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Business as Unusual with COVID-19

Date: March 23rd, 2020

Business as Unusual with COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic is quickly turning into a challenge that none of us expected – and is changing the landscape for us all. But nonetheless, life…and business carries on.

As grim as it is, people STILL NEED your products and services – whether for personal or business use – so they may continue to move themselves forward as much as possible.

THE NEW CHALLENGE: BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL

We’ve been so accustomed to a certain way of doing business – whether online, in person, in-store, etc. Now the rules have changed…and we too must change – change the way we look at our business.

With the increasing probability that we’ll soon be ordered to stay and work from home, many of us must rely on technology – now more than ever, to communicate with our customers. Communication is a key component – not just in attracting new customers but helping to retain current ones. Your website is the best tool for your business when it comes to communication – so you’ll want to be sure it’s working to the best of its ability.

In addition to keeping customers informed, perhaps it’s time to change the way you DO business. If you’re selling products, are you able to sell them on your website - to make it easier for people to access them? If you’re a service-based business – is it easy for people learn about what you do and get access to those services…safely and efficiently?

The business landscape is rapidly changing, and we must adapt and make changes as well.

We all rely on our websites and digital communications to help us keep our businesses moving forward. Having a well-designed site that’s easy to use and mobile friendly is so important. Having a content management system (CMS) to help you manage your communications will quickly become a much-needed tool as communications increase.

We suggest taking a good look at your website to see if it its where it needs to be.

• Is it mobile friendly? - It better be, as more than 90% of people view sites on their phones – plus it’s now required by Google for proper search rankings.

• Can people easily contact you? – Make sure your site has easy-to-find phone and email addresses – as well as a clear call to action in many places on your site.

• Is it professional looking and easy to use? - A well-designed site not only makes your business look professional, but it provides your content in an easy to use way, which can help to convert leads into customers.

• Is it secure? – Some website platforms such as WordPress are more vulnerable to security risks than others. This could disrupt the site and prevent it from working properly. In addition, making sure your domain is secure by installing an SSL certificate ensures trust and confidence to your customers.


At FIREHORSE Creative, website design and development are our specialties. We offer a variety of custom solutions that are tailored to the needs of each business we work with. We’re happy to discuss your challenges and answer your questions at no charge. You can call us at 225-2334 or email info@firehorsecreative.com.

10% Discounted Services

We’re proud to be a part of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and local business community and would like to help as best we can. We’re offering 10% off all new projects – whether new or existing client. This offer is good thru the month of April 2020. We will continue to offer the discount if the pandemic hasn’t significantly improved by then.

Monthly Payment Plans

We offer monthly payment plans for new websites, to lessen the burden of traditional balloon-style payments.


And lastly, if your business needs help posting a message about how you’re dealing with the Coronavirus, we’d be happy to help at no charge. This applies to a very brief message, change in hours, closings, etc. and is subject to our availability.


FIREHORSE Creative Awarded New Website Contracts

Date: January 7th, 2020

2020 is off to a strong start for FIREHORSE Creative with being awarded key website design contracts for regional organizations. Both websites will undergo complete overhauls – with a custom designed layout and user interface while being paired with our custom built content management system. The new sites will be modern and robust with features, while giving our clients the tools to best manage their sites for years to come.

NH Humanities
New Hampshire Humanities, a non-profit organization in Concord, is working in all corners of New Hampshire to provide wide-ranging, thought-provoking programs that connect people to culture, history, places, ideas and one another. The new site will be a powerful tool to help visitors find and explore the many great programs that their organization participates in. Learn more about them on their current site at https://www.nhhumanities.org/

RiverMead Retirement Community
RiverMead, located in Peterborough, NH is a full service Lifecare Retirement Community. Residents enjoy a rich and luxurious lifestyle, with the security and peace of mind of living within the secure community.  All aspects of living from independent living in cottages and apartments to full nursing care are provided right on campus – while ensuring the continuum of care during the aging process. Learn more about RiverMead at https://www.rivermead.org/

3W Design in Concord NH revamps their website

Date: October 1st, 2019

We worked with the team at 3W Design Inc to create their website back in 2013. The site along with its custom CMS worked well for them for 6 years but it was time for an update. We upgraded the look of the site as well as installed the latest improvements to the CMS. The new site is clean, responsive and built for Search Engine Optimization.

Visit the new site at www.3wdesigninc.com

Concord Awning Gets a New Website

Date: August 6th, 2019

We're pleased to share that the new website for Concord Awning has been launched.

The new site is a huge improvement and upgrade from their previous version – giving the client the ability to easily manage their content and multiple image galleries via our CMS – keeping their content current.

In addition, the site features a few advanced forms - allowing customers to schedule and pay for their annual services using integreated e-commerce solutions. This feature alone will save the clients much time and expense by optimizing this process which has been done manually to this point.

The new site is full makes it extremely easy for prospective customers to make contact via online forms. These forms are also integrated with Pipedrive - a leading CRM software - so when the form is filled out, the lead goes into Pipedrive to initiate the sale process.

Visit the new site at: www.concordawning.com

 

FIREHORSE Creative launches new website for Sheldon Pennoyer Architects

Date: December 10th, 2018

We are very excited to announce that the new Sheldon Pennoyer Architects website has been completed and launched. This new site is built on a custom CMS that allows the customer to control all aspects of their website. Along with being responsive, we worked with Sheldon and his team to refine their navigation and develop a new look that is eye catching and easy to navigate. Take a look!

https://www.spennoyerarchitects.com/

"I can’t believe it took us so long to find you & Stephen. And someone called out of the blue to tell us that when he did an internet search of NH ARCHITECTS that our name was in the top 3 & that we should be congratulated – thank YOU!"

~ Penelope B.

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