Although many small-business owners claim that word of mouth is their best marketing, it probably shouldn’t be. When it comes to making big purchases, 81% of consumers go online before heading out to a store.Source: GE Capital Retail Bank’s second annual Major Purchase Shopper Study
97% of consumers search online for products and services—yet 47% of small businesses do not have a website.Source: Google, 2012 and http://www.statisticbrain.com/small-business-website-statistics/
83% of surveyed US consumers reported that having a website and using social media was a factor considered of high importance when choosing small businesses.Source: September 2013 survey by web.com and Toluna
70% plus of U.S. households now use the Internet when shopping locally for products and services.Source: The Kelsey Group; ConStat
61% of searchers consider local results to be more relevant than standard search results.Source: http://localvox.com/resources/small-business-marketing-statistics
94% of smartphone users have looked for local information. 84% have taken action as a result.Source: thinkwithgoogle.com/tools/databoard.html
57% look for local info at least once a week. 25% look for local info daily.Source: thinkwithgoogle.com/tools/databoard.html
When it comes to mobile searches, more than half (55%) resulted in conversions within one hourSource: Entrepreneur - 6 Ways to Market Your Small Business for Less Than $100
73% of mobile searches trigger follow-up actions, including purchases, calls, visits and sharing.Source: Google-Nielsen Study, 2012.
61% will leave immediately if a website is not mobile-friendly and look for move on to another site.Source: thinkwithgoogle.com/tools/databoard.html
This is where you find out about me, my professional experience in helping clients and businesses achieve an online presence and hopefully, to those who are still hesitant, to provide enough reassurance to effect a positive action and take the first step to getting your business online.
When you first try to start an online presence you're faced with a daunting amount of unfamiliar choices. Maybe modern technology is foreign to you and you don't know what to expect. Maybe you're ready but you don't know where to start, or maybe you just need someone to talk to about how and where to start. Your smartest choice is to turn to a local independent expert to consult with for explaining expectations such as different online marketing options, what the project development schedule would be, how long it would take, and what the likely budget would be. You need to look for a consultant that is capable of earning your trust.
Please allow me to introduce myself...
CDGWORKS is the online name for my business, Crosbee Design Group. My name is Robert Crosbee and I live in Bluffton, SC - near Hilton Head Island and Savannah.
I am a web designer and developer with near two decades of experience guiding business owners to achieve success with their online marketing and presence. I do that by building websites that address the needs of the business along with the wants of the visitor and effectively positioning their online marketing. I am a web designer and web developer, a project manager, a consultant, and someone you can trust with your online presence. I have worked with agencies in Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, designing and building websites for some of the most prestigious businesses in that area. I've freelanced for most of career, helping business owners realize solutions for their Internet presence - keeping their business relevant and effective online.
Good question. I'll tell you why...professionalism and experience.
Do you want to trust your business to someone who has little experience, not only with web development, but the other main factors of any successful campaign - understanding your business needs and being able to interpret them into fully developed ideas that visitors will embrace? I've managed hundreds of project over the years for an unbelievably varied range of businesses and I have succeeded because I listen. I listen to your needs, your concerns, your goals, and I understand. I provide a way forward that will impact the success of your business online.
I'm autodidactic, meaning I've taught myself everything I know about web design and web development. This is not just my living, but my life. I keep abreast of what is happening in this quickly changing world of web development so I can provide the most cost effective solutions to my clients.
I have a strong eye for design along with an understanding of my clients concerns and goals. For years, I have consulted with clients - provided strategic pathways for the survival and success of their online presence and kept them informed and at ease throughout the process.
Design is not detached from development. Integration of knowledge from both sides results in a website which is that much better at appealing to the visual sensibilities of a visitor while simultaneously providing intuitive website functions.
Responsive design means knowing that your website will be viewable on mobile devices, which is very important to the ever-growing amount of mobile visitors. If your site is not responsive, you are turning away customers without even knowing it.
I've consulted, designed, developed, and managed hundreds of web development projects. I know what's important to you, and how to be effective for your business while managing the project for a smooth experience with amazing results.