The Shofner Group, LLC
Our primary focus is on IT Governance, Risk, & Compliance. We help companies run their IT operations efficiently and effectively so they can be more profitable. We do that by evaluating their operations and providing reports that identify areas of improvement, along with recommendations. We also help them identify areas where they can rely more on their technology, reducing their risk profile and freeing their time to focus on serving their customers better. We bring a wealth of knowledge, based on years of experience serving hundreds of companies.
We also help companies startup: filing for LLC or incorporating, establishing web presence, marketing/PR strategies, etc.
*** NOTE: The artist(s) that impress us in this contest will likely receive direct referrals from our future clients.***
Other services include:
- Payment Card Industry (Visa, Master Charge, American Express, etc.) Data Security Standard compliance - Helping companies ensure they are compliant with the PCI DSS standards, avoiding fines and increased processing fees.
- Business continuity/disaster recovery - Helping companies be prepared for 'disasters' affecting their business. A 'disaster' can be anything from a earthquake or tsunami to something small like a hard drive failure.
Our target audiences include decision-makers (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CISOs) in the following organizations:
- Small to mid-sized companies of all industries
- Small to mid-sized business consulting firms (our focus is on IT consulting, and we sub-contract our services through them)
- Some large corporations
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Please check out this link: http://99designs.com/logo-design/co…pany-54947. We like design numbers: 93, 105, 102, 51, 52, 58, 25, 26, 22, 23, 24, & 1. Please try things (that aren't copyrighted) along those lines. Thanks
Now that We've looked at a few designs, we wanted to share some of the feedback from each of those for everyone's benefit. We're not looking for combinations of 'initials' (S & G). We toyed with that idea, but couldn't concieve of a cool way to use them. Also, the logo should have a WHITE BACKGROUND (making it easier to use on letterhead/etc.).
WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT IS A 'RANDOM' SHAPE. Something that is a CLEAN image with sharp lines/edges, and LOTS OF COLOR.
We focus primarity on IT and its use in business. So, think about designs with themes like: networks (that can be represented with dots/icons connected with lines), science, atoms, computer 'imagery' (keyboard symbols?), etc. The right image will USE LOTS OF COLOR. We like the submissions that have included the orange/blue/yellow/green/red combinations, but would not want to limit you to those.
Hopefully this helps with some ideas, but we're looking to you to create something that will WOW us and our clients. We can't wait to see what you come up with.
The nature of our work is theoretical (no tangible image to suggest). The goal is to help companies be more efficient and effective (make more money). That said, we don't want a logo that is all about money. I wish we had some ideas to put out, but that's why we're looking for creative minds like youself to help us with this.
We're looking for an image that is attention-grabbing, both in shape and through the use of color. Many of the logos we saw on the contests for Atomic Blocks and Hyosei were impressive.
We are looking for something clean, colorful, and eye-catching. It must be scaleable for use as small as an icon and as large as a banner for trade shows. Image files should include jpg and vector graphic to support those needs.
NO: cartoons; animals; stock photos; clipart; cheesy fonts
Logo should include the image and our name "The Shofner Group, LLC" represented in an attractive manner.
Keep in mind that our specialty is helping companies with IT (Information Technology). Image should evoke thoughts of technology (computers) and efficiency/effectiveness.
Hope that helps, and we can't wait to see what your creative mind comes up with!