A 'mascot' type symbol or creature would be interesting but keep it general and simple. Do not pigeon whole us into any ONE industry. On the other hand, the right styling the words only may be enough.
Color is still up in the air as we will base our web design from our logo.
Our web address is http://www.ThanksBud.com so play with the names "ThanksBud", "ThanksBud.com", "Thanks, Bud!", or any variation that you feel would work. We are still flexible and I will give prompt feedback on the things I like and don't like.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We want to become an online marketplace for the service industry. We will be used by all service providers including programmers, designers, architects, handy men, plumbers, lawn mowers, etc.
WEB 2.0 is a MUST!! We are a start-up company that would like something simple and memorable. We like the logos of facebook, ebay, google, and other internet powerhouses. There is no need to stray to far from what has proven to work.