Do you need a Website?
If you are in any kind of public organization or
business, the answer is probably "yes". The
reasons one might need a website are as diverse as the
different types of organizations that exist. One thing
is for sure, if you have a sign on your door, a
website is an important part of your future.
What is a Website?
It is a location in cyberspace that your customer can
visit with his or her computer to find out information
about your business or operation. It is a destination
that other industry oriented websites can list to
drive business to you. If you do widgets, a
website that lists widget businesses will list your
business and your website is just a "click"
away from a potential customer. It is a favor to
those who need to do business with you.
It says "I care about my business and my
customers. Here I am and this is what I do!"
- Where are you?
- When are you open?
- What kind of business do you do?
Is a Website more than
A well done Website, whether it be a little
business-card site or an elaborate store-front website
or something in between indicates that the business is
a serious endeavor. If your website has a bit of wit
or humor or things that change over time, all the
better. People will come back.
Remember, over 60% of households in the U.S. now
connect to the internet and the number is growing
daily!! Many others connect at work. Make it easy for
them to find you and/or send you an email. Your
customers, business partners and friends will
There are many advantages to participating in the
community of the web. Join in and you will be a part
Your ISP offered you a free
website -- why should you use the Website Center?
The Website Center is a website development company --
not a hosting service although we are partnered with
several excellent hosting companies. This means that
we are flexible to work with your ISP if they offer
"free" website space. We can put together a
good little website for your "free" space.
There are reasons why "free" is not
really a good idea and we can explain that.
Whether you have an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
and email accounts and hosting services available
already or wish the Website Center to arrange for
them, we can help you get the best deal. Later we can
help you expand your site.
How can you get started?
Call Jane Swanson at 515-277-5080 or email
What is the
1. We meet with you: A short meeting where you explain
what you need and we sketch out some ideas.
2. Then we go away to prepare some materials for you
to look at. If you wish, the Website Center will
research your domain name and will register it.
- you have some art you would like to include,
we'll take it for scanning.
- you need some graphic support, we'll explore
- we'll discuss general cost options and
3. We may create one or more "sample"
website(s) for you to look at on the web from the
comfort of your office. Telephone discussions
or, if necessary, face-to-face meetings narrow your
preferences. If you need a more
complex site, several iterations and
consultations might be necessary.
4. The website is up and live!
Can we tweak this? Change
You bet. Like most things humans build, websites need
to be adjusted and worked on after they are opened.
The website center understands this and fully expects
its clients to be pleased with their web presence.
Who really owns my
|You do! You own the domain name and all the
passwords. Your Website is an important business
asset and should be treated like one.