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10 REASONS

you should be branding!

NUMBER FOUR WILL SHOCK YOU!

It’s difficult to be a small business these days. There are more challenges on you than every before.  There’s a lot of hurdles to clear, and that’s before you even open the doors for business. You know brands mean business.

 

Do you need a reason to brand? Well we’ve got ten. Ten great reasons why you should and can have the business you deserve. When was the last time someone told you: There’s a way grow your business, increase sales, hire more staff, relax more?  We’re guessing never. There is and it’s brands baby! Why? Because brands mean business.

 

Stop constantly explaining what you do and start doing it! Brands are the ticket to success. Success can take many forms, but as a small business owner we’re pretty sure you aren’t talking about expensive homes and cars. Sure, that can be success, but we’re simple. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a day off, working a day that’s only eight hours long, have money at the end of the month. It can be that simple. That easy. Brands are business.

 

Let’s Recap, Brands Mean Business, More Business. Good Business. So what are you waiting for? Need a reason? Hell, we’ve got 10!

 

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WE HAVE

FOUR WAYS TO HELP...

ALL PRICED FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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GET TO KNOW US

There's no mystery with us. We aren't a riddle wrapped in an enigma. That'd require us being deep in any level...

 

What you need to know is what we can do for you? How can we make life easier? That's what you need to know, not that we're delightful at dinner parties...so read on!

WHAT'S THIS

GOING TO

COST ME?

A LOT LESS THAN YOU'D THINK

At the Design Office we'd rather disagree with someone over type choices rather than argue over money. We're old Skool that way. The discussion of money can make people.  uncomfortable. We get it, It's not ok our top ten favorite things list. Arguing over money isn't great for us either. It's a distraction from what we love to do.

 

That's why we developed our flat rate system. Just like you, heck, like any small business, we don't have a ton of disposable income for "perks"...and we're in the "perks" business! It's why we feel great branding, design and marketing doesn't have to be expensive to be amazing! Quality is in the eye not the pocketbook.

 

Flat rates are good for you and they're great for us! We can do what we love to do and you know it's not going to cost a million dollars. But...your still not using comic sans on anything...

 

unless you're an elementary school, then go for it!

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WE'RE PRETTY GOOD AT A LOT OF OTHER THINGS TOO,
BUT IT FELT LIKE IT WAS CROSSING INTO BRAGGING...

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If you’ve talked to us for more than a minute, you’ll know we say all the time: Your brand is more than a logo. It’s a confusing idea at times. We understand. A brand that connects with consumers is a combination of both concept and presentation (aka: the logo). Your logo should express the concept of your business quickly and effectively. Concept and presentation should work together. If they aren’t, you’re confusing the consumer.

 

Most business assume that a good concept is all they need. A logo is something secondary that really doesn’t carry the weight in the same way the concept does. That’s somewhat flawed thinking. Granted, without a killer concept, you’ll never succeed, but the ability for the consumer to connect with, share and expand the brand require a strong logo that supports the concept.

 

The ability for consumers to share their experiences with your business is vital. Consumers are eager to share and support positive brand experiences, you as the brand, need to give them something to share.

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CONSULTING

We love working with and empowering our clients to be better than they are. It's at the core of everything we do....

WORKSHOPS | CLINICS

Our one day, intensive workshops and clinics, like everything we do, is designed and built to assist small businesses grown and take control of their branding and marketing.

 

 

WORKBOOKS

We know that not everyone has the time to attend one of our workshops, but still want to take control of their branding and marketing. It's THE reason we developed our workbooks. Work at your own pace to get the brand you deserve!

The Man, The Myth...

E.H. HOWARD

SHOUT AT US

E. H. built the Design Office on a idea: Affordable Branding For Small Business. Branding and marketing became synonymous a long time ago. Focusing on branding and marketing separately only leads to failure. Focusing on sole on branding we naturally and organically cover any and all marketing points effectively and consistently. We bring his the big, corporate in-house experience to small businesses. We act like the marketing department businesses had in the past.

 

You know, the one right down the hall, next to the water cooler, there on the left, you can’t miss the Design Office. You can pick up the phone, ask a question, email us and ask our opinion.

 

We don’t charge for any of that, it’s all part of the affordable in-house services.

A FEW RANTINGS AND RAVINGS

ABOUT BRANDS, DESIGN AND MARKETING

You know us, we love to talk...that's why blogs are perfect for us....we can rant,rave and talk about branding, design and marketing all day....literally!

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Every business exists to succeed. No business opens it’s doors with the intention of closing. Every day you walk the fine line between keeping “the doors open and the lights on” and closing up for good with a mountain of debt. It’s a challenge even when the economy is robust, but it’s a nightmare when the economy is a rollercoaster.

 

Stop selling. start branding! is a philosophical change in how you engage and talk about your business. Taking a brand first approach  allows you to connect to consumers more effectively, ensuring every marketing campaign has maximum impact. Brands increases the success level of every sale endeavor, making sales easier to maintain and sustain. You no longer need to feel like you’re on a marketing treadmill, barely keeping up. A brand puts you in control of your business. You can finally run your business, not the other way around...

 

That’s what we do, help businesses reach their full potential.

 

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WE ARE THE

CHOICE FOR

SMALL BUSINESS

WE TALK YOUR LANGUAGE

The question we get asked most often is: "why should I work with you?" Typically, it's phrased more along the lines of something like: "what's so special about you?" but thankfully we're not easily offended. It did take us awhile, though, but eventually we deciphered that to mean: "...what benefits does my business get from doing business with the Design Office? What's the ROI?" It's what everyone wants to know. It's why you're here reading this. Right? Inquiring minds...

 

Our core belief is that brands are stories, stories about your business boiled down to an easily recalled idea and image. Marketing is then telling those stories in unique ways to people you don't know yet. Successful brands tell genuine stories that are easily and consistently repeatable while resonating with consumers. Using that definition, can anyone and anything can be a brand? Yes, they can and they should think of themselves as one.

 

Every client we work with sees themselves as a brand. Where we come in is to work with them to see the possibilities inherent in their own brand. Sometimes for the first time, sometimes like seeing an old friend again for the first time in a long time. We show them how their brands give their marketing faster recognition with consumers. Brands connect because they are easy to share and explain. Brands mean business. It's becoming a fact, you won't survive as a small business, unless you start thinking of yourself as a brand.

 

That's what makes us different

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BRANDING

It's the cornerstone of EVERYTHING we do. Without a solid brand, any sales and marketing efforts won't be as  successful as it could be...

MARKETING

We like to say: "Marketing is stories about your brand you tell to people you've just met". What those stories are and how they are told is what we do best....

DESIGN

Well executed, elegant, professional design gives you the power to build and grow your brand...

BRANDING|RATES

Your brand is our business. Brands were made for small businesses, they're the best way to ensure your marketing and sales have greater depth and impact. How can you say no? You can't and you know it!

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DESIGN|RATES

Whether it's a postcard, brochure, one sheet or business card, you name it, our flat rates give you the marketing materials at a price you can afford. Try to say no to these prices, you can't!

 

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MARKETING|RATES

Getting your message to the right people is the challenge. Every business has that exact same challenge Your brand has puts you in direct contact with the right consumers, now we need to engage them. We can help!

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