Squarespace is best for graphic design-focused businesses with visual appeal, like marketing companies, artists, photographers, and designers. Starting at $12/month, the learning curve for using its website editor can be comparatively steeper, but they have built-in advanced design tools like Adobe Creative Suite for editing Getty or Unsplash images, allowing the visual craftsman to design to his or her heart’s content.
To attract traffic to their website and cause, they offer a simple and intuitive user experience with clear call to action buttons displayed prominently (like “Shop the Collection”) on their home and product pages. All site images are authentic and inspiring, featuring women and girls excelling in athletics. Overall, users enjoy a smooth onsite experience with few frustrations, and leave with inspiration to better themselves and those around them.
Though not a web-hosting service, Template Monster is a great option for business owners looking for themes at varying prices. We recommend their Monstroid2 WordPress template as a solid multipurpose template. It works well for the launch of personal web pages, business or ecommerce sites, and is a feature-rich theme designed for expert webmasters and beginners alike. 
The average B2B buyer now makes an average of 12 online searches before interacting with a vendor’s website, and they are already 57 percent of the way through the buying process before they want to speak with a sales representative. Even for industrial and manufacturing companies—67 percent of purchases are influenced by digital. Not only that, but half of all B2B customers today also expect a supplier’s website to be a helpful channel and more than a third expect the site to be their most helpful channel.

You bring the vision, I’ll bring the words. I am a creative storyteller and brand strategist for beauty, health, and wellness brands. I help small businesses and entrepreneurs bring their brands to life through content, brand messaging, and strategy. Who are You? You’re a marketing manager or small business owner who understands the key to connection is in the story. You have the big idea, whether that’s a marketing campaign, your website content, or your social media. But, you lack the words to make your brand’s content align with how you want your business to show up in the world. As a writer, crafting meaningful stories is the heart of my work. As a digital marketer, I understand how connections work in sales, online, and in copy. I have worked with startups and indie brands to craft their brand stories and copy, with small business to develop the messages and strategy to reach their audiences, and with global companies who want to transform their content. Let me help you find your brand’s voice, craft the brand messages that match the passion behind your work, create the copy for your website, blog, and marketing campaigns, or work with you to develop the strategy to reach your customers. Let’s set your brand apart with creative storytelling and brand strategy that connects--and converts.


I bought a condo in Puerto Vallarta this last year that I am wanting to make available to friends and family. I want to create a simple, yet attractive, website with photos, descriptions, local information and an availability calendar that I can keep updated. I don’t want to use one of the major vacation rental websites as I don’t want to open the property to the world. I have no experience at all in website design, however I’m a reasonably intelligent person. How reasonable is it that I would be able to create the website I am imagining using your tutorial, and would you still think WordPress is the best option for what I am envisioning?

Affordability: One of the most important factors for small business owners is the price. You need a website builder that’s affordable now, and will still be affordable when your business grows. Think about how your site will evolve as your business grows. The best website builder software will ideally include plans that allow you to scale up easily when you need to.
I used to tell small business owners that it didn't matter if they had a website if most of their business was local. But now almost everyone uses the internet to get information - even local information. Potential customers are using their Smartphones and tablets  to decide where to go and what to buy. So your small business has to come up in local search or beware; people who are searching will find other local businesses rather than yours.
This is your chance to show off positive reviews your company has received. Where possible, include photos and contact info of the author (a link their social media account, not their personal phone number). This will add authenticity to each testimonial. Anyone can write a review, but those with photos of real people that can be traced to an actual source credibility and establishes trust.
Weebly has been around for a while, and so it’s definitely one of the most popular website builders out there. There are no hidden costs involved in constructing a new website — and although premium and ecommerce versions do exist, a vast majority of small businesses are unlikely to need them. Weebly’s top feature is its intuitive, drag-and-drop interface that makes Web creation dead simple for even the most IT-challenged individuals.
Most web designers offer a wide variety of services to make your website aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Modern web design must be mobile-friendly and scalable, capable of expanding to include a blog, social media sites, and even video streaming; web designers are experts at integrating various web technologies. They can build the site, add functionality, test it, launch it on a live server, and track and maintain its performance.
Then came the world wide web and a new disruption to the commercial status quo: the digital transformation. As more and more consumers realized they could find what they needed online faster and more effectively than a phone book, behavior shifted away from using the printed directory. By 2011, 70 percent of all Americans rarely or never used printed phone directories. Also in 2011, more than 59 percent of consumers were already going online to find local businesses.
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