IT’S NOT A HAND OUT, OR A HAND UP…
IT’S A BRAND UP!
At TENFOLD, we embrace and are inspired by the spirit of entrepreneurship. We have established an initiative to help fledgling companies be more and do more with a brand that helps them soar. Brand Up is a non profit program at TENFOLD that is dedicated to helping new business owners by designing their brand as a gift in kind. This charitable endeavor brings our team so much joy. There is nothing like seeing a new business owner experience their brand come to life for the first time. Our only request of Brand Up clients is that they make a promise to pay it forward in some way and at some time in the future to another budding entrepreneur.
Language & Fire
When it comes to our Brand Up opportunities, we love working with those who give back. Shannon Fisher, founder of Language & Fire, has a passion for empowering individuals through her fair-chance employment model. The origin of the name Language and Fire is rooted in a philosophical observation she gleaned from her mentor a number of years ago: There are two inventions that have propelled humanity forward from the dawn of civilization, language and fire. The creation and evolution of these two elements continually offers new ways for humanity to lean in and progress toward greatness. The sentiment of this observation is reinforced by her tagline, Moving People Forward. Shannon grounds herself in the purpose and intention of fostering meaningful relationships with employees and clients alike. Partnering with philanthropic organizations and serving in the residential sector, Shannon specializes in personalized custom cleaning services that breathe new life into the people and places she serves. We are excited to see Shannon’s team and business continue to grow with her new brand identity and marketing materials that reflect and amplify her inspiring mission and vision.
Our first Brand Up engagement was for a bright, energetic, and passionate woman, Kaylee Schanz. Kaylee’s love for the beauty of flowers and the simple pleasure that they bring to people, has inspired her to start her own subscription floral business…Florish! Subscribe to Happiness is her tag line and there is not doubt that with her talent and commitment, coupled with a great brand and business model, FLORISH will bloom! We can’t wait to see her business grow. We are also proud to be her first corporate client!
Women in Digital
Our Brand Up program also helped founder, Alaina Shearer, of Women in Digital create an on-brand stage set for the organization’s first National Conference. The stage set included large dimensional graphics and lounge furniture designed to make guests feel comfortable, create ‘shareable’ pictures for social media, and give the stage presence of speakers and guests the professional backdrop they all deserved. The design refreshed their logo identity and created visual language that included a speech bubble celebrating the organization’s tag line mantra: Ask. Give. Grow.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Brand Up is a service offered to start ups - typically those in the first year or two of business. We look for aspiring entrepreneurs who have turned their dream into a full-time business, or are in the process of doing so.
As part of the Brand Up engagement, TENFOLD will provide these brand assets:
Identity design including logo, color, brand elements (may include patterns, brand devices/icons/illustrations, etc.)
Business card design
Leave-behind card design
One page style guide for how to use your new identity
Once our work together is complete, TENFOLD will provide packaged design files for all assets mentioned above, and they are yours to use at your discretion.
OUR SELECTION PROCESS:
If you are interested in being the next Brand Up client, kindly complete the interest form. TENFOLD takes on one Brand Up project at a time. Once your information has been reviewed, we will notify you if your application has been accepted and provide details on next steps. Applications will be evaluated on need, quality of application, and TENFOLD availability.