Business Development

Audits

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Domain Names & Hosting

Unless clients specifically request something different, I generally use WordPress to create my websites. There are various reasons for this this but principally it helps keep the development cost down, thereby making my services available to a wider audience of small and medium businesses. This Content Management System is perfect for both brochure and eCommerce sites

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Mobile Responsive

Put simply this just means that your website needs to change its structure and format to match the device the User is viewing your website on. As a result of recent changes Google has made to their search algorithms it is now more important than ever that your existing website is responsive and that any new website built looks and works perfectly on any device, from Desktop to Tablet and smartphone.

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Professional Email

Reliable email is key to any business. Having a professional email address so that customers or potential employers can contact you could be the difference between getting the job or failing.  If you would like a professional online presence (website) so that you can start to manage your own ‘brand’ with a matching email address in your own domain for example mike@mikecrisp.co.uk – I can help.

Choosing a web design company can be a tough decision, especially when there are so many to choose from. It’s important to find a company that understands your needs and takes you seriously. After all, you’re not just putting a web design project in their hands, you’re entrusting the image of your business to them.

The aim of this guide is to help you to ask the right questions so that you can be confident in your choice and to help you avoid making costly mistakes.

Build your own options

Of course you can try building your own, there are lots of options out there that are free/cheap. You can also paint your own house or tile your own bathroom, there are plenty of DIY shops. You can also file your own taxes, ‘they’ always make it sound so easy. But consider this…. if this is your livelihood and your business why would you put the work in the hands of an amateur or someone giving it a go. You wouldn’t, you’d want a professional who is not going to accidentally paint the ceiling, who’s not going to put in a wonky tile and you need someone who knows a few inside tricks to help you beat the competition. In summary… hire a professional.

Be realistic.

If you have a small budget, great things are still achievable BUT dont expect a site with bells and whistles.

 

Content is king.

So you’ve looked around and seen some examples you like, the chances are that the site looked great for 2 reasons.
a) The had well written, informative, keyword rich content
b) They used high quality, professional images

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