And that’s why you need a business-grade solution
Your business is not the quite same as the next business
You need work with a company that can help you discover the best ways of differentiating you online.
The internet is important enough in to give it a proper chance
You need a company that is willing to take the time to show you how to take advantage of it.
You have plans to grow your business
You need a company that can support you in that growth (not hinder it)
You don't have the time or money to get it wrong
Don't gamble on companies without a good website of their own or that are geared towards making a fast buck.
Most Web Design Companies
Starfish Web Strategy
What you get
A pretty website
A business solution
Give people information about the business or individual
Increase sales, brand identity and reduce cost of doing business.
Small shop, like florists, musical instruments, small shops, individuals who need a portfolio
Small to medium sized businesses, dealing with other businesses (B2B) or large business to consumer operations.
Level of Service
People Working On Your Project
Price low, build fast, make many, charge extra for everything else later. Forget about the client once built.
Long term strategic relationship, project management, customer account management, guidance and partnership.
Possibly exorbitant and unnecessary maintenance plans
Reasonable and comprehensive case by case maintenance
Skills in Employees
Design and computing grads who are pressured to build quick and efficiently. They get no business training.
UI experts, information architects, business graduates, project managers, web producers, marketing experts, programmers, creative directors, copywriters.
Listen to needs, build, deploy
Listen to needs, consult, propose solution, competitive analysis, design, revise, build, quality assurance, maintain and improve.
Many outsourced websites use basically modified free templates, just meeting your minimum requirements; while also making it hard for you to update your own website.
We optimize and use the best platforms currently available such as Wordpress, Wix, Duda and ModX- so you never have to worry about.
1 year's guidance and training
Sometimes included. Cost of hosting is usually bumped up and done on the cheap.
We set it up for you with a hosting company of your choosing. It's in your name. You pay for it, so it's in your control.