As a business owner, you tend to wear many hats, especially in the beginning. The idea hat. The strategy hat. The budget hat. The marketing hat. It’s easy to get into the habit of doing it all — but should you?
Here are three reasons why small business owners are best served by hiring a graphic designer to create their marketing materials early in the process.
1. First impressions matter.
Graphic design is the first thing people see when interacting with your business. They make a snap judgment about your professionalism, your expertise and whether you are someone that they want to work with.
A graphic designer will think through every aspect of your marketing materials and makes sure that it’s consistent. There won’t be different fonts and random colors. It will look cohesive and capture your personality in such a way that makes people want to learn more.
2. It saves you money.
You may think you’re saving money by purchasing a logo from a stock website until you have printed business cards and fliers with that same exact logo being used by another company. You have a decision to make. Keep the logo and confuse potential customers or start all over again. Now you have to get a new logo, new business cards, new fliers, update your website and more! Get it done right the first time by working with someone who will do competitor research and make sure that you stand out in the crowd.
3. It saves you time.
Let’s face it. You started your business because there’s a particular problem that you know you can solve. That’s what you should be spending your time on. Maximizing your strengths and expertise. If it takes you 8 hours to do something that a graphic designer can do in two hours, that’s wasted time. Unless it’s a task that you enjoy and are always going to want to do, outsource it to someone who really enjoys it! When you work with a graphic designer, creativity is instantly doubled. You’re not having to figure out every little detail on your own. You have help.
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At SNR Creative, we bridge the gap from idea to reality in the most creative way possible. Whatever your graphic design needs, we will partner with you to make sure that your business succeeds!