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Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by americansnow, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. americansnow

    americansnow Junior Member
    Messages: 14

  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    Honestly? Pretty plain. Nothing to "show" who you are. I like the home page with the statment. I would add some pics. Under the commercial heading I would have some pics of my trucks or heavy equip. if any. Both action and still. Under the home I would show the ATV clearing some larger walkways and some blowing / salting being done.

    Another nice view. A staff photo. I think this is a HUGE benefit! Let's people put a face to the company. Have the crew (drivers AND office) pose in front of your biggest vehicle and the nicest pickup you have. Also, be sure the drivers are looking good for the pics. Not suits mind you cuz that's just silly, but some jeans and nice flannels or all in one color jacket.

    Lastly, have a section with customer comments. Ask a couple customers if you can use their first name and city only with their comment.


    Bob
     
  3. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I hope you either you have the same truck and plow as the Western web site or you have permission to use their IT on you website.

    I agree that some more pictures would be nice.
     
  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    ASM, since your new I can't PM you, nor do you have an email listed, please email me so I can answer your questions in depth.
     
  5. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    Grn Mtn, as a guy who will soon be making a website myself, I too would love to hear what you think. Some other guys on the site may want to hear your input as well. Could you reply in the forum maybe? If not, could u please email me the same suggestions? Ptbullguy@aol.com


    Thanks, Bob
     
  6. Precision Lawn

    Precision Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    who did your web site for you
     
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    check your mail:salute:
     
  8. americansnow

    americansnow Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Thanks for the comments as I get new equipment I will add pictures of it. right now I just have a few trucks and atvs that im waiting for my new logo and graphics to be put on them.


    Precision I got my website done here www.redcatmedia.com

    I wanted a clean look that would make my company look proffessional
     
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Overall I would agree that you have achieved a professional look, however seeing that you say it was done by a design firm, have them fix the typo's, and I would add two more (different sized) snow flakes to the logo to give it just a tad bit more character. The logo will go nice on letterhead and apparel.
     
  10. americansnow

    americansnow Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Yea I cannot wait till I get the apparel it will look cool. Good idea about the other snowflake too. The sites not done yet its still in design the text is just something I sent them to fill it in.
     
  11. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    new logo

    This is what I ment by extra snowflakes.
     

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  12. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    oops

    sorry for the photoshop file here is the jpeg

    asm.jpg
     
  13. somm

    somm Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    text and content very well written !

    good use of red in dynamic visual imaging !

    kudos
     
  14. americansnow

    americansnow Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Grn MTn that looks cool Im going to have them play around with that idea I like it thanks.

    Thanks for the compliments SOMM
     
  15. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Need A Rain Slogan Looks Like Our Snow Is In Siberia
     
  16. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Very Generic.. Not to thrilled with the photos you used. Site really does nothing for me..
     
  17. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Looks OK but to generic with pics from Northern Tool and Western.Even If you only have 1 truck you should have pics of your equipment
     
  18. americansnow

    americansnow Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Post your Websites

    Post your Websites lets see them :}
     
  19. americansnow

    americansnow Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Qualitylawncare did you use yahoo page builder for your site?
     
  20. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    I have been in business for over 15yrs now.For the last 5yrs we have done NO websites,phone books,800#s or newspaper advertising.We do primarily State,City and subcontracting work.Its nice to save 8k a year in advertising