Many small businesses, especially new small businesses, run a lean operation. They focus on necessities and urgent matters, only spending money when they need to. So, it’s easy to see why some business owners might think a website is a luxury item they can afford to live without.
They might even believe a Facebook page is enough for an online presence, or that a sign with their phone number will generate calls, or that a traditional mailer will help them sell products. But the truth is, the only way to start promoting a business is by building a professional website. - Read More..
You need a website
In today's marketplace a website is an essential tool! It is the fastest way to learn about you and what you have to offer!
Include plans for website maintenance. Keep visitors coming back with regular updates. Website Maintenance plans include hosting, email and website updates, design changes and any other website changes you can think of.
Web Hosting Setup
I can handle all of your domain name and web hosting needs. Everything to get you started on the internet. Complete setup, beginning to end, including email.
What is CMS and is it right for me?
A content management system, or CMS, simply means that certain areas within your webiste can be setup to be maintained by authorized users. This means you can make regular updates without involving the web designer or webmaster. Some examples might be a savings offer that changes frequently, a monthly newsletter or a blog area within a larger website.
You can decided if this option is right for you and your site. It does require a bit of training and some time commitment to keep the CMS area updated.
I have included a 'test' CMS area here (click to go to the CMS page). Contact me for a password that will allow you to give it a try and see it this is an option you may be considering.
Articles of Interest...
Q: My business is very small, just me and two employees, and our product really can't be sold online. Do I really need a website? Read More..
Why You Need a Website - by Time Knox on Entrepreneur.com
3 Reasons Websites Are Vital for Small Businesses - by Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle on Forbes.com
Running your own business is no easy task, and your to-do-list is guaranteed to never end. This said, you shouldn’t use this as an excuse to take short cuts when it comes to having online visibility. Beginning with your website, it’s vital to position yourself online with a strong, professional destination that gives customers the impression you mean business and the motivation to want to engage more with your business. Read More..
7 Reasons You Need a Small Business Website - by Raubi Marie Perilli on GoDaddy.com
First impressions are important! CEO’s don’t dress like they’re homeless and wine tasting events are generally never held in the back of a liquor store. There’s a good reason behind this. People generally do not follow the “don’t judge a book by its cover” motto, so the very first thing they do is, you guessed it, judge your book by its cover. The same is true for website designs. People visit your site and immediately make a decision on if it’s a place they’re going to spend time or make a purchase. To make the best first impression you need a professionally designed website.