Finding the right partner to build and manage your website

Do you need a website for your business or charity but don’t know where to start?

Do you want to take your online presence to the next level but don’t have the time or expertise or even the interest to manage it yourself?

If so, don’t worry you’re not alone. Lots of business owners struggle with the technical aspects of website development and management or “tech-tangle”, which is why they look to professionals for help.

The question is, with lots of website companies out there, how do you decide which one is the best match for you?

Here are things to consider when choosing a partner to build and manage your website :

Experience & Expertise

Try to find a company with a proven track record of building and managing successful websites. Looking at their portfolio and reviews from other clients should give you a good idea of this.

Understanding & Flexibility

Your website is your shop window and should properly reflect your brand and what makes you different.
Look for a partner who takes the time to understand who you are and can give you what you need, both now and in the future. Find someone flexible too who can adapt to changes as your business grows.

Affordability & Openness

Many people think that a website is expensive to build and run, that’s not the case so try to find someone who can give you an effective solution that meets your budget, without cutting corners on quality. Having a transparent pricing policy is very important too, both during the build and afterwards.

Friendly & Approachable

Quick and reliable customer support is vital when it comes to website management. Some of the larger companies take ages to respond, so consider whether a smaller business that offers a more personal service could be better. We restrict the number of clients we manage websites for, to ensure we have time available for each one.

Security & Technology focused

Your website is one of your most valuable assets and needs to be protected and kept up-to-date with the latest technology. Look for a technology focused website management business, with the knowledge and experience to match.

Finding the right people to build and run your website can feel daunting, but it needn’t be. If you have any questions about this or any other aspects of website management, do get in touch.