If you run a local business, however small, you may have thought about getting a web presence. Or perhaps you are online already and need a fresh start? There are plenty of free options today, including our own OurLocality Free! package. OurLocality Plus! is also very cheap at £24 / year.
But in many cases small businesses lack the time and expertise to take up such options, even if they are very low-cost. And, chances are you need a tailored solution and ongoing support. This is where OurLocality for Business comes in.
OurLocality for Business!
- set you up – you will need to provide us with the basic information, and we’ll do the copy writing if that’s not your thing
- help you find a suitable and distinctive template, one that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg or is adaptable as your needs change or grow
- reserve a domain & help you get it all working correctly, this can be a bit arcane
- advise on marketing / search engine basics / using social media and avoid expensive mistakes
- give you the coaching to help you manage your new site – you’ll need to learn some stuff, but if you know your way around Word, email and facebook, you should be fine
- provide ongoing support – we won’t disappear the moment the invoice is paid, though the support doesn’t come completely free
- install and configure appropriate plugins to make your site function professionally and effectively
Why would you use our platform?
- you will be networked locally but also search engine friendly
- support is responsive, friendly and local – not from some remote call centre in a remote corner of the universe
- you can start very small and grow at a pace that suits you
- there is no lock-in – if you find that your needs outgrow our capacity to help and support you, we won’t make things difficult and provide you with an export file
- our systems are open source and even where we use propriety tools – they are never prohibitively expensive
- our systems are industry strength and used by all sorts of people and businesses from the Prime Minister’s office to CNN
- our systems don’t cost the earth
- we won’t flog you something you don’t really need