Here are some key words that come to mind but it doesn't have to be literal i.e global but not necessarily a picture of a globe.
Global - possibly including major city landmarks
Fun feel but still appealing to a conservative business market.
No characters please and nothing alienating to any generation.
it's an internet company so we're targeting ages 45-under also we know that it is mainly females that use these sites so that's something to bare in mind with the design.
Also we don't want it to resemble 'Dude where's my car'
Please keep in mind that our clients are businesses so this has to be somewhat conservative and not just a funny joke.
Please do not use any stock images or clip art in the logo
These are our thoughts but if you have something entirely different in mind please submit because we're keen not to stifle anyone's creativity.
we'll require the illustrator files