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Properties of Great Business Names. To be truly great, a business name needs to have certain qualities.

Properties of Great Business Names

These are the near universal characteristics that great names share. Measure your ideas against the following eight point checklist. Create Free Business Videos for Marketing. All your social media marketing efforts can get a great boost with the addition of video marketing on YouTube, be it promotional videos you may have or video tutorials recorded with a screen capture feature.

Create Free Business Videos for Marketing

But where do you start? And how do you make a video for #free? The answer is EZ Vid, a free desktop software that you can use to compile a video slideshow made of either multiple videos or multiple photos or both, create a screen capture video with audio instructions or background music and export it to YouTube. It even has an easy-to-use text slide creator along with a pan & zoom transition effect for image slideshows and an audio clips library.

I’m sure there are tons of similar softwares out there that offer much more advanced video and image editing features as well as animation effects however EZ Vid is pretty much the only free video creation/marketing tool available today and therefore, is worth checking out. Need your business logo designed? Studio Output brands Launcher startup initiative. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 | By Angus Montgomery Studio Output has developed a new identity and campaign for Launcher, a new programme that offers Government-backed loans with training and mentorships for young entrepreneurs.

Studio Output brands Launcher startup initiative

Launcher identity The Launcher programme has been developed by Doug Richard, a former panellist on Dragons’ Den, and was launched by Prime Minister David Cameron this month. 9 Fresh Free Fonts. Here at WDL we love to keep our readers updated, especially when it comes to fresh free fonts.

9 Fresh Free Fonts

21 Examples of Dark Colors in Web Design. Choosing the right color scheme for a website is certainly a very important step of a project, specially because colors communicate a lot and will also set the tone, the personality of a page.

21 Examples of Dark Colors in Web Design

From bright and white layouts to super colorful ones, there is an option for every style you want to communicate. Today we will show you some inspiring examples of dark colors in web design. You’ll see some websites that use dark colors in various details of the design, while others use a dark image to set the overall tone. Made in Japan brand logos by Antrepo. The pared-down logos found on vintage Japanese cameras inspired Istanbul-based design consultancy Antrepo to create conceptual minimal logos for web brands like Facebook, Google and YouTube (+ slideshow).

Made in Japan brand logos by Antrepo

Antrepo, led by designer Mehmet Gozetlik, based the Made in Japan project on 35mm SLR cameras manufactured in the 1970s and 1980s. The designers noticed that cameras made by Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Minolta in that period all featured simple line drawings in place of the brands' logos, which were normally much bolder. The line drawings cut production costs by making them easier to apply to the metal camera bodies, Gozetlik explained to Dezeen. Antrepo took the colourful logos of contemporary web-based companies and services like Instagram, eBay and Twitter and turned them into stark monochrome designs. The new logos appear to be etched into metal, echoing the appearance of the vintage cameras. We previously featured Antrepo's minimalist take on well-known food packaging designs.

21 Fresh Examples of Responsive Web Design. Responsive design is something a lot of designers talk about.

21 Fresh Examples of Responsive Web Design

And considering the importance of responsiveness and all the buzz around it, it’s impressive the amount of websites that are still not responsive. By now, with the amazing growth of mobile usage, every single website should be responsive to be able to attend to every user’s “screen size needs.” Today I gathered some fresh examples of responsive sites to reinforce the importance of adapting your layout to every screen.

Conscious Capitalism. Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose: Rajendra S. Sisodia, David B. Wolfe, Jagdish N. Sheth: 9780131873728: Amazon.com. Three things I wish I’d known when I started my business. [Originally appeared on LinkedIn] I think back more than a decade to the moment when I thought it was a good idea to start an online business.

Three things I wish I’d known when I started my business

There are some things I really wish I had known as I set out. Although one mentor said to me years ago, “the greater the loss the bigger the lesson,” there comes a point if the business lessons get too expensive – and, well, then it’s all over! Business tips from alastair mitchell of huddle. Getting to this point has been exciting, exhilarating and exhausting at times, but all the more rewarding for it.

Business tips from alastair mitchell of huddle

Setting up your own company comes with its fair share of trials and tribulations and can be massively daunting here in the United Kingdom. The UK is an incredible country in many ways, but I’m not always convinced that it is as supportive of entrepreneurs as it could be, particularly when compared to the US. That’s not a criticism of government, but more a general observation about the culture surrounding start-ups and entrepreneurs. In the US, and in San Francisco especially, people are encouraged to become entrepreneurs; there is a support network for people to tap into, ask questions of and get advice from. Stop Using These 16 Terms to Describe Yourself. Looking up legs from sexy heel. Sexy attractive female legs up with high heels isolated over white background Stock Photos.