Using a Logo Contest to Brand Your New Firm (Part 2)

Monday Night, April 16, 2012

By 11 pm we have more than 200 entries, from all over the world.  We are thrilled to have such a tremendous response, but it is daunting at the same time.  Although some designers submit only one or two designs, there are a handful of designers who are submitting multiple designs each day – often with variations on the same theme. As soon as we sit down to compare the submissions, my eyes glaze over and I am falling asleep. With extreme effort, we pour over the submissions.  For me, this is torture, and wine doesn’t help.  We are not impressed enough to rank any of them highly.  We mark almost every design with one of the 2 generic choices – “has elements we like” or “not interested.”   We narrow those still in the running down to 20 or so.  We rank a few, but only in the 5th to 10th places.  There are two days left in the contest.  We expect a surge in submissions.  Why did I think this would be easy?

Read Jan Glassman’s full post on the Boston Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Blog . . .

At DailyGC, we provide legal advice and counsel on the full range of legal problems and legal-related business issues that small businesses and startups routinely face in their management, sales, operations and administration. The following are examples of these kinds of problems. You may use these descriptions on your Priority Issues Identifier Form� or you may write your own descriptions.
Business Contracts and Relations:
� Customer Contracts and Disputes
� Vendor Contracts and Disputes
� Collections
� Bank/Lender Relations and Issues
� Landlord/Tenant Relations and Issues
� Bonding/Insurance
� Nondisclosure and Confidentiality Agreements
� Procurement and Management of Outside Counsel
� Recruiting/Hiring Practices
� Employment Agreements
� Employee Compensation and Benefits
� Employee Manuals, Policies and Procedures
� Compliance with Government-Required Benefits Programs
� Payroll Compliance with Court Orders
� Discrimination and Harassment Claims
� Management and Discipline of Problem Employees
� Terminations
� Unemployment Insurance Claims
� COBRA Procedures
� Hiring Independent Contractors
Dispute Resolution:
� Case Analysis and Assessment
� Mediation/Arbitration
� Strategies for Litigation, Discovery and Negotiation
� Settlement Analysis
General Corporate:
� Entity formation
� Corporate Governance and Record-Keeping
� Shareholder Relations
� Compliance with Governmental Regulations
� Compliance with Corporate Contractual Obligations
� Contract Review, Analysis and Negotiation Coaching