The purpose of any businesses site is to engage your audience. Just as designing your brick and mortar location, your website serves the same purpose - to impress upon your customers your passion and enthusiasm for what your serving up (no matter what the business).
This post is in response to all those small business owners I've met with over the past year that claim that their websites are 'just fine'. Let's be clear we would never schedule a meeting with a potential small business client if we weren't dead certain that they could benefit from a redesign of their current website.
If you haven't read our recent post touting up Squarespace as 'THE' platform to consider when considering a new website design - consider reading that before diving into these reviews. We gave you a bit of a preview of the features and benefits of Squarespace but what about how it stacks up against the competition? Below are some independent reviews that can help you make a decision in choosing between some of the most popular website builders.
As you contemplate your new website's design your also faced with a big decision. The platform in which to use for designing, hosting and maintaining your website. Squarespace should be among your top considerations and here's why...
Having worked with many nonprofits myself, the one rule that stands out as being the most critical is finding that firm that aligns with your vision. They should display the same passion and enthusiasm as you do - if they don't, move on!
Your website is extremely important to your business. Many times it is your first impression to customers, donors or business partners. A design that sucks will result in a loss of credibility, evaporating any level of trust that may have existed.