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    The Importance of a Branding Style Guide

    Are you using a style guide to maintain consistency with your brand? Why not? Chances are if you do not follow the guidelines of a style guide for your business, your brand is suffering. A style guide sets the rules for how your brand is presented to consumers. If you are not following some sort of guidelines, your brand will lack consistency, and in turn, not perform at its full potential. Translation… You will miss out on potential income growth. One of the major keys to a successful business, is a successful brand. One of the major keys to a successful brand is consistency. A style guide is one of the most important tools you will receive from a branding package from Skilled Graphics. 

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    Rebranding…Is It Important?

    The importance of rebranding really depends on the current state of your brand. According to YourDictionary.com, rebranding is “The association of a new brand, trademark, image, or appearance with a product or service.”. Wikipedia.com states that “Rebranding is a marketing strategy in which a new name, term, symbol, design, or combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of consumers, investors, competitors, and other stakeholders”

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    Turning Traditional Branding Into Superior Branding

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    Today’s topic is “branding“. Not just any “branding”, but “Superior Branding“. Let’s start off by defining the term “brand”. According to wikipedia… A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer. Though this is true, I would go on to say that it is much more than that.A brand, is indeed the identity of a product, service, or business, but it is also the deciding factor that determines whether a potential customer will purchase from you, or move on to a better represented product, service, or business. Your brand, is what defines, who your business, product, or service, is. Are you professional? Are you playful? Are you colorful? Are you “Green”? Are you political? These are some of the things your branding can portray for you. Your branding is basically your liaison to the world.

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    You Need To Trust Your Designer

    Time after time its happened. I have watched well-crafted and thought-out designs, evolve into disasters. Sometimes what a client wants is not always what’s best for them. The problem is, how do you tell them without insulting them. I usually voice my opinion, and if the client clearly wants none of it, I back off. But should I? My reputation is on the line. Should I push the ideals behind my design?

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    So You Want To Start Your Own Business

    Starting your own business isn’t quite as complicated as you might think. First things first, you need to take care of the legal stuff. There are several websites out there designed to make this easy for you. Even with all of the great resources available online it is still recommended that you hire a lawyer to keep you within the laws of your state.
    Websites to help you with the legal stuff
    Legal Zoom
    US Small Business Administration
    Entrepreneur.com

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