I'm just starting out in business (as a personal trainer specialising in working with people after they've had cancer treatment). I'm looking for someone to help design me a logo, and associated branded artwork. I'm looking for something people-friendly, approachable, but with a little more chutzpah that I can manage on my own.
I've worked with Claire at Red R Design in the past on logo design and marketing materials and found her very helpful and affordable. I'm sure she'd be happy to give you an idea of costs and options, and they're a local business as well. No connection other than a satisfied customer!
Long time lurker first time poster, I recently was in a similar position to you and I did a bit of research and found the site www.finestlogos.com in the end I was very happy with my design and they tweaked it until I was fully satisfied. I would defo recommend them.