time for yourself already.

I make it a policy to shut down work during the time between Christmas and New Years Day. This has always been a tradition for me as far back as I can remember. Going back to when I was employed in various firms. If that week was not offered as a holiday time, I would always book it off.

Leading up to that time, I’m also making sure I take time for myself and my family when I can. Business is important, but so am I.

I encourage all business owners to take time for themselves. Go for a walk, call a friend, play with your kids. After all, what is the point of running our own business if we aren’t spending the time with the ones we love the most, including ourselves.

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Logo Design Inspiration Resources

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logo pond logo inspiration

Are you looking to have a new logo designed for your business, product or service? Whether you are hiring me at Inspiring Creative or someone else :-P, it’s a good idea to have an idea of what you are going for. By picking a few examples, it will help me or any designer fully understand the look and feel of the logo you envision for your own business.

It’s very important to state, however, that the purpose of finding inspiration is NOT to find a logo to copy or plagiarize. That’s bad. A good logo designer can understand the difference between being inspired and copying a logo. Regardless of who you hire, make sure that they guarantee the logo designed for you is original.

Essentially, this is a list for my own clients to get inspiration, but all are welcome to check out these websites and get inspired by great logos.

Brands of the World

brands of the world logo inspiration

Brands of the World is not just a great resource for logo inspiration, they also have logos available for download for designers to use as resources. It’s not the best quality of logos, but they have quantity.

Logoed

logoed logo inspiration
Logoed is a curated blog created for designers to inspire other designers. The logos on the site are beautiful and of very high quality. A very good resource for inspiration.

Logo Faves

logofaves logo inspiration
Logofaves is a well put together a showcase of logos for inspiration. The logos are good quality and should be a great resource for getting your own inspiration.

Logofi

logofi logo inspiration
Not a bad resource. I find the quality of the logos to be a hit or miss.

Logo Gala

logo gala logo inspiration
Logo Gala is a good resource that lets you search by colour. They have a daily featured logo and other resources.

Logo Gallery

logo gallery logo inspiration
A very clean and easy to navigate website, Logo gallery is pretty good for getting inspiration for your new logo.

Logo Lounge

logo lounge logo inspiration
I debated including Logo Lounge because it’s really a resource for designers. It’s a membership-based site but it’s worth it if you are a designer and you need excellent quality inspiration. For a business owner looking for inspiration on their own website, you probably wouldn’t want to spend the money on a membership. They do have a good blog that could be valuable to you to learn more about logo design.

Logo of the Day

logo of the day logo inspiration
Publishing a logo each day, Logo of the Day is a good resource.

Logo Pond

logo pond logo inspiration
Logo Pond is one of my favourite go-to sites for getting inspired. They have a great search feature and good quality logos.

Logospire

logospire logo inspiration
Logospire is a very good site with very nice logos. A good resource for inspiration as well.

That’s my list. If it was helpful for you, tell me which sites were the most helpful and I’ll sort the list out by how helpful it was to the readers. If you have other sites to add, mention them in the comments. If I think they will be helpful, I’ll add them to the list.

Cheers,

Robert Scozzari

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