We do website development
Is your website functional and dynamic – or just a pretty brochure?
Most small businesses have a website and I’ve never met one yet that doesn’t use email but, just like PCs, no two are ever the same.
The first thing you need, if you don’t have it already, is a domain name. This means your email addresses belong to you and you can decide who hosts them for you and where. If you want to look reasonably professional you won’t do by advertising yourself with an address that ends in @hotmail.com or @btinternet.com or @talktalk.com or @sky.com. Your email address needs to end in @yourcompanyname.com or at least something relating to your company name.
You can then decide who hosts your emails and who hosts your website and they don’t have to be hosted by the same company. If you want us to, we can set this stuff up for you and it really doesn’t cost much money. We will ensure that your website and your emails are hosted by a large, UK-based hosting company that we can trust to respond in a timely manner when needed.
Your website is the key to your Internet presence and even small, local businesses need to embrace this and use it effectively. Your website and effective use of social media services like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn need to be intrinsically linked. Most small, local businesses have always found new customers through word-of-mouth and social media is the new ‘word-of-mouth’.
For this reason, you really need to have a website which is reasonably easy for you to update. You need to be able to edit the text, to change the photographs, to update news and views and blog sections without having to resort to the services of an expensive web design agency. We can definitely show you how to do this.
If you’re even slightly intrigued and feel you’d like to talk to someone face-to-face about what all this means for your particular business, then fill in the contact form below. We only need a name and current email address and we’ll do the rest.