Let’s face it, for the small business owner building and maintaining a website can represent a decent chunk of their marketing budget. Even if you opt in for the more affordable web development platforms like Wordpress, you will still have to invest either via your, your staff’s or a contractor’s time in order to maintain your site effectively in today’s Social Media rich world.
However, since many times the largest single lump payment comes to build a new site, it’s important for small business owners to really evaluate carefully why they are doing it before they jump in to a redesign. You might be surprised to know that I don’t all ways recommend that clients spend their marketing dollars on building a new site. Here are the questions I ask them so they can determine what is best for them.