Does my small business need a website?

by | Website Design, Business Tips

Many business ownwers find themselves asking this question.

The Answer?

Yes, absolutely.

No matter what industry you’re in, to grow and create new business you will need to have an online presence.

When was the last time you had a look in the yellow pages or phone book to find a local business? With 81% of adults in the UK owning a smartphone, the easiest thing they’re able to do is instantly search the internet for the information they need.

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When you have a website you have the potential to be found by new customers when they are searching for local businesses in your area.

Wouldn’t it be great if your business showed up on a potential customer’s Google search?

Your credibility as a company increases greatly when you have a website, leading to an increase in sales from customers that wouldn’t have known your local business even existed. Having a website will help you get ahead and not let your competitors get the work instead.

Increase your online presence with social media.

Social media is a great way to increase your online presence, although there are limitations.

If you want to give your customers quick updates on upcoming offers or events then social media can really help. However, don’t think of it as a replacement for a website.

When your potential new client wants to find out about your business and what services you provide, they will expect to find a link to your website.

Social media should be used to push cutomers to your website, where they can find all the important information.

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Is having a website expensive?

Website design costs can vary depending on the size of the site and how customised you would like it. Ultimately, your business type will dictate what kind of site you require. For example, if you are a local restaurant and would like to display the menu, pictures and contact details then this isn’t going to be too pricey. Compare that to a local furnishing business that requires a fully built store allowing items to be sold online, this would be a distinctly larger project.
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What if I don’t have the time?


Once your website is built it will need to be updated with new content so that existing customers have a reason to come back. Having a blog section is an ideal way to showcase new products or sale events and it also shows that you update your site regulary, which demonstrates to potential customers that you are more likely to respond to contact forms etc.

If you don’t have the time to update the website yourself, then your web designer can help you maintain and update each month, keeping your content fresh for repeat clients. These updates will also help attract new visitors to your site, increasing your sales.

We’re here to help.
Here at DCX we specialise in creating custom websites to fit your business. Each website is created from the ground up with your business in mind.

We can keep your website fully maintained and up to date, so you can concentrate on your business.

Contact us to see how we can help your local business grow.

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Client reviews.

Richard Pearson
Richard P.
18:51 19 Jun 19
Excellent service, Dan has built me a great looking website. Very happy with everything. Thanks again
Frances Cassell
Frances C.
07:46 22 May 19
Dan is extremely reliable, efficient and a valued creative member of our team. His ideas for online presentation of content have far surpassed our expectations at OCTOPUS and I have no hesitation recommending his services to our clients.
No18 Interiors
No18 I.
14:30 02 Jan 19
No18 go live has finally happened and I genuinely couldn’t be more excited or happy with the website Dan has created. Dan totally understood my brief and what I was trying to achieve from the get go. He even some how managed to turn my (at times) crazy ideas, into action and I genuinely believe the website speaks for itself and showcases his many talents. Dan’s personable approach makes it incredibly easy to discuss ideas with ease and I genuinely enjoyed working with him to pull my website together. Couldn’t recommend him or his services enough. Thanks Dan for helping me bring my dream business to life! Tara (No18 interiors founder)
Mark Kingston
Mark K.
11:38 26 Nov 18
From our very first meeting Dan listened and understood exactly what we wanted from our website. We were kept informed every step of the way regarding content changes and timescales, nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend DCX to anyone looking for an online presence. Thank you
R3D2 Social Media
R3D2 Social M.
10:32 26 Nov 18
Fantastic to work with Dan and on our website which is now a lot slicker and Dan was a pleasure to work with always very prompt with any queries we had whatever time of the day
Kate Mason
Kate M.
06:31 21 Jul 18
Loving my website designed by Daniel. Amazing service, so helpful, patient and professional. Thank you so much x
Mark Burland
Mark B.
15:49 20 Jul 18
We needed a professional looking website but had been quoted such high prices for what we could afford. Dan did an amazing job, we just chatted for about 30-45 mins, sent him some text and images and he created the perfect site. Couple of very minor tweaks and was all done, up and running within a week! Spot on service and very professional.
Mark McLennan
Mark M.
14:33 07 Jun 18
After 3 months in business I needed my website updating, and Daniel seemed to know what i needed more than me, he understood what i wanted the site to do and he did the rest, great service, support, advise and backup, all completed in the time allowed and within budget, Highly Recommended.
Rob Howe
Rob H.
21:09 18 Feb 18
My experience with DCX Design was a first for me in terms of website design and construction. However despite a complete absence of knowledge on my part Dan was able to interpret my somewhat sketchy ideas and requirements and turn them into something way beyond my expectations.The speed at which Dan was able to do this was incredible. The time between our initial meeting to having the website live was far shorter than I was imagined possible.To top it all, working with Dan was a pleasure – his friendly but professional approach put me immediately at ease.In short the service provided by DCX Design has been nothing short of phenomenal. I would recommend them highly to anyone looking for a website.Rob HoweDirector - PlanCon LTD
Sammy Woodhouse
Sammy W.
15:52 18 Dec 17
I would like to say a big thanks to Dan for building my first ever website. Dan was affordable, professional, friendly and easy to work with, especially given the sensitivity of the subject of which the website was about. Would recommend him to anyone! The feedback on the website so far has been really positive!
Tech Spray
Tech S.
14:33 31 Oct 17
We are extremely pleased with the website delivered by DCX. We were in massive need of an updated, faster and more responsive website with a modern appearance suitable for mobile devices as well as desktops. Not only did Dan at DCX exceed our requirements, he did so in a friendly, helpful and professional manner and with very little from us in terms of a brief.I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend DCX and thank Dan for assisting our business in moving forwards digitally.
Matthew Newbould
Matthew N.
14:05 21 Apr 17
Great service provided by Dan. Would definitely recommend. Thanks!
Zoe Round
Zoe R.
12:58 13 Jan 17
Dan has been invaluable in the setting up and initial running of our holiday let business.  He built our website with limited and sporadic instruction / information from me due to the birth of my baby girl.  He is approachable, efficient and most of all creative.  Dan has been very patient with me and not made me feel like a total technophobe which I am.  I would highly recommend Dan if you are starting any business and you need a website designer.

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