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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Taking Control of Your Website


Each week in our BNI lunchtime meeting, I am expected to get up and tell other members and visitors a little bit about my work in a sixty second snapshot.

If you want to find out a bit more about our weekly meetings, skip to the bottom of this page.

Here's what I had to say this week:

"My name is Jon Ewing and I am from ltd, a website design and development company from Reading established more than ten years ago.

"You should refer business to me because we don't sell packaged websites at a fixed cost – just bespoke solutions tailored to the needs of your business, either for an agreed fee or at an hourly rate of £35.

"This week I spent an hour with one of the new employees at the offices of one of our long-term clients giving him an initiation into using the content management system we built for them about five years ago.

"For those that don't know, a content management system allows people within an organisation to publish pages of text, pictures and so on to their website, often without any technical knowledge other than the ability to use a web browser. We designed the system precisely to the client's needs and it took about a week to develop and deploy, costing around £1,200. Since then I've lost count of the number of employees who have used this software week-in-week out to keep the site up-to-date over the years.

"So this week I'd like you refer someone to me who wants to take control of their website away from their web design agency so that they can expand and update their website themselves every day.

"To find out how good your website could be, look into inframes."

What's BNI?

I am one of half-a-dozen people who have started a new chapter of the BNI business networking group and we're looking for other Reading-based small business professionals to refer business to.

We meet between 12.15pm and 1.45pm on Wednesdays. If you'd like to come along to a lunch, please drop me a line or give me a call and I'll put you in touch with our organiser.

There's absolutely no commitment required – you just pay a tenner, which covers the cost of lunch at the Strada on the Oracle Riverside - and you'll have a chance to meet existing members and other visitors, introduce your business and of course hand out business cards.