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How Do You Like To Give Back To The Community?

Asked by Meredith Printz from Missoula Community Foundation

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It is interesting to learn what business leaders care about and how you like to give back to your community.

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How To Turn Employees Into Your #1 Brand Ambassadors

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When social media first became the hottest marketing tool, many businesses didn't want anything to do with it. They made sure... Read Full Answer

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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What is List Building all about?

List building refers to a continuous process of adding new and updated subscribers to your list.... Read Full Answer

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

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Today's special edition of the Local Business Stories by Alignable podcast highlights... Read Full Answer

How Much Can I Expect To Pay For A New Website?

By Beth Luggery · Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 · Tagged in Business Website

What is a reasonable cost to spend on a web site redesign & a Mobile site?

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Brian Rowland from BizIQ
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hi Beth:

I spent some time researching your site and I wanted to provide you some feedback. Our company specializes in working with only small businesses and we provide cost effective solutions. Since you have an e-commerce platform, I would suggest the follow.

1. A new website should be built to be mobile friendly and shouldn't cost you extra. **Google rolled out changes on April 21st, 2015 to it's algorithms that expanded its use of 'mobile-friendliness' as a ranking factor. This means that a lot of websites out there could be hit pretty hard in the mobile... (more)

Bethany H Garcia-Crawmer from 1989
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Every legit company has contracts, has nothing to do with long term agreements.

Brian Rowland from BizIQ
2 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

That is not true- We have no contracts. Our organization has been featured in INC Magazine, Yahoo and we are a Google, Bing and Facebook certified partners. We don't need contracts because our work speaks for itself. To date, we have helped over 14,000 small businesses and still growing. Our business model is designed for small businesses- pricing, no contracts, dedicated account manager and more.

Beth Luggery from Temptations Gift Baskets
6 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Thanks for reply. It sounds like I am starting all over again! I did not expect it to cost this much. I know you get what you pay for which is why I asked the question, I had no frame of reference as to what charges might be....I will have to shelve this for a while :(

Juan Manuel Colome from Top Response Marketing
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A nice looking website using Wordpress and proper SEO work could run you around $500 to $800 including hosting for one year. After the first year don't pay more than $20 a month for a decent hosting account.

Also, make sure you work with a "Local" web design firm where you can actually sit down and chat face to face. A lot of here today gone tomorrow web firms out there.

Graham Davis from ZBest Data Technologies, LLC
4 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, January 4, 2017


I agree with Brian and that you are looking at a new redesign, but it may not be as bad you think. Most of your site is dedicated to the products you sell, and I am presuming that information is stored somewhere in a database. What it will take to redo it boils down to the question: "Where is the information for your products coming from?" Is it information you entered or is it info supplied to you from a distributor such as FTD? With a database, you only need one or 2 pages to display your products, and 1 for searching. The technology does the rest... (more)

Sam Hosseini from A TopGun PC and Networking Services
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, February 26, 2017

We at support small biz with PC and Internet security. To answer your question, about $ 15 /month+ $40 initially only to sign up with them. I highly recommend . The service is super but the trick is you have to design the site yourself. They just house and secure the web site -It is really easy to do a basic site though. I hope this helps.

Email us if you have further questions or if we can help you secure your internet transactions or have computer /internet questions. I am Sam Hossini and my email is [email... (more)

Maury Kosh from The Performanced Based Marketing Group
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, February 25, 2017

Its a matter of where you want to spend your time. As a business owner I want to be doing what I do best and making money. Too often we get caught up in the cost of things and forget our own time is worth money, and spending our time on something we do not do well,"Often marketing yourself" costs us more money than we realize because it takes at least 10x times longer to complete something you don't know how to do and typically the job is substandard.

As a professional prospector providing lead gen services, I do not sell individual services like SEO, video... (more)

Mike from Loyalty Reward Stamp
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, February 24, 2017

$99 for the site redesign and around $110 - $150 year for hosting. Check out They have done a great job for many businesses around town.

James Angersola from On My Watch LLC
3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, February 9, 2017

I have been doing research for a company to re-vamp my existing site, add new sections to it and make it mobil friendly. I have been getting cost of about 4000.00.Most of the companies i spoke with are all in that ballpark.In addition to that cost one designer wanted a very high per month fee to maintain and upgrade plus drive traffic.I have already done two sites and want this one to be my last outside of updates.

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