Griffiths web design based in Royston, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Why your business NEEDS a professional website

Author:   Michael Griffiths

Date created:   12 April 2016

[postpic=why_your_business_needs_a_website.png class=img-responsive center-block title=Why your business needs a website by Griffiths Web Design alt=Why your business needs a website by Griffiths Web Design style=STYLE][/postpic] [l] Like many business owners, you may believe your business cannot benefit from having a website or that a website is not within your budget. Or maybe you think because you don’t use a computer, neither do your potential customers. These are misconceptions. The reasons show why your company NEEDS a professional website, no matter what size your business may be [/l] [ord] [item][l]YOUR BUSINESS WILL GAIN CREDIBILITY In today’s world more and more consumers use the internet to search for the products or services they need. Your business will gain credibility by having a professional website. Without one, potential customers will go to your competitors that do. If you already have a website but it is "home-made" or template based, having it professionally redesigned will provide your business with a unique professional image which will inspire even greater confidence. For home-based businesses, this is particularly beneficial since you do not have a store front to promote your products or services. [/l][/item] [item][l]A WEBSITE SAVES YOUR BUSINESS MONEY As a business owner you may think that you cannot afford a professionally designed and developed website, but fortunately this is not true. In fact quite the opposite is true, you cannot afford not to have one. Our brochure sites start at £200. The costs after the initial creation of the site are also very low, with hosting costing around £5 a month. If you compare this to the cost of advertising through printed media you’ll see that there is no contest. Having a website is the most cost effective way to market your business. [/l][/item] [item][l]YOUR CUSTOMERS WILL BE CONTINUALLY KEPT UP TO DATE Think of your website as being your online brochure or catalogue. It is much easier and quicker to update information about your products and services on your website than in print material, making it an effective way of letting your customers know about the arrival of new products, upcoming events, special promotions, or any new services you now offer. Unlike print ads which quickly become outdated, your website can provide current information and news. [/l][/item] [item][l]IT’S ALWAYS ACCESSABLE, WHEREVER AND WHENEVER YOUR CUSTOMERS WANT Your website will be available to your current and potential customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Your customers will be able to view your products and services no matter the time or place, which with today’s busy lifestyles can be a lifeline to your business and to your customers. [/l][/item] [item][l]TARGET A WIDER AUDIENCE THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE Your website will be available to people in all walks of life. As such all those potential customers that you’ve been missing out or didn’t even know existed can come and view your products and services. In the modern world, when searching for a service or product most people will use search engines to find what they need. Without an effective web presence all of those potential clients will be directed elsewhere. Can you afford to lose these clients? Remember that every client that goes elsewhere is money that could have been in your pocket. [/l][/item] [/ord]

About the author

My name is Michael Griffiths, I am a website designer and developer and the owner of Griffiths Web Design. I am based in Royston, Hertfordshire. Most of my work is local, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Essex etc. but that’s not to say I won’t work elsewhere. One of the wonders of modern technology is remote working. So no matter where the client is located it is always possible to connect.

I specialise in creating ASP.NET webforms applications using C#. I use Microsoft SQL Server for database development and on the front end I use Html, CSS and JavaScript. I am also proficient in the use of jQuery and several CSS frameworks.

One of my greatest passions in life is learning. Which is why I chose to pursue a career in web design and development, technology is in a state of constant and rapid evolution which means there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy writing, both fiction and non-fiction.


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