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Small Business Websites
According to surveys, 40% of small businesses lack a website. Many rely on Facebook pages. Sound like you?
Without a dedicated presence on the internet – you could be missing out on new business.
Thinking they can save money, some business owners try to build their own sites only to scream in frustration. But we all know the old saying, “Do what you know.” And if you don’t know how to build a site, or maintain one, you will find yourself pulling your hair out.
That’s where our articles come in. We’re sharing valuable insights on how to create, manage and market your website. But, if you find that this is not what you know, call us. We’re here for you.
When things are more different than they have ever been in one’s lifetime, we all have to adapt.
To that end, we launched a new website, Life in Mount Pleasant, built with BoldGrid’s Diced theme. This spec site has been built to sell as a turnkey presence for a real estate professional who is focused on Mount Pleasant. The is a WordPress site and has all the bells and whistles one expects in a contemporary site built with the world’s most popular content management system. We’ve used images that illustrate the waterfront town, its history, and uniqueness. All we need to do at this point is find the right person and add their real estate feeds and presence specifically for them.
The site comes with the highly desirable domain, a custom logo, all content, content and site customization for the new owner, premium plugin licenses for BoldGrid and Notification Bar Pro and a low monthly expense for complete WordPress managed hosting by Charleston PR & Design, LLC.
We invite you to help promote this site’s availability. Please share this post on social media, visit the site and talk it up with your friends.
Featured Photo Credit: Shem Creek Shrimp Trawlers by Terry Ott on Ficker.
Have you put off getting a professional website for your business? No time like the present to get one made for you. According to data gathered by Visual Objects, “Surprisingly, nearly one-third of small businesses (29%) plan to begin using a website for the first time in 2020. All businesses should have a website.” We completely agree. If you do not have a website, you are missing out on many opportunities to present your company and brand in a consistent way. And if you’re relying on Facebook or Instagram to act as your website, that’s a major fail. Quit failing. Start winning with a super, new site made just for you.
From now until the end of March 2020, we’re offering a crazy sale on new website development.
Get $712 in savings
This deal¹ includes FREE hosting (a $462 savings) and discounts our starter website package to $5oo (a $250 savings)
Your new website includes²:
WordPress as a CMS
Up to 3 pages (Home Page, About/Services Page, Contact Page
Website Hosting* for the first 12 months. After that, it’s $44 per mo.
Search Engine Listing
Social Media Menu
Google Analytics and Search Console
Website Security & Nightly Backups
Regular Software Updates
What you do
You provide information about your company, staff, staff photos, logo, and details of your services, location, hours, and text to be included in the website such as blog posts for your new site.
What we do
We will build you a beautiful new website that allows you to represent your company professionally and with confidence. We will use BoldGrid site builder and include a BoldGrid Pro license in the site. You will be able to add additional pages and content. We will provide you a video tutorial to help you learn how to edit pages or create posts for your blog. We will make sure your site is lightening fast in being served to your visitors and is hosted in a very secure environment where it gets backed up every night. We will keep your software up to date so there are no vulnerabilities in your site.
¹This deal is available for new clients only. If you are an existing client and need a new site, we will be glad to price services based on significant savings.
Yes, you can build a website tonight, but will it represent your business accurately?
Have you noticed all the ads on television and social media for simple website services allowing you to “get a website tonight”? Can you “click, click” and build your website tonight?
What a great idea you think, why don’t we do that? Whoa! Not so fast! Building a website can be accomplished with programs such as these, but ask yourself these questions:
Will a template selected from the provided ones represent my business well?
Will it have my branding and approach to doing business or will I just have to go with what’s there hoping that my branding fits?
Will it be easy to add on to as my company grows?
Will my website be compatible with mobile devices?
Does my business own all the site graphics, design and content?
Will I be helped to understand what keywords, terms and tags will help position my firm in search engine results?
How can I be certain my site is registered with search directories, search engines and can be found by Google?
If I choose to leave the platform where I build my site, can I easily export and install my site on my own host?
If you are unsure of how to answer any of these questions, you owe it to yourself to do a bit of research on what constitutes a good website, how to create strong keyword centered copy that properly describes your business and gets you found in search engine results. Yes, small businesses need to have a website, especially one that will be viewable on mobile devices.
A local provider you can speak with can guide your planning
Can you get a website that is a customized fit for your business without breaking your budget? Yes you can. There are many companies like ours in the greater Charleston area that can create a custom site for you that meets your business needs, doesn’t break the bank and is done on time. In these days of realizing that local is the new green, support your local web design firm. It’s just good business for you, your community and for your business.
*This post was originally published in 2010 and has been updated and republished.
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