For the finalists, I provided a fairly long "announcement" commenting upon all of the things I have liked so far about all of your logos and work. Please look there for more information and details regarding what to try next. Thanks!
I would like for the logo & design to stand out by feeling "warm" and "smart". By "warm", I mean that this is individualized consulting, and I am a fairly warm & not-stuffy person. So warm colors, a warm font (i.e., not serif, maybe even something that looks like handwriting)... something that feels personalized and human. As far as "smarter", I named the company "just analyses" both because I want to focus upon kindness & justice (not simply following the biggest buck), but also because I wanted to say it is "simply analyses". The primary focus is deep, detailed, complex mathematical analyses of business data and information. So, a logo capturing that complex math in a "fun" way would also be great. (Some examples are fractal patterns found in nature, like http://bit.ly/1QUNL0c ) Or maybe a logo capturing how great analytics can find hidden things (like, maybe this: http://bit.ly/1QUQPtg ) Please don't use this last image exactly... it's just a sense to show that, for instance, analyses are really about finding needles in a haystack (or any other, similar "making a challenge easier" image).
Thanks for all of your hard work!
Also, for a better sense of personal style, while I like all the designs I chose above for the style, the "Kat Web Designs" was by far my favorite. Not really because of the glass shard effect, per se, but because it was simple, modern, and unexpected.