Weren't Computers Supposed
To Make Our Lives Easier?
We've made working with small business our
focus. By working closely with our web
clients, we've learned a lot about what a small businessperson
may or may not know about a lot of the tools they need to
use every day.
These links will speed you down the page
to learn more about the various services we provide:
Search Engine Help
Marketing & Web Marketing
Web Hosting Decisions
"Do It Yourself" Help
We offer a variety of services to enhance
your web presence, even if you already have a web site. There
are a number of reasons you may want to redesign your existing
web site. Perhaps you'd like to:
Enhance your ranking in the search
engines for specific search terms.
Update the appearance without modifying
the content or information architecture.
Analyze the site and optimize it
for faster loading, and usability.
We're quite experienced with the process
of site redesign. In fact our existing clients typically come
back to us not only when they need basic content updates,
but also when they want an entirely new look or functionality.
In a business like this, we think that's
a pretty good sign that we're doing a good job...
Your site will never be seen if it isn't
properly indexed by major search engines like Google, MSN,
and Yahoo. We have a variety of solutions to enhance your
search engine ranking, from basic submission services to complete
design optimization and implementation of large-scale linking
strategies. Learn more here.
& Web Marketing
There are an endless number of options for
marketing, promoting, and making money from your web site.
Targeted affiliate programs, targeted local advertising, member
and subscription based plans...let us help you refine a strategy.
We're also experienced with more traditional
methods of marketing like direct mail, and can probably add
some punch to what might otherwise be just junk mail.
If you own a small business, chances are
(unless you're in the tech industry yourself) that you didn't
start your business because you enjoy battling with software,
printers, and other hardware on a daily basis.
How many times have you wasted an hour or
more trying to open files someone sent you that were in an
unfamiliar format, or tinkered with a user-unfriendly piece
of software for what seems like forever just to format a simple
document, or export some useful data?
You're not alone.
Focus On Your Work, Not The Tools
As the desktop computer became more and
more commonplace over the last twenty years, a whole generation
of small business people has been expected to keep up with
rapidly evolving tools that essentially perform the same set
of tasks in new ways, or with a new interface.
If you're using Windows in conjunction with
other standard office software, we offer a crash course that
will help take the focus from the tools you use and let you
get to the real work you need to do.
Office Systems Consulting
Working with our clients we have often had
the opportunity to improve not only their familiarity with
the software they use to get work done, but helped them enhance
the underlying processes as well.
Especially with issues regarding document
management on a small-to-medium size business level, we can
provide help that will get you organized now, with simple
systems that can be scaled to suit greater needs at a later
Our clients' sites are hosted on HP Unix
web servers, running Apache, an industry standard for reliability.
If our hosting services don't
meet your needs (for instance, if you need a server-side application
like ColdFusion, or want to use Microsoft servers), we can
help you get connected with the
service you need. Learn more about hosting here.
With web site design, as with many things
in life, we don't recommend you try this at home. However,
we always provide our clients with as many tools as they care
to learn about to help them maintain their own site moving
into the future. We also have provided some launch points
for learning the basics of web design in our web
design resources pages.