I have a small business and I am going to be expanding to an actual premises next year so I need a proper logo. The one I currently have is very simple and I don't think it represents me or my business well at all so I think the new move would be a good time to rebrand.

I have a pretty good idea about what I want and have done a lot of research on what other businesses in the same field are using and I've come up with a design I like.

My questions are:

1. What's the deal with using pictures/clip art from the Internet? Can I do that or do I have to get someone to design an original picture/logo for me?

2. What about fonts? Can I download a particular font that I like and use that in my logo?

I must admit I'm a little lost. I will eventually be hiring a business manager but not for a while and a decent logo is essential.