We love creating websites and working with small to mid-sized local businesses. If your business is very new and you want to simply create a web presence, an ‘HTML/CSS’ website with 4 or 5 pages might do the trick.
For today’s businesses, a ‘Content Management System / CMS” website is a good foundation if your business is going to grow, you might want to sell online at some point, if you want to offer incentives and specials, or keep your clients or customers up to date on what is happening with your product or services. In other words, most businesses can benefit from planning ahead and setting up a site platform that can expand as they do. This is what we recommend for most of our clients, even if (often especially) they are a sole proprietor or going it alone as a consultant.
Did you know that you are penalized by search engines if your site is not responsive and mobile friendly? And that SSL is becoming standard?
There are more and more “free” website builders available today. Many offer free websites, or almost free ones, and say anyone an be up and running in 5 minutes, even. That may be good enough for some, but there are often hidden costs or recurring costs that you may not be aware of. More importantly it leaves the business of running your website totally up to you. And even worse, did you know that on these free web builders, you do not own your own content?
You may want to consider other options before heading down that trail. Please schedule a consultation with us and we will be happy to tell you more about what we can do for you and why our affordable service can benefit your business. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, give us a call.