News and inspiration for entrepreneurs and creatives, plus updates on new developments at Hatchwise.

Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone!  How’s your February going? It’s been a productive one for us here at Hatchwise! We’ve seen some exciting new businesses get some fantastic new

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Featured Contest: Cincinnati Holiday Lighting

This recent contest run at Hatchwise received over 100 entries by 47 designers and was viewed a total of 2,474 times. The client paid just $150 for the winning entry and received a new logo for their company. In this blog post you can read about the contest, the company, what they requested, see a few of the top entries and the winning entry.  About The Company  Cincinnati Holiday Lighting is a company that installs, designs, and removes holiday decorations for companies. They came to Hatchwise looking for a new logo and started by filling out their contest brief for

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12 Easy Tips for Using Social Media for Small Businesses

Social media is an excellent tool that all small businesses should be using to build brand awareness, engage and build customer relationships, and even make direct sales. But, considering it seems like there is a new social network every month and the amount of social media users has recently topped 4.2 billion, getting started and cutting through the noise can seem overwhelming. Keep reading to learn 12 simple tips for social media for small businesses that you can start implementing today. Small Biz Social Media Tip #1 Start with a Plan and Some Goals You will never succeed at social media

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Featured Company: Canary Creative Group, LLC

We get to see some great contests run at Hatchwise, and it’s always amazing to have the opportunity to see clients receive their dream designs and see the entries submitted by amazing creatives from around the world. We love to share these contests with our readers, so we’ve compiled a blog post giving you all the details of this contest.  About The Company  Canary Creative Group is an interior design company that specializes in staging model homes, interior design, and more. The company says that they have three audiences; “1. Design Conscious Vacationers (Instagrammers, wabi-sabi/ millennial design enthusiasts) 2. Real

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The Top Online Graphic Design Service Companies Ranked and Reviewed – Design Contests and more (updated 2021)

Whether you’re a solopreneur, launching a startup, or running a growing business, you need high-quality graphic design rather than cheap stock images and messy-looking flyers and brochures. Unfortunately, recruiting, hiring, and managing graphic designers takes time — and money — that you just don’t have! Crowdsourced design services are the solution. There are now many platforms where you can post a design contest or find the perfect freelancer for the job. This means you don’t have to book an agency or hire an in-house designer. Plus, you often get results much more quickly! But which graphic design service should you

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone!  How’s your February going? It’s been a productive one for us here at Hatchwise! We’ve seen some exciting new businesses get some fantastic new logos, kept up with all the latest news (logo-related and otherwise), and watched as the Perseverance landed on Mars. See? I said we’ve been having quite the month. Have a great weekend!  George Ryan …and the rest of the Hatchwise Team Featured Design of the Week This fun logo was submitted to a current contest by one of our talented creatives, Grafixdesain. We love how this mock-up included both a black and white AND a colored option!  The Logo for Super

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Amazon Changes Mustache Icon

Image sourced here.  We’re all familiar with the new Amazon app logo, but how many loyal Amazon customers have noticed the subtle changes that the company made to their app icon? The original app icon debuted back in January and the new update went unnoticed by nearly all of Amazon’s users, only a few catching on recently. Users are now noticing that Amazon changed the original icon from the blue tape over the Amazon logo to a subtler look for their icon.  Although the company has not directly said if it was, it’s believed that this was due to the

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The Best Colors For Business Logos

Let’s face it; choosing your logo color can be stressful. Picking the right color scheme establishes your business personality and helps your logo be instantly recognizable to your customers. Choosing the right color can highlight your business’s strength and help attract customers to it. Although it looks hard and overwhelming, it’s really not as intimidating as it seems. All it takes is for you to find a perfect color for the logo to represent your company. The Psychology of Color in Logo Design  Understanding the sequence of visual perception will give insight into what will work best for you in

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Top Tips For Creating A Viral Marketing Campaign

It takes years of work and the involvement of professionals before you can make your marketing campaign go viral. By merely reading one article you won’t be able to reach that level yet, but we can get you on the right track headed towards creating a marketing campaign that will reach a wider audience.  Going viral involves the news spreading rapidly throughout people, and reaching a huge audience. After this article, although you won’t be able to create a viral marketing campaign that will reach millions, you’ll be able to create a campaign that will rapidly reach a substantial amount

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Featured Contest: Ready Resource

We get to see some of the best contests run here at Hatchwise that have unique and creative entries submitted, providing the client with a result that they both love and use. This contest was recently started by a company looking for a logo for their company, Ready Resource. They submitted a brief describing what they were looking for and Hatchwise creatives got to work on providing entries. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the company, what was asked for, and the result!   About The Company  Ready Resource is a company based in North Carolina that buys

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Featured Contest: Vegan Samurai Clan

This logo design contest received a variety of fun and creative entries from some of our top designers! We loved getting the opportunity to see all these entries come through for this contest and see what Hatchwise creatives submitted. In this blog post, you can read about the company, what was asked for, see some of the entries yourself, and see the winning design!  About The Company  Vegan Samurai Clan is a company starting with the idea of embodying the vegan community and the Japanese samurai culture. The client wrote in their brief, “This is a company I am starting

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The Logo for Super Bowl LVI Revealed!

Despite just watching Tom Brady win his eighth Super Bowl ring in 2021, football fans around the world are already talking about next year’s game. Super Bowl LVI will take place in Inglewood, California, in the SoFi Stadium.  The Los Angeles Rams shared the logo design on their social media on February 9. The new design is a breath of fresh air and contains many iconic themes that pay homage to Los Angeles. Using sunset coloring and palm trees in the Roman numerals, the design has the recognizable flair of Los Angeles and California.  As always, the Lombardi trophy is

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What’s Happening To GameStop Stock Now? (Updated)

3/15/2021 UPDATE GameStop’s stock has been wildly volatile since February 23rd, when it jumped up an astounding 104% to $91.71 at day’s close. Since that jump, the stock’s price has surged another $150, and is currently sitting at $243 as of March 15th. There’s been an incredible amount of speculation as to why and how the stock’s price could’ve spiked so quickly and forcefully, and many fingers are pointing to what’s known as a “gamma squeeze.”  This is a concept wherein option sellers are quickly hedging positions by buying shares. This additional purchasing of shares drives price up, causing additional

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