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The Web Empire Blog

We started this blog to give the opportunity to small business owners learn how to have a successful web-presence. Month by month our team will publish new subjects, with simple words and phrases to make you familiar with our work, and our vision.

Website Design and Development for start-ups. Keys and Steps to success.

startup-bookI have been involved with the development and consulting of several startups over the last 15 years. Some of them failed, others managed to stay afloat over time. At one point I even had under my command the biggest Portal in Greece, and few of the most traffic generating websites in the gaming industry worldwide.

While that’s not totally relevant I just wanted to back up my claims with some real achievements and experience. Either way, we got the introduction to this article underway – we will try to figure out the good and the bad startup ideas.What this article will not be is another list of things you need to have to create your own startup. You probably can get tons of those from uncle Google, so let’s not be repetitive and try to dig deeper.

This article is going to be more about the factors you need to take into consideration. Launching a startup is actually not that hard, the tricky part is not letting it die.So let’s begin with a clear -and at the same time hard- question:

Why might you fail?

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How you should know your e-commerce website is well made

These days, anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can build a website. The question is, what kind of website will you get? Will your new website function well and be able to expand as your company grows? Your website is often the first impression that clients have of your business, so you need a professional web design company —not some guy who pirated a copy of Dreamweaver with a stack of business cards using a Vista Print template.
There are many things which you need to check before signing a contract and handing over a deposit—especially if you are building an eCommerce site. Below are some of the key points to check before deciding which design company to use.
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A website is for humans

Everyone knows that we live in an age in which survival in business depends on the ability to communicate effectively with proven results through the internet.

Million of companies globally are trying to make this happen for their clients, but very few of them knows the right way. The realization that just having any old or bad looking website isn't enough, is something that thousands of business owners comes with everyday. The quality, the appearance, the applications, the design and development of a website combining with the content and the nature of the business are the keys to success. 
 
A great website is built in two basic truths:
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Should a website look like 1999 design?

Many "designers" are still making money out of nothing. Day by day i found new launched websites, that looks like 10+ years old. Only when i check for the domain name or the copyright info i find that "Hell, this is a new website omg!".
 
Why is this happening? Are people and specific business owners have no idea how a website should look like? Never heard of user experience? And if the answer is yes why they proceed with something they don't know or get it?
 
The truth is a combination of reasons:
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Better Website is Better Business for you

Many clients are coming to our company, dissatisfied with their website’s results or under a bad user review. They know their websites can be doing better, but they’re just not sure how.

With more than 18 years of launching and re-launching websites, we have developed many affordable and proven ways to enhance and increase the performance of the sites we work on.

But first, let us define what we mean a better website.

When doing business online, better website - except the results - means:

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