We recently created a refreshing & clean new website for Luton based Sam McKay of Positive Roots consultancy who support families & teens in distress. 
Our latest website this week is for our fantastic and very interesting new client Roy McDonald, who has a vast coaching background and offers multiple coaching services and workshops through him & his professional associates at Coach Forever. www.coachforever.co.uk 
We recently launched the revamped, and fabulous new website of Jackie Wilsher Recruitment in Milton Keynes. 
Last week we were proud to launch the website of our new client Bina Briggs from Plain Talking HR. 
Having a free website sounds great upon first hearing it. 'WOW...I can have a real website for FREE??' - I'll take that!! Yes...I've been there...and I completely understand why others do it too. Lack of funds or lack of awareness around the pitfalls are valid reasons for using a free website which I completely do understand. However, in order to save you time and hassle, I'm going to explain briefly why in my experience it's a poor idea and how it damages your business and your brand. 
In our personal experience here at itseeze Milton Keynes HQ, we've noticed that of all the business owners we meet, there are very few who have a solid online marketing strategy in place. This may sound a little complex or like a huge task, so let's break it down in terms of websites specifically, as ultimately...that's what we deal with. 
I go to lots of networking meetings - which I do really enjoy. However quite often, I've noticed that business owners can sometimes pitch all over you, without really having raised a hand to say 'I'm interested'. The trouble is, if unready, this can appear quite pushy and like strong '80's style' selling tactics which are really off-putting. 
An extremely good way to very simply increase the number of enquiries you're getting through your website is to introduce contact forms, to every page if possible. 
Lack of sales? Not enough leads? One of the biggest complaints I often hear from business owners is that they know they should get a website, and so they got one, but aren't really sure WHY they got one. For most people, it's for getting additional sales. Some may say it's for credibility, however the credibility ultimately leads to sales, so getting sales from your website is a must! 
I've recently been doing a lot of local networking in & around Buckinghamshire & Bedfordshire. I like to mix it up from local BNI groups, to the more relaxed 4Networking, to the speed dating of the business world Business Biscotti. Anyway, after a few years 'out the circuit' and coming back to it, it's got me thinking about how people do things.