Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Harmonic Jazz Festival

Harmonic Jazz Festival

You’re going to want to break out your Jazz Hands when you hear about this exciting new festival coming to the UK! Harmonic is a new jazz festival will be taking place March 11th – 13th 2010 in Birmingham, UK. So if you’re in the area or want to make the trip out for it email to receive updates.  Our intern, Laura, was so excited about this project on our site that she started reading all the info in a British accent.

Chris Mapp, the founder of this festival, asked our fearless crowdSPRING designers to help with their logo design for this exciting event.

It’s quite an undertaking to start a new music festival, so we here at crowdSPRING were interested to find out some advice from Chris for other small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to ramp up their expertise:

1. Before crowdSPRING, what method did you use for creative service work?
We’re a new organisation and this logo is the first piece of design work we’ve commissioned.  It seemed like the best way to reach a lot of designers for our limited budget.  Previously I’ve only used word of mouth for any design work I’ve had done which often leaves you with far less choice.

2. What made you decide to use crowdSPRING?
We liked the concept of reaching a lot of different designers and felt this was the best way to get the most out of our budget.  I love the fact that you can reach people all round the world and get totally different concepts from your brief.  We had a look a few projects before we took the plunge and decided that we wanted to try it for ourselves.

3. What is your small business bible? As in, what is a must-read every day for all small business owners and employees?
The Consolations of Philosophy – Alain de Botton.  Not necessarily a business book but it’ll make you feel a whole lot better about yourself!

4. If your best friend told you they wanted to start a business and asked for your best piece of advice, what would it be?
Use crowdSPRING for your design work!

We swear Chris really did make that last comment himself…and we love him for it!