Big Website Design
Especially for Small Businesses
You’re a small business or nonprofit with big aspirations, and that means you need a great website. After some research, you realize your aspirations outpace your budget.
What should you do?
Do it yourself
The first option is to try to do it yourself with a Wix or SquareSpace site, which might take around 40 hours to complete, if you’re really good with websites. However, you’re a smart business owner who knows your DIY website would probably look more amateur than you want for your professional business. Plus, those 40 hours could have been spent on a task within your realm of expertise.
Hire a jack-of-all-trades freelancer
The second possibility is to hire a jack-of-all-trades web designer to handle the strategy, design, programming, copywriting, and project management that all goes into a good website. While there is definitely an abundance of freelancers, they can be flaky, part-time workers who more than likely don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge in all those fields to truly carry your website to its full potential.
Hire a professional website development team
Finally, because even the simplest, yet high quality, small business website requires 20 to 30 hours of work, you can hire a professional website development team like e9digital to bring your vision to life. Your e9 team would include specialists organized by a point person and producer to ensure that your project is completed successfully. While it is a little more expensive than Options 1 or 2, the results are guaranteed, and your aspirations are achieved. Each of e9’s small business clients enjoys 5 core sets of services. Read on to learn the secrets behind their successful small business websites.
No two projects are exactly alike
No two projects are exactly alike, so the team at e9 adjusts their services for each client in order to provide the most beneficial results. The following are examples of how e9’s services can accommodate different scopes of projects, clients, and budgets—and how they may be able to help your business.
Identity, Content Strategy, Custom Website
Gateway Housing is a new nonprofit in NYC. Aligning nicely to New York Mayor DeBlasio’s goal of creating more affordable housing options in NYC, Gateway works to provide ongoing, transitional housing for the homeless. The powerhouse creative team at e9 jumped in to help create a website for this nonprofit. Gateway brought a lot of content to the table: pages and pages of policies, partnerships, and images. Right away, the team set out to develop a content strategy to organize the content and create a logo for Gateway. The photos given to e9 did not evoke the warm, hopeful nature of Gateway Housing’s mission, so editing was done to help the images better tell the brand’s optimistic story. The important details of their policies were organized into sections to make the page more navigable and easier to digest. This also helped turn the policies into a story.
Identity, Custom Website
The blog, Lavish’d, belongs to a strong, passionate, independent blogger named Christina Winks. The e9 team helped Christina rebrand her blog from the more youthful ChristinaWinks.com, to the higher quality, more luxurious, Lavishd.com that better matched her goal for her brand. The new website not only matches her brand, it celebrates her creativity. Rather than choosing a new WordPress theme, e9 inherited an existing theme from a developer that Christina had previously used. The team worked with what was given to them and seamlessly implemented the necessary design changes. In addition to the creation of this website and other marketing materials for Christina’s brand, e9 also offers her ongoing support. The team coaches Christina in how to optimize her images before she posts them to ensure consistency of display. As her brand continues to evolve, e9 is there to help her implement new components and content to her website.
Identity, Custom Website
The Philipose Group (TPG) is a luxury commercial real-estate company based out of New York. TPG relies on e9 for more than just website development and support, but also for more traditional marketing needs. When TPG came to e9 for a new website, there was a lot of content refinement needed to communicate the messaging and story of the brand. TPG had a very good idea of how they wanted their website to function and look visually, and e9 worked closely with them to create a one-page website complete with modern and trendy techniques to make the content stand out. e9 continues to support TPG through traditional marketing materials such as business cards and presentation slides that evoke the high-quality feel of the website and brand.
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e9digital strives to be a valuable partner to small business clients. Whatever the scope of work, size of business, budget, or timeline, e9 offers a solution. When a small business chooses e9, they choose a partner that wants success for their business as much as they do.