Website  Design & Development

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to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan

Affordable Web Design for Small Business

Website Design that works. Websites Done Right.

Having a great website Optimization is a necessity for all small businesses that want to compete in today’s marketplace. 

With just a single click, your website creates a crucial first impression for your customers.

At Great Things, LLC, we provide comprehensive support throughout the creative and technical journey, transforming your vision into a vibrant website design that effectively showcases your identity and offerings—while attracting customer can’t wait to work with you and buy your products.

Our process is custom-tailored to create a distinct and compelling online presence that delivers the desired results and sets you apart from competitors.

Websites Built to Grow

Get a great website build to grow with your business. 

We provide affordable web design for small business.  And we do it very well!

Along with our design and development process, we offer a variety of services to customize your site to your needs.

  • Content creation, including blogs and social media, to attract organic traffic
  • SEO optimization so your ideal customers can find you and your brand. 
  • Video marketing & professional photography for a clear branded message that creates a lasting impression.  
  • Newsletters & email campaigns to nurture your leads and turn them into paying customers. 
  • Branding guidance to establish your brand energy and voice. 

Great Things LLC is a team of experts in business, marketing, communications, and design.  We are experienced business owners, working in insurance, newspapers, and human services.

Other website design and development companies hire developers, designers, and writers with little to no experience in business. They build stunning websites with beautiful words.

But the truth is that stunning websites and pretty language don’t grow businesses.

Instead, we build websites that convert people into loyal customers so you can scale a profitable business.

Video Production & Editing

Expand your brand’s visibility with video. 

Professional Photography

Get professional photography that leaves a lasting impression. 

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Research and Design

Discovery Call

We start with a discovery call.   In this no obligation meeting, we will ask you about your business, values, brand, and expectations. The purpose is to learn your voice and what your needs are. We will inquire about past, current, and future business plans.Tell us what has worked and what hasn’t.  

Don’t worry about preparing. We will walk through this process with you.  

At this meeting, we will make some suggestions on what platforms, technologies, trends, and practices you can leverage to grow your business.

We make our full recommendations to you within a week of the meeting.

SEO Strategy

Before we begin any website development, we start with comprehensive SEO research to develop a plan to drive organic traffic to your website. We will research your market, search trends, related keywords, and competition to develop a full picture of your ideal customer's journey to you.

Website Wireframe Design

The wireframe is visual plan of the layout, pages, navigation, functionality, and content sections of your website. It helps you plan the customer experience once they land on your site.

Hosting, Domain, and other Tech Solutions

Get our expert advice on where to host your site, what domains to purchase, and other specialized technology needed to build your website.

Development Proposal

The cost, time, requirements and plan to get your website live and online.

Kick Off Meeting

Once you have reviewed and accepted the proposal, we dive into the project! 


In the “Kick-Off Meeting,” our team will review the plan, address any final questions, and lay out the development process. The milestones are established and we identify how much you will provide or participate.

What’s Next?

  1. Sign The Contract
  2. Establish or Access Hosting and Domain
  3. Review Branding and Brand Identity
  4. Provide access to social media accounts, Google Related Information (Analytics, Search Console, ReCaptcha, My Business, etc) and other online accounts.

Let's create a High-Performing Website that Sets Your Business Apart

SEO Research Begins

Content is King! And it needs to be written for the consumer AND the search engines. This will also inform our web design, layout, and approach. This is the most crucial step in the entire development process.

 Our SEO strategist will schedule a copywriting and SEO interview with you to learn everything about your business…

  • what makes it unique,
  • your known competition,
  • your goods and services,
  • the problems and desires of your customers
  • what keywords you want traffic for

Our team hits the internet and does a deep dive into the customer’s search journey to you.  It is shocking what we may discover. Many times, our clients aren’t aware of what search terms are working and which ones literally don’t have any searches. You will learn a ton and it WILL change how you produce your online content.

Development Begins

We handle this in the background while you continue to run your business.


  • Set up WordPress and related themes, plugins, automations,. and services
  • Build the site structure to the wireframe
  • Write the content for the pages based on the early SEO and copywriting interview
  • Optimize the site for SEO by imputting SEO meta data
  • Apply branding including  Fonts, Logos, Icons, and brand guidelines

Iterative Review(s)

The development process is a “Process.” We will check in and share our progress throughout. This provides opportunity for your input and reduces any surprises at the end. We believe in collaboration so deeply, that it is in our motto, “dream. collaborate. create.”

Your feedback is important and we will also be training you on how you can update and make changes to your site.

Our goal is to empower you to have control and confidence in having a nimble, elegant presence in website design and development.

Site Launch/Go Live

This is what we are all working towards, releasing your site into the wilds of the Internet. On launch day, our team will test every page and every link to ensure its ready to drive customers to your goods and services.  

Support and Maintain

Stay Safe and Updated

WordPress is a flexible and fantastic tool. However, there is one major drawback.

WP, its plugins, and themes are constantly updated. These updates improve functionality and harden security vulnerabilities. If you don’t update your site regularly, at least monthly, you run the risk of malware, hacks, broken functions, or worse.

Some updates disrupt the functionality of websites.  For peace of mind, most clients at Great Things, LLC sign up for on-going website support and maintenance. 

Services Available:

3 Website Support and Maintenance Options to Choose From:

Website Support and Maintenance Option 1

Maintain and update your website yourself. And call us for as-needed hourly support at $225/hour. 

Website Support and Maintenance Option 2

We’ll do daily back-ups and monitor your site. 

Website Support and Maintenance Option 3

Get everything included in basic, plus on-demand support if you’re website crashes. We’ll take care of everthiing needed to get it running again.  

Updating your site

Empowerment is what we believe in. Your website is your online representation to the world. You should not and cannot wait for a web developer to make changes. Business shifts fast and you need to be able to respond.

You have complete administrative access to your site. Always, no exceptions. Period! You can add users and staff to your WP site to make updates. And we are here to support you.

During the development process, Great Things LLC will show you how to sign on and update your site’s contents, events, and images. Our tools are user-friendly, simple, flexible, and intuitive. This empowers you to keep your site up to date and helps you save money.

If you would rather have us take care of it, you only need to email us. We are happy to do that and allow you to focus on your business.

Whichever method you prefer, you are always in the driver’s seat when it comes to your website design and online presence.

Improve and Optimize


At Great Things LLC, we KNOW small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Business, Social Trends, and Technology are ALWAYS changing. Your online presence and marketing campaigns must keep pace with those changes. No matter what metrics you use to gauge success, we can help improve your results.

Monthly and quarterly reviews will keep the focus on your results. We will recommend and help make adjustments as you need. Our relationship doesn’t stop once your site is live. In fact, most of our clients have been with us for over 5 years!  


Websites and search results take time to build and collect data. It can take 2 weeks to several months to gain a clear picture of what is happening in the “real world.”


Great Things LLC employs the same SEO tools and techniques to optimize as we do to develop a site. This brings uniformity to the process, as well as an objective standard for the initial requirements to be met.

Meet our Team

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Creating Great Things is a result of working with great people, both hired professionals and your clients or customers. Everyone on the Great Things team is aligned with the company’s values: Integrity, Creativity, Authenticity, Exploration and Enjoyment of Life.


Our skillsets support and encourage one another.  We are independent and adventurous people that value building relationships and community.  


We understand the importance of your Big Why for your business and keep it at the forefront of all we do for you.

We take great pride and responsibility is representing you and your brand to the world

Kimberly McElhatten

SEO & Content Strategist
Marketing & Writing Coach
Meet Kim

Elizabeth "Milo" Milo

Web, Graphic Design and Marketing
Meet Milo

Got Skills?
Interested in Joining a Great Team?

Schedule a free initial consultation

It’s free!  You have nothing to lose.  So schedule your free 30 minute consultation. 

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