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Customize or Perish – A Guide To Website Success

by Monte_Beck ‎08-30-2010 06:33 AM - edited ‎08-30-2010 11:08 AM

1438iA4C426DCCC08054DAs was mentioned on Friday, small- and medium-sized businesses need a website and finding a simple, easy affordable solution to create one can be a distracting or daunting task for many. 

 

We’ve looked at a lot of business research and it’s clear to us that the number one challenge for SMB is finding the time to design and the money for an effective website.  We already know that a large percentage of SMBs either don’t have a website or have ‘placeholder’ sites with limited functionality for the business.

 

No matter what kind of business you’re in – pizza parlor or financial consultant, for example, you need a strong website presence 24/7.  Most pizzerias these days have online ordering options with the ability for customers to – dare I say it? – customize their orders.  If you’re a financial consultant, your clients may look to you for a daily stream of financial market information, as well as the ability to view and, in some cases, customize their investments online.

 

While there are multiple website hosting and web listing options out there from the likes of Go Daddy! and Google among them, they don’t offer the robust features and ease of use that the new Verizon Websites powered by Intuit and Web Listings services do..  We know this because we’ve benchmarked against these and many of our direct competitors’ offerings.  After all, you have a choice and we don’t like coming in second place on your list of preferred providers.

 

With Verizon Websites, creating a company website is as easy as clicking and dragging your mouse.  In about three (3) easy steps you can launch your website:

 

Step 1: Pick the look of your website

There are over 2,000 website designs custom-tailored for 100 industries.  If you don’t like any of the design in your industry, say you didn’t like any of the bakery designs, but liked a designed that’s suggested for a sporting store… no problem!  Use which ever design you love and customized it for your business.

 

Step: 2 Customize it

Add in your company logo and your own text or edit what’s suggested in the template.  Use graphics to make your website more attractive – there are 250,000 images to choose from.    

 

Step: 3 Go LIVE!

It takes just one click of the button and your company website will be online and available to view by another.

 

It can’t get any easier than that can it?  Okay, if you want it even easier, just call us and we’ll walk you through the process or, for a small fee, a website designer will build it for you.

 

In any event, at Verizon, we’re so excited about these two new services: can do for your business that we’re giving both away – Verizon Websites powered by Intuit and Web Listings – (with domain name, web analytics, and an e-commerce capability) as a bonus for 12 months when you sign for one of our newly simplified Solutions bundles with either FiOS Internet or High Speed Internet and voice services.—now available with no term contract.  We also have bundles that include TV at a great price too.

 

Of course, Verizon Websites and all its design and hosting capabilities is available for $19.99/month and the powerful search engine registration and analytics of Web Listings for $14.99/month.  I’d encourage you to look very closely at what kind of capabilities and support you’ll be getting for your website with Verizon Websites powered by Intuit.  Intuit has worked with us to develop an exceptional suite of tools that make it extremely easy to build and manage your site to keep it up to date and you’ll have access to expert web advisors 7 days a week.

 

So, if you’re committed to the success of your business, invest in a good set of easy-to-use website tools that put you on the map and keep your customers coming back day-after-day, week-after-week.  Now, Go Get Connected, Get Online, and Get Discovered!

 

 

Comments
by mario zamora(anon) on ‎11-20-2010 11:02 AM

floor care and housekeeping

by Linda Weintraub(anon) on ‎11-22-2010 12:47 PM

small business can get connected on line, shop, receive services and communicate through verizon & intuit!!

by RAMON y ROSA VALENCIA FOR LA BOTANA MEXICAN RESTAURANT(anon) on ‎11-24-2010 12:50 AM

Verizon has always been our partner, 40 years of owning restaurants and sharing their commitment to excellence! Thanks for the opportunity to speak our mind. Hope you check us out next time your on our side of the world, our restaurant is rated best in the area when it comes to Mexican traditional cuisine, ask around!

 

11720 Bartlett Ave ste C

Adelanto ca 92301

7602460644

by Lyndon Anthony Johnson - Anjoh Inc(anon) on ‎11-24-2010 09:38 PM

Name of Business: Anjoh dba "CaribPress"

Contact: Lyndon Anthony Johnson

Business Address: 4425 1/2 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90043

Phone: 323-508-2626

 

Small businesses can count on Anjoh dba "caribpress" to provide one-stop-custom-design-shop and creative designs for comprehensive business-to-business and business-to-consumer graphic design and printing services – everything from insightful logo designs, and collateral materials.  Web designs, banners, company stationary packages, brochures, catalogs, flyers, labels, menus, posters, product displays, signage, point of purchase displays, and a host of other printed materials.

by Tim Taylor(anon) on ‎11-27-2010 05:54 AM

Royal's Furniture and Appliances

225.W Canal St N

Belle Glade, Fl. 33430

561-996-7646

 

For bedding, appliances, carpet, furniture and much more, we are a 6 store chain based in the 'glades area of south Florida since 1929. We can and do assist  other small businesses,churches,etc. with their needs on the items we sell by our excellent service, pricing, and a wide array of quality merchandise.

                                                                                                                                 Tim Taylor, mgr

                                                                                                                                  Belle Glade store 

by Charles Stuart(anon) on ‎12-08-2010 08:21 AM

Charles Stuart, President
PIONEERFYI Supportive housing Services, Inc.,

1315 W 7th Street, Suite 208, Los Angeles, California 90017

Ph. 213-426-0481, HTTP://www.Pioneerfyi.Org

 

Social Relief Organizations in the community may refer their clients to PIONEERFYI, Inc. for free "Supporttive Housing Services" counseling and referrals.

by Anew on ‎12-11-2010 04:26 PM

Pamela Crenshaw

Avalon Communication Group - provider of Anew services

221 30th Ave. Unit 1, Bellwood, IL (708) 234-0500

www.anewcorp.com

 

Avalon Communications Group, the provider of Anew services, is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and small businesses grow. We provide virtual telephone, customer service, and marketing support to businesses located anywhere in the US. Business owners can trust us to provide superior service, eliminate time-consuming tasks, streamline business processes, engage customers and save money on personnel and operational expenses. Pay for services only when needed.

 

by josh estes(anon) on ‎12-18-2010 09:48 AM
Company: H&R Operator Services Inc. Since 1980. Automatic gates and access control. Work in 17 different states since 1980. Never more than 15 employees, currently 11. Main focus is texas and louisiana. We were with sprint nextel for over 8 years and droppethem in the lay year and went with Verizon. Never been happier. Josh Estes - office manager 7407 Fite Rd Pearland Tx. 77584
by Gina Bruce(anon) on ‎12-18-2010 10:38 AM

Don Draper - move over! Gina Bruce Copywriting has been creating Web sites, brochures, advertorials, direct mail, flyers, trade show themes, TV and radio commercials for large (Fortune 500) as well as small businesses for more than 25 years. I work with great art directors to get you finished pieces, or simply provide polished and professional copy. 

 

If you're looking for big results on a small budget get in touch - and I'll send you a client list and some samples.

 

ginabruce1@verizon.net

 

 

Gina Bruce Copywriting

105 Beverly Road

Mount Kisco, NY 10549

 

 

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