This month, web developers Six Ticks developed a website for Shropshire Autism Service – a brand new organisation which specialise in assessment and interventions for children and young people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
If like Shropshire Autism Service, you are just starting out, a website will be a key part in helping to get your new business or idea off the ground. It’s therefore important that you avoid ‘quick fixes’ and make the right choice when it comes to web design. To help you out, our web development team has taken a minute to share our top three tips on investing in a website for your new business:
1. Avoid ‘Build It Yourself’ Websites
It’s so easy and super cheap to build a website yourself nowadays, but we would always recommend, if you are able to, investing in a website from a professional developer like Six Ticks.
Do-it-yourself websites will often be rigid in their functionality and importantly they rarely score highly on SEO rankings due to coding, they also commonly use open source technology and can frequently have security issues.
If you’ve got a new business you need people to be able to find you online and when they want to find a professional, trustworthy site. So it’s important your website ticks all the boxes for SEO, security, and usability.
2. Talk To Professional Web Developers
A good web designer will know their stuff and will be able to advise you on the basics such as user friendly design, SEO, and mobile optimisation.
But a great web designer will also get to know your business and build a website which is right for you. They will also help you to think outside of the box and make suggestions for features or functionality which will help you to stand out from the crowd.
Dr Lisa Williams, Founder of Shropshire Autism Service, comments on how Six Ticks helped with her new site:
“Six Ticks make dreams come true! Not only have they created a perfect website but they have guided, advised and encouraged me along the way. You get so much more than just the product from Six Ticks. My business couldn't have had a better start!”
3. Make Sure Your Website Can Grow With You
If you’re a new business, you’re probably just starting out, so you might not need an all singing, all dancing website right away, but in a year or two, as you grow, you might find that your business has evolved in unexpected ways, and that your site will need new features or functionality.
It’s therefore super important that your website can grow with your business, otherwise you may end up having to invest in a completely new site.
Make sure you talk to your web designer about your vision, and ask them how the website can develop with your business.
Web Design For New Businesses
If you’re just starting out and need a professional web developer, Six Ticks is here to help. Get in touch to discuss your project and our friendly team can advise you on how your website should tick all the boxes for you.