Small Business Websites Done Right

Small business websites are no longer a luxury. Your clients expect to find you on the web! This goes for just about any business.

But there are so many choices for small business web sites…

Small Business Websites10 Tips to Get Your Small Business Websites Started

  1. Do something- it doesn’t have to be perfect
  2. Think like a customer when having your site built- what do they want to know
  3. Get a domain name with your business name in it if possible
  4. Research- what do your competitors have
  5. Ask people you respect for referrals for web designers if possible
  6. Ask your developer questions- how much, how long to build, what do you think we should include, why
  7. Treat building your website as a partnership
  8. Make sure your site will be search engine friendly
  9. Make sure you own your site, pictures and domain
  10. Just like in business it isn’t always a good idea to go with the cheapest or a family member

There are a lot of do it yourself small business website template builders out there. A question you should ask yourself- is our business a cookie cutter business? The answer is probably no. You provide something that is a good value and is somewhat unique. Make sure your website is a good value, unique and reflects your business.

We specialize in building small business websites and offer a great value while building your website from scratch. See some examples of our clients small business websites. We speak English and business not geek. We’ll be gentle, we promise. You will be surprised at how easy the whole process can be.

 

 

Facebook Makes Big Changes to Business Pages

Facebook has changed the way they handle business pages- AGAIN!! (All Caps means I’m shouting). Starting in spring of 2011 Facebook allowed mini websites with custom landing pages. In English- you could actually have a little (520 pixel wide) website inside of Facebook where visitors would go to automatically when they went to your page.

This was really a nice way for a business who just did not have the time or inclination to post continually on Facebook to have a presence there. You could be on Facebook and not have to worry about constant updates. Not perfect but pretty darn good.

One thing about Facebook- expect the unexpected. Things change there all the time.

Another thing about Facebook- like it or not, people spend a lot of time there. Your competitors are there or will be soon.

So, what do you do?

Adjust. We spent 3 days updating everyone of our sites. First, we hated the changes, then, we tolerated them, now we actually sort of like them.

You can still have your mini website on Facebook and the pages are actually pretty good size now- 820 pixels wide. You just have to do a little directing to get your visitors to the site.

If you are not on Facebook yet, now is a great to get on. The cost is minimal, you can be competitive quickly since everyone is forced to change now. It is not as painful as you might think. Most important- your customers are there.

If you have questions or want to take the plunge, we would love to help. We will be gentle, we promise.