The best advice I can give any business owner when they contact a designer is to begin to look at other business brands, websites, and marketing pieces they like and don't like: for design, layout, content, colors, picture ideas, etc. This gets them thinking about what they specifically want and gives your designer a visual idea of where the client eventually wants to end up. Once we determine this we can figure out how to proceed with creating your website look and feel.
Below is a sample of my latest project. It is for a start up company that officially went into business in fall 2016 that my dear friend Eva Morrison created called Eva's Delights. Her company specializes in homemade artisan chocolate truffles. A few things that were key to her website www.evasdelights.com creation was simplicity, eye catching, having the option for the client to make adjustments to her site in the future, and of course sell her products directly from the website. Her truffles are fabulous and make great gifts for yourself or others. Feel free to purchase a box and try them for yourself.