This week I’ve managed to do something I’ve been wanting to do since I started my career in Web development over 15 years ago. I’ve launched a suite of affordable, fixed-price, essential services for small businesses to help with websites, hosting and email marketing.
Ever since I got my first big contract back in the heady days of the dotcom boom, circa 1997, I’ve been somewhat swept away by the demands of working for large companies. Throughout that time, however, whenever I’ve been asked to build a website for a small business or a freelancer I’ve always jumped at the chance partly it’s nice to have a change but mainly because with smaller businesses you get more of a chance to make a bigger impact – perhaps that’s why small business owners tend to be more overtly, and perhaps more genuinely, grateful for the results.
So by launching these three separate but interlinked services I feel, for the first time ever, like I’m finally opening the doors to small businesses. And it feels really good.
For each of the three areas, I’ve carefully put together a selection of packages containing everything a small business needs – at least to start out, I may add more later.
I’ve tried to keep the choices as simple as possible but that’s not to say that the services themselves are simplistic. A lot of research, analysis and development as gone into each of them to make sure they offer the best value possible.
You’ll notice the prices are astonishingly low right now. Needless to say they will go up soon once things are rolling.
If you have any questions about any of the services below, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
SH Websites: Website design & developmentConcept: High-value, low-cost, fixed-price packages of all the elements most small businesses need in a website. Two flavours: business and e-commerce.
SH Hosting: Web hosting
Concept: Simple, no-frills Web hosting – from the same provider as the website. Why is this important? Accountability. I also use the same hosting platform myself for virtually everything I do so I make sure it works.
SH Newsletters: Web-based Email Marketing System
The Concept: Pay-as-you-go email marketing system. Pay only when you send – not monthly. The objective is to help wean small businesses off outlook/gmail as their mailing tool and give them the same tools that their larger competitors have been using for years.
The URL: http://shnewsletters.com