The benefits of a successful blog cannot be stressed enough. No matter how small your business, an engaging online presence can be larger than life, with content capable of reaching a wide range of customers. 
Creating content on a regular basis that is put together specifically with your customers in mind will assure people of your credibility, and is a sign of quality service. If you are posting interesting and engaging content, then every post will draw people back, ultimately converting readers into customers. 
 
Stuck on how to start? Here are 6 simple blog post themes to spark some ideas: 
Bella Grace is a beauty business based in Acocks Green offering lash, nail, and tanning treatments. 
 
Owner Jemma started the business in 2017, and created her own website for Bella Grace using a DIY site builder. However, she soon found that this was not as easy to use as she was promised, and struggled to produce and maintain a suitable online presence for her company. 
Stanley Dental Practice is a family-run practice in Kidderminster which has recently come under new management. 
 
The practice had an existing website, but this was outdated in appearance, and the new owners were unable to edit the content.  
 
This meant they could not update their website with new staff profiles, an up-to-date list of services, or any information relating to the improvements they were making to the practice. 
 
As a result, Stanley Dental Practice came to itseeze Web Design Birmingham seeking a new professionally designed and easy to edit website that they would have full control over. 
 
Spelling and grammar mistakes. 
 
59% of people in the UK avoid doing business with people that do this. 
 
A study by Global Lingo found that 59% of people in the UK would avoid doing business with a company that made obvious spelling and grammar mistakes on their website. 
We recently worked with Coventry-based business Bursting Bins to create a website for their new venture. 
 
Owner Joel got the idea for Bursting Bins when he became fed up with his overflowing bin after his local council stopped weekly collections. Now, he provides regular bin collections for those in the same predicament, ensuring that nobody has to put up with rubbish piling up outside their house. 
Hypnosenses is the business of Birmingham based hypnotherapist Laura Smith, who offers a wide range of hypnosis-based treatments including weight management programs, smoke-free sessions, karma therapy, and treatments for stress and anxiety. 
 
Understanding the importance of having an online presence, Laura had attempted to set her own website up using a DIY site builder. Unfortunately, as is often the case with do-it-yourself templated websites, it was a difficult, time-consuming process that failed to produce the professional results Laura needed to promote her business. 
Karibu Coffee House is a newly established café in the Digbeth area of Birmingham. Independently run, the coffee shop specialises in premium coffees and chai teas, offering customers an authentic African drinking and dining experience with speciality ingredients sourced from Tanzania. 
 
As a new business, the café was keen to make an impact with a professional website where customers could learn more about the coffee house and the drinks that they offer. They approached us about creating a stylish new website for Karibu Coffee House, and of course we were only too happy to help. 
We recently created a brand new website for JW Rudge & Co Ltd, experienced electro-platers and metal finishers based in Smethwick. 
 
A family-run business that has been operating since 1958, JW Rudge specialise in a number of metal plating services, and work with a wide range of industries. To promote these services, the company had set up a website, but unfortunately this was outdated and ineffective, largely because they were not able to edit and update it themselves. 
At itseeze Web Design Birmingham, we specialise in creating brilliant websites for local businesses, but we’re always excited when we have the opportunity to work with an international client! 
 
We recently had the chance to do just this, as we were approached about designing a new website for Instituto Vasconcelos, a school in Mexico. 
 
There are often many challenges associated with working with clients abroad, such as language or time zone barriers, but the beautiful new website we were able to create for Instituto Vasconcelos was a well-planned out project from start to finish, with great content and a detailed brief readily supplied to us. 
As mobile technology continues to develop at an incredible rate and mobile usage increases phenomenally year on year, responsive web design is no longer a choice it's a necessity. 
 
Yet remarkably, the majority of small to medium sized businesses in the UK still don't have a responsive website. 
A newly formed playgroup offering classes and entertainment for children, Toddler City were in need of a website that would help them reach local parents and show their credentials. They wanted a site that was fun, colourful, and easy to use. 
 
Our designers took the brief and created a bright and lively website that expertly captures the feel of the business. The colours are bold and in your face, with a rainbow of primary shades that match both the company’s branding and the photos they supplied. 
A: It is not possible to delete negative reviews that have been left on your Google My Business listing. However, if you receive a fake negative review, e.g. from a competitor or a disgruntled employee, it is possible to flag this for removal. 
 
You can learn how to do this here: 
This week’s favourite website, as chosen by the design team, is boxmoorsteakhouse.co.uk 
 
A stylish design, this site features a fixed side menu and a chic colour scheme of dark grey, gold, and white. These colours tie the website in with the restaurant’s existing branding, whilst also invoking the décor of the steakhouse itself with its wood panelling and ambient lighting. 
 
Simple and contemporary in appearance, the site presents all the need-to-know information in clearly defined content sections, with strong typography and professional photography to inform the user’s journey. 
Your website is your most powerful promotional tool. Acting as a 24/7 sales and marketing team, your site will often be the first place that potential customers learn about your business and discover your products and services – but in order for this to happen, people need to be able to find you online first. 
Over the coming months, we will be adding SSL certificates to all it’seeze websites that have a domain registered with or transferred to us. 
 
An SSL certificate is an important asset for website owners, as it provides visitors with reassurance that any sensitive data they enter into your site (such as an address) will be protected. 
This is another simple and professional five page website. 
 
The team kept with the brand colours using colours from the logo and leaflets given to us within the brief. 
 
Colours used are mustard yellow, pale yellow, purple, light grey and white. The main 'call to action' colours used are a contrast between yellow and grey and vice versa dependant on background. These colours are also included as a full with content section within the extras tab. 
Increase your visibility in local search results by including your location on your website – this will help you target customers in the area looking for your products or services. 
Adding images to your website is a great way to strengthen your content and make your page more visually interesting, but you shouldn’t forget to add an alt tag to each of these images. 
Need a new website, but don’t know where to start? The whole process is a lot easier when you consider that having a website built for your business is just like buying a new car. 
If you’re a small business owner looking to grow your company’s online presence, then blogging is the way to go. 
Phishing is an attempt to obtain sensitive information (such as passwords or financial details) through emails that appear to come from a trusted party (such as a bank or service provider). 
 
A more sophisticated form of phishing, called 'spear phishing', involves a deceptive email that is customised using details of the recipient to make it look more plausible. 
According to Bright Local’s 2016 Consumer Review Survey, 74% of people say positive customer reviews make them trust a business more. 
This Microsoft Training business is based in Erdington and covers all of the West Midlands, with a focus on Birmingham. They were in need of a new and up to date website that would convey their professionalism. 
We are currently working with a client from Erdignton, Birmingham. His original website was a templated site, for which he was paying more than double the price of an it'seeze website. 
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