Small Business Websites
As a small business, you’re nimble, you’re adaptable, and you’re already occupying a niche market. You need a website that’s easy to maintain and offers a lot of utility for your users. And you don’t want to spend tens of thousands to build it. Small businesses are poised to take advantage of the low-cost customization that a platform like WordPress offers, and you don’t need a team of developers to put it together for you.
When you work with me to build your small business website, I partner with a local designer from within my network and we collaborate on a look that best suits your brand. We’re both professionals with day jobs in the web world, so we offer the extra advantage of working day-to-day on the bleeding edge. We only take on the kind of work we feel is better served by a duet like us.
Our goal is simple: Build a platform that performs the way you need it to, so you can focus on what you really care about, which is doing business.
And if you’re local, we meet you in person. Just us—no third party vendors, no offshore labor, no hours on the phone waiting for tech support.
Custom WordPress Themes
I don’t make “WordPress themes.” I make websites that use WordPress to empower you to take back control of your content. It’s self-defeating, actually—if I do my job right, you won’t need me after your site is launched. You’ll have graduated from plucky-client-looking-for-a-gun-for-hire to plucky-web-editor-who-may-never-look-back.
Whether you’re a blogger, entrepreneur, or small business owner, the powerful WordPress Dashboard can make your life easier. It’s already making the lives of millions of bloggers all around the world easier, so why not you too?
Forget about wrangling with “WordPress themes” that are almost what you wanted. Stop wading through a sea of wonky community plugins. Isn’t your time worth something? Why not spend it wisely?
Redesign & Rebranding
Sometimes the best solution is to start fresh. There’s no shame in that. You’ve gone down one direction and you or your users are spent. Now it’s time to take the road less traveled by.
If you’re a small business owner or an entrepreneur, and you have an existing web presence but it’s no longer meeting your expectations, I can help you take the next step.
My process is a simple, five-step approach that takes us from Discovery to Deployment in as few as three to four weeks.
Get in touch and let’s start talking about your redesign.
Let’s face it: The Internet is full of cranks. Like any highly technical discipline, the world of web design has its chieftains as well as its charlatans. The trick is deciphering who is what.
I, for one, am no theorist. I prefer the drab but well-tested to the experimental and flashy. I like technology I can rely on. I try every day to be a foe of obsolescence.
Naturally, my desire to keep things sane makes being a web worker in the 21st century all the more difficult, because I’m up against a daily sea-change, from floods of new software updates to the detritus of new devices to a tentacled mess of new web services the lifecycles of which change faster than I can define them.
But that’s my life. It doesn’t have to be yours.
Let me do the deciphering for you. Drop me a line.
Hey, one more thing. I happen to have a graduate degree in “Writing, Literature, and Publishing” and a bachelor’s in English lit lying around. I also happen to be academically trained in formal poetry and book and magazine publishing. I have a penchant for creative writing and pop culture.
What does this have to do with you? It means I can speak your language as well as the language of developers. Unlike many of my colleagues, my background isn’t in technology—I ended up here accidentally on the way to a totally different career.
Content strategy is all about bridging the gap between the message you want to convey and the means of conveyance. Invest in a translator who understands both.