We provide Crowdsourcing and Website Development Solutions
We Develop all our Websites on a Responsive Design Platform. Responsive Design Websites Show up on Search Engines, it’s just not good enough to just have a mobile version anymore.
We provide affordable local web design and development services for the Twin Ports of Duluth-Superior and surrounding areas. With over 19 years of web development and 24 years of graphic design experience and combined with 30 years of small business experience.
We know how to develop an effective website that will help your small business attract new customers. At the same time, help you provide better customer service to your existing clients.
Best of all we will save you money and time since you don’t have work with a large team of developers or work with additional vendors.
Give us a call for a free consultation today!
A Business Website is an important asset for any small business, but 50% of all small business don’t even have one.
This first thing they will tell you if you take a class on starting a small business is the need to develop a website to help promote your new business, so where is the DISCONNECT?
The price and better yet, the diversity of price seems to be the major factor for small business website development. How can one developer give me a price for $5,000 and another developer gives me a price for $15,000.00 for the same exact functions and features. Just like a local Attorney can charge what they determine their services are worth, so can a web developer charge a fair price for their skill level. The higher the skill level and experience the Attorney offers is directly related to what they charge for their services. It is no different from a skilled and experienced Web Developer charging more because they have the experience, and in the long run save you MONEY.
Today however, most websites are built today by teams of people or business partnerships, and that’s why it can become very expensive! If you can find a single consultant that can do all aspects, Front End, Back End as well as Graphic & Web Design you are way ahead of the game since your not paying that high price for that Team of People. While you’re still getting the quality website you need for your small business.
Let us show you have you can get a Great Website for a Great Price, Call or Email us today for a free consultation.
We also develop our sites on a Contact Management System Platform (WordPress) so you can take full control of your website content and even run your own Blog. We will teach you how as part of our services and it’s also included in every website package.
We also specialize in website development with a crowdsourcing focus. We can assist your company in the development of your own crowdsourcing platform as well as marketing strategies and content development that set your company apart from the crowd by engaging the crowd. Wired Magazine first defined the term back in 2006. As the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people or online community rather from traditional employees. We believe that the use and evolution of the Internet have drastically changed many of our standard business models in ways many of us didn’t expect. One of the most prominent models the Internethas affected isThe Standard Advertising Model, and yet this business model is still the hope of every internet startup and the way they will monetize their product or service.
Here is an introduction Video, it gives you a great overview of the crowdsourcing concept.
The Ad Model may still work on a local basis but on a national basis it simply does not work. Let’s take a look at some simple facts. Thirteen Years ago a small business Ad on Yahoo would probably have cost about a thousand dollars, today if they charged you more than a dollar they would be overcharging. CPM (Cost Per 1000 Impressions) have dropped about 1000% on National Ads in 13 years!Look what has happened to the music and publishing industries, they have been totally decimated by the Internet, and it has nothing to do with piracy. The Cost Per Engagement Model has benefits and it quantifiable, but the size of the audience has also dwindled. The CPE only pays on quantifiable links, but still there is a the bigger picture. The value is diminishing on all forms of Advertising because internet democratization is lowering the Dollar value of all channels you can distribute Advertising on. That’s why engagement with social media is important in monetizing the numbers.
Television is another example, maybe the Ads on TV do engage the Audience, but the quality of TV programming itself have suffered greatly with the Democratization of media!
Have you watched any good TV Shows lately? Most likely no, since they don’t make good Television anymore it has been replaced by low-quality reality TV. Not because content creators can’t produce them they can, they just can’t monetize them with the fragmented audiences.All due to the breakdown of this one business model.
Changing Business Models have a major impact on the Success of your Business.
Don’t believe me, here are a few statistics that now most small businesses have to deal with in 2016.
Now (40%) of all retail purchases are purchases on the internet. Here are a few reasons:
No real website development in local communities 50% of small businesses in 2014 didn’t even have a website! So they are making most of those online purchases on large national websites not locally!
The rise of the intent giants that have made location (local Stores) and the convenience of that called Commercial Friction irrelevant and the lowest price now is the only determining factor in the sale!
Top all that off with an unfair internet tax that hurts local small business! A Tax, the Giants, don’t have to pay!
This was the point, I was trying to make and so far the major benefactors of this change have been the large internet companies and even still the large big box stores. Even these stores, have seen a major loss in market share due the internet giants but still pose a problem to the local small business. I know this is something we all have come to know well here in the northland.
So Internet Democratization is happening and you can make it work for your business if you start realizing that a website is almost as important as your physical location at a fraction of the cost!
We think that the next step in Internet democratization is going to be the
Local Revolution. WHY NOT JOIN US!
With the advent and acceptance of online transactions coupled with social media, we can now have the choice to think about and control how we spend our money online. So why not provide your customers the opportunity to buy local from your small business BY HAVING A GREAT ECOMMERCE WEBSITE. The key is to educate the public on the importance of BUYING LOCAL! It’s the glue that binds communities together, it’s better for all if we live, work buy and invest in a community we know!