My business is small, do I really need a website?
'Many small business owners view their business as a totally offline entity, pursuing traditional means to promote themselves and win new customers. However, regarding any business (from the largest enterprise to the sole trader, or anything in between) as purely offline is a risky strategy to take when your customers are spending more and more of their time online.
Harnessing the web as a business tool is important, even for businesses that may consider themselves as primarily offline. Beauty businesses, fitness businesses, plumbers, driving instructors and any number of other service businesses ultimately all measure success by their ability to build offline relationships – and the web can play a huge part in that. So no matter how established your businesses is offline, it's crucial to get the basics of online in place.' The Guardian
how long will it take to design my website?
Generally speaking, if you have a clear idea of what you would like, and we receive the necessary information and images for your site in good time, we can turn it around for you in around two to four weeks. Sometimes however, a site may be more complex and it may take a little longer.
how much will my website cost?
Starting from only £500! At present we are offering an introductory offer for a website containing 8 navigational pages or less. This presents amazing value to achieve the online presence necessary in the digital age. Most websites for small business will not need more than 8 pages but if you do, feel free to contact us for more information.
What do you need from me to design my website?
- Firstly we will need a brief - what do you need your website to do for you, how many pages do you need (home, gallery, shop, contact etc).
- An idea of how you would like your website to look - send us links of existing sites that suit your business.
- All content for your website including text, images, contact details and existing logos.
what format would you like images supplied in?
It is best to have images supplied in JPEG or PNG format. Most digital cameras will produce adequate resolution of images (the higher the better) and these images can be emailed or uploaded via a transfer site. If you do get stuck our design team can always help you with your images.
WILL I BE ABLE TO EDIT CONTENT AFTER MY WEBSITE HAS BEEN MADE?
Yes. The platform we use is almost as easy to work with as Microsoft Word. We will also provide an instruction pack on delivery of your website to guide you through the process.
will my website show up in google?
Yes. All our websites work well within search engines such as Google, Yahoo! And Bing. We ensure full keyword, metatag administration and page title tools to maximise search engine rankings.Your website will be registered and will contain analytical monitoring tools.
what about a domain name?
If you already have a domain name, this can be easily mapped to your new site.
If you need a domain name, our CMS platform can provide one (this will be free if you pay the annual fee for their web hosting).
WHAT OTHER COSTS MAY BE INVOLVED?
We will help you subscribe to our award winning web host.
Basic plan - £65 yearly or £7 per month
- including capacity for 20 Pages, Galleries and Blogs with unlimited bandwidth,storage and 2 contributors
- Fully integrated E-Commerce
- Sell 1 Product & accept donations
Business plan - £129 yearly or £11 per month
- including unlimited Pages, Galleries and Blogs with unlimited bandwidth, storage and contributors
- Fully integrated E-Commerce
- Sell up to 20 Products
- Developer Platform