If you’re in business, the answer’s almost certainly ‘Yes’. It used to be essential to have a listing in the Yellow Pages, so that your customers would find your business. Now they will search first on the Internet. If your business doesn’t have a web presence, you don’t exist.
The best website designers understand your confusion. They will take time to explore your business requirements and to answer your questions. Step away from those who don’t offer this courtesy.
It’s helpful to have an idea of what you like, as far and design and functionality is concerned. Find websites you like the look of and talk to other business owners about theirs. When you see something suitable, the web designer’s name is often at the bottom of the home page. Many web design companies are listed on theBestof or search Google for ‘web design’ in your local area; for example, ‘web design Forest of Dean’.
Then choose at least three companies and approach them with a list of your questions. Don’t be nervous about this - it’s important to do your homework at this stage. After your research, it should be a simple decision for you.
The all-important question! Whatever you’re buying, from a pair of shoes to a luxury yacht, it all depends on what you want. Websites are certainly no exception to that. Free websites have their limitations, but are suitable for some businesses wanting a simple web presence. At the opposite end of the spectrum are complex e-commerce or interactive sites, which can cost into the thousands of pounds. Most companies won’t need this. They will want a reasonably priced, professionally produced website that’s easy to update.
At Iscaweb, Michael Goody prides himself on being able to speak to his clients at their level of understanding. He’s happy to spend time explaining anything that is proving confusing, drawing on his years of experience in web design. Iscaweb customers have provided lots of positive testimonials and Michael will put you in touch with clients who have had sites built that are similar to your needs. Why not take the first step to a new website today, and get in touch with Michael?
A good designer will be happy to answer questions about anything that is relevant to you and your business.
Needless to say, if the responses to your questions
aren’t clear, move on to another provider.
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