Greg has spent the past fifteen years looking for a way to get a good website, with no luck. After five different iterations and way too much time and money, he came to us with a simple request: help his small business compete with larger companies in the same space. We took the ball and ran with it, and he finally has a website that he's proud of, and that he feels actually represents his company. Here is his story in his own words.
I would like to introduce myself: my name is Greg Kiel. I have owned a small graphic design and sign business for 26 years. As a small business owner, I face the same challenges as many business owners; challenges that can become serious obstacles if not handled properly. I believe one of the most important issues with small and medium sized businesses is having an online presence. 20 years ago, this was not a concern; you just had to design an ad for the phone book and pay "rent" monthly for it. For those who don't know, this was not inexpensive, and the phone company had you over a barrel! I don't miss that experience at all, but despite the cost, it really wasn't hard to set up a listing or ad in the phone book.
Now we have the internet, and along with that, the need for a website. Your business needs a web presence that you (and potential customers) feel represents your business in a positive light, but the web design business has become over complicated. I myself have tried many methods of approaching my own website creation over the years. I have gone the route of trying to build a site on my own - this took time away from my business and did not result in an attractive or easy to understand site. I have hired independent designers who claimed to have the skill to design a site for me; that usually resulted in a site that I was not happy or even content with, which ran over budget and took way too long to make. I have also talked to larger design firms that did have the skills, but their biggest problem was the cost they proposed, and their predilection to over-engineer the site. It was actually hard to get them to pin them down an actual final cost for the site, and what the finished product would look like.
If you are like me, you want a website but do not know how to go about the process; you also don't want it to take a long time or be difficult to update. Getting a website made is intimidating, and it's hard to commit to a process if you don't know how long it will take, or how much it will cost. This is why I choose Bobblehead Design Works - no more feeling like a bobblehead when trying to create a web presence. They are so sure of their skill and turnaround time, they guarantee you will be happy with the process or they will refund your deposit - I know of no other web design company offering this.
I am completely satisfied with the experience I had with Bobblehead Design Works, and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to have a website made quickly and with no hassles. Good luck!