What are the Benefits of Having a Website Developed for Businesses?

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Do you own or manage a business that has no website? If so, your business isn’t quite the business that it could and perhaps should be. There are many business benefits to having a website; namely the much larger customer base that can come from a well developed and marketed site.

In this post, we will be discussing our favourite business advantages of having a website developed. Whether you’re a small business or a well-established large business, a website is vital if you want to expand and grow your business or even just keep up with competitors.

Analytical Data

One of the great advantages of having a website for your business is the access you have to analytical data from your website. You can gain a great understanding of what your customer wants based on many factors such as what pages they spend most time on, how long they spend on each page, what they searched for in order to land on your site and more.

This data allows you to better understand your customers wants and needs, and therefore, you can market yourself in a tailored way based on how your customers behave.

Free Advertising

You’re likely to be familiar with online advertising – display ads appear in all corners of the internet, but that’s not strictly what we’re talking about when we say, “free advertising”. We’re actually referring to the many ways that you can have your website found online by potential customers. All without having to spend a penny.

By having a website to sell your business, you are enabling yourself to be found on many free directories, search engines, social websites and more. None of this needs to cost you a penny; if you have a quality website that is well optimised and active online, you’ll naturally pick up on many new potential customers that otherwise may never have heard of your business.

Information

If you want to keep all your clients/customers informed with your latest business updates, it could be a tedious task if using traditional methods such as phone calls or messaging. Having your own website enables you to inform everyone simultaneously on the latest updates.

All you need to do is head over to your blog/news area, add your post and publish it. For additional coverage you can also share the link to your new post on your social media accounts.

Always on

A huge benefit of having a website for businesses is the fact that they’re findable all day, every day. This means that anybody who may be looking for your products or services can find them at all times of day, whether they’re searching on a Tuesday afternoon, or the early hours of a Sunday morning.

This is a far more accessible system than your traditional brick and mortar only business, which may be only open during daytime and closed all weekend. The more accessible you make your business for potential customers, the more likely it is that they will become actual customers/clients.

Contact Appoly for Website Development Services

If your business needs a professionally designed and developed website, get in touch with us and let’s discuss your project, what you want and what our expert team can do to get you there.

We’re always happy to discuss your project, and with many years of experience in creating tailored websites, apps and programs for a very satisfied client base, we’re sure we can turn your ideas into a successful reality.

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Laravel Bootstrap 4 Preset

Laravel Bootstrap 4 Preset

We’ve just updated our Laravel Bootstrap 4 preset to work with the stable version of Bootstrap 4.

Whilst a Bootstrap 4 preset will be available when Laravel 5.6 is released, this package allows Laravel developers to use the latest Bootstrap 4 with Laravel 5.5.*.

Check out the package on Github to get started.

 

Installation Instructions

You can install the package via composer:

composer require appoly/laravel-bootstrap-4-preset

You will then have the following commands available in your Laravel installation:

Basic scaffolding:

php artisan preset bootstrap4

Basic scaffolding and authorisation views:

php artisan preset bootstrap4-auth

If you run the authorisation scaffolding command multiple times, duplicate entries in the routes files will appear

Then install and run a build to compile the assets:

npm install && npm run dev

If you have any feedback or would like to report an issue, please submit a ticket on Github.

 

Contact Appoly for Web Development

We provide website development services both consumer and business related websites. If you’re in need of a a new website or have an existing website that needs improvements, please contact us to arrange a consultancy.

Call us on 01926 520 052 or email us at hello@appoly.co.uk.

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