Announcing the launch of Sharp9 Design. A comprehensive option for great website design for small businesses.
We here at ValueNomad deal with small businesses every day. Heck, we are a small business. This is why Matt has decided to use everything he has learned over the years running ValueNomad and offline businesses and has founded Sharp9 Design. We believe that every single business needs a fast, responsive, mobile-optimized website in order to prosper in the 21st century. Sharp9 provides affordable website design for small businesses, focused on call-to-action heavy pages that point customers towards clicking buy, picking up the phone, or writing an email. Matt stays up on all the latest design trends yet seeks to create sleek, timeless designs that will stand for years to come.
Sharp9 also focuses on speed. Google is notoriously tight-lipped about its algorithms for rankings. It is well agreed upon by pretty much all authorities that speed is a top criterion. Sharp9 uses techniques that are proven to keep a website super fast, including utilizing managed hosting.
What Customers Are Looking For In a Website
How many times have you Googled, say, a restaurant? And how many times have you struggled to find a menu for that restaurant? If you did find the menu, did the site take so long to load that you gave up and tried a different restaurant? Or have you searched for a child’s daycare? Yes, this location has a website, but does it look like it is from 1998, and is it hard to find pricing? These scenarios play out countless times, every day, all over the world. Sharp9 Design helps sharpen your business’s online image by making it easy for customers to find you and whatever information they need to make an informed buying decision. Here are a few factors Sharp9 focuses on:
- Lightning-fast loading times
- Sleek, simple designs
- Clear, concise pathways to your most important selling points
- Strategically placed call-to-actions throughout the website
Website Design for Small Businesses – What We Can Do
Sharp9 Design uses all the latest and best premium services to provide the most compelling website design for small businesses. An online customer’s attention span is extremely short, so focusing on speed is just as important, if not more so, than the site’s design. According to a study, every 1-second delay led to a 7-second delay in conversions. Various other studies conclude that up to 50 percent of users expect a website to load in under 2 seconds, with up to 40 percent leaving a site if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. As we mentioned earlier, Google sees site speed as a top factor in ranking. Sharp9 endeavors to achieve the top speed possible.
In addition to custom designs and speed optimization, Sharp9 offers other services that a small business would need to see its website thrive. Here are a few:
- Mobile optimization
- Advanced on-page SEO with keyword research
- Managed hosting with daily backups and security checks
- Google Analytics setup and review
- Tutorials on using any of the products used
About Sharp9 Design
Matt Caranante has been a business owner for nearly 15 years. Having owned and operated several different businesses and building their websites along the way, Matt has gained a wealth of knowledge to pass on to other small business owners. After years of trial by fire as well as classroom learning, Matt founded Sharp9 Design. Contact Matt to discuss your business and how Sharp9 can help.