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How to Choose a Web Design Company for Your Small Business Or Non-Profit

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: November 23, 2016

If you're not in the web design industry, it can be difficult to know how to choose a web design company for your small business or non-profit. There are lots of businesses out there who make a lot of promises when it comes to web design: guaranteed visitors, mobile responsiveness, sites that never need to be updated, etc. The truth is that buying a website is a lot like buying a car: some cars are great and are exactly as-advertised. Some are pretty good, but are overpriced and not worth your money. And others are downright lemons. Some Other Questions You…

How to Spot a Bad Web Designer: 5 Warning Signs

Relevance: 82%      Posted on: May 24, 2017

Not sure how to spot a bad web designer? If you are a non-profit manager or small business owner, you may feel that you're dependent on the person you just hired to build your website or redesign your old one. You also might feel like it's difficult to tell the difference between a good web designer and a bad one. Below are 5 warning signs to look for before you sign that contract. Warning Sign #1: Offers to Work Without a Contract The first way to spot a bad web designer is that they frequently "offer" to work without a…

The 6 Biggest Web Design Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Relevance: 76%      Posted on: February 28, 2018

You’ve built a website that represents your business well. You took pictures. You created content for multiple pages. You purchased a domain and server space. You made your website live. So, why aren’t you getting the customer response you expected? You might have fallen prey to common web design mistakes that small businesses make. Even a few of these mistakes can drive all but the most loyal customers away. Web Design Mistake #1: Slow Loading Website With the advent of high-speed Internet, customers are no longer patient about waiting for webpages to load. Most customers will wait no longer than…

The 6 Biggest Web Design Mistakes Non-Profits Make

Relevance: 72%      Posted on: March 14, 2018

With a singular dream, conviction, and continual hard work, your nonprofit has made the journey from concept to reality. Every day your organization strives to live out its mission and vision while constantly trying to cultivate support. Your website can be a powerful tool to brand your organization and to cultivate the donors and volunteers that you need to sustain and grow. Unfortunately, your website can also drive away the support your organization needs if is not carefully crafted and maintained. Below are some of the biggest web design mistakes non-profits make and how you can avoid them. Web Design…

UX for Small Business: 3 Tips for Digital Success

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: February 14, 2018

If you run a small business with any kind of digital presence, you need to think about UX for small business. If you have a website, mobile app, or social media presence, you have users for those digital points of contact. And if you have users, then those users come with certain expectations. Whether those expectations are met determines whether they interact with you, become leads, or eventually become customers. This means that, regardless of the type of product or service you're selling, if you have a web presence, you need to think about user experience (or UX). What Is…

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Design Your Own Website

Relevance: 60%      Posted on: May 17, 2017

Before you design your own website, consider what is best for your business or non-profit. Do you have the time, expertise, and resources to do a good job? Do you know best practices for mobile-ready web design in a world where smartphone usage is currently higher than 75%? Do you have the necessary skills to maintain your website after you build it? If you answered no to one or more of these questions, you should read this post before you make the decision to design your own website. You owe it to yourself to know what you're getting into before…

3 Tips for Building a Non-Profit Website

Relevance: 53%      Posted on: October 25, 2017

Building a non-profit website is difficult for many organizations. Whether you're working with a non-profit as a volunteer or are a staff member or non-profit director, it can be difficult to find the resources necessary to develop a great website. At the same time, building a non-profit website that is effective, looks good, and provides visitors with relevant features is absolutely essential if you want your non-profit to be successful. That being said, a lot of the advice we gave for building a small business website will apply to building a non-profit website as well. There is some advice we have that is…

How Not to Get Locked Out of Your Own Website

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: January 18, 2017

Are you locked out of your own website? Did you sign a contract without really reading it and now you have to spend a fortune just to update your website? Did you pay for a website to be built and now it hasn't been updated in forever? Were you unaware you could be locked out of your own website? We are continually surprised by how many referral clients we get who have been locked out of their own website by another digital firm. Our first work for them typically involves digging them out of the contract they signed that granted…

5 Website Must-Have Features for Small Businesses and Non-Profits

Relevance: 47%      Posted on: May 31, 2017

Website must-have features come and go. What is essential one year may be ineffective the next. If you are a non-profit manager or small business owner looking to build a website, or improve your current one, you may find yourself lost in the jargon of web design. Responsive? Single-page? CMS? Custom? Before you go chasing trends, read below to discover the 5 website must-have features that just about every organization needs. Won't This List of 'Website Must-Have Features' Be Outdated as Soon as It's Published? It's true that web design trends change on an almost daily basis, but when you're running…

3 Tips for Building a Small Business Website

Relevance: 43%      Posted on: October 18, 2017

If you're in the process of building a small business website, or have built one in the past, you know there are a lot of options available. Everywhere you go online these days there seem to be new tools available for building websites for little to no cost. You may also be wondering what option is best for your business. When clients ask us this question, we typically ask them about their goals and help them develop a website that will help them accomplish those goals. Not all website solutions are created equal, you see, and it's essential to find…

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