• North Shore Story: Reputation Management in Minnesota
    North Shore Story: Reputation Management in Minnesota

    While vacationing with our family on Minnesota's beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior, our car suffered a mishap in a construction zone. A large rock tumbled out of the dump truck in front of us and before we could react or stop, we had driven over it, leaving a 5 inch hole in the oil pan. We immediately pulled over to Split Rock State Park, where I began searching for a tow service. Luckily, I had seen a tow truck assisting someone else at another Minnesota State park two days earlier, and I remembered the name: Blazers Auto Service. Using my smartphone, I ran a search on Google and discovered that:

    • a Blazers does not have a web site.
    • b. There are plenty of online reviews - SOME QUITE NEGATIVE - in various directories (Yahoo Local, Yelp, etc.) with the phone number.
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Saturday, 30 July 2011 19:54

Joomla CMS Puts You In Control

Simple, Honest Business Solutions

At Concerto Designs we’re in the business of creating honest web solutions. We believe that’s good for our business and for yours. So all our contracts include the training you need to manage your new Joomla CMS. It’s a logical system that is as easy to use as basic word processing programs. We take you through it step by step. We work closely with you and your staff to ensure you are comfortable using all your Joomla features. Our goal is to make you independent of us. That’s right, once you are comfortable running your website, you won’t need us. And that’s how we believe it should be. We’ll still be here for questions, we’d love to be here for references, we’re always here creating sites, but you won’t need us to manage yours. You’ll have that under control.


Published in About
Monday, 13 December 2010 13:16

Web Design @ Minneapolis

There is tremendous opportunity for web design and development in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis - St. Paul) - and tremendous competition as well. The Twin Cities are amajor hub for web design firms of all types and sizes, from the very large (Digital River) to medium (August Ash) to small (well - Concerto Designs, for one!), from enterprise solutions to heavy Flash development (e.g. Sierra Bravo) and everything in between.

Concerto Designs has thrived in this environment because we offer a focused, efficient approach to providing a unique product model.

Let's start with our product: although we have experience building web sites in a wide range of platforms, ( Drupal, Wordpress, Magento, X-Cart, DNN, and others), we focus above all on providing complete, turnkey solutions using our optimized configurations of the Joomla CMS platform. By turnkey solutions, we mean everything necessary for a well-functioning, optimized, beautifully designed, hand-coded and content-rich web site. We stress content because we know that content is the most valuable - and challenging - asset in developing an effective digital presence.

We also offer flexible development plans that streamline production and costs.

For some businesses, this means a website that features daily specials, product updates, or e-commerce, for others it might involve downloadable brochures, email campaigns with newsletters, blogs, bulletin boards to handle FAQs, or other dynamic content options. However you put your website to work, Joomla CMS allows you complete flexibility and control so that your website and your business grow together. By providing the web solutions that make the most sense for your company, we keep your costs down and your marketing focused. And with Joomla, you can always add new components later.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010 12:11

STT Sealers

Surface Treatment Technologies is a manufacturing and distribution company that specializes in unique, patented formulas for stone care products. They have developed a new line of eco-friendly products that provide anti-microbial protection for granite and marble countertops and other stone surfaces. Their distribuor network covers the entire United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Published in Web Design Portfolio
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 11:51

B & D Family Jewelers

Located in Spartanburg SC, B&D Family Jewelers, is a full-service jewelry firm that serves not only the Upstate region of SC but also the Southeast and border state area ranging from Ohio to Kentucky and West Virginia where they frequently travel to display their unique custom jewelry. They contacted Concerto Designs in October 2009 while they were still paying a large monthly fee to one of the phone companies for a badly designed, insecure, and under-performing website. We put together a proposal for an original design, content development, CMS platform and SEO campaign for less than half of their annual website costs they were currently paying.

Published in Web Design Portfolio
Sunday, 22 August 2010 19:23

Joomla CMS Web Design

Flexible Options and Streamlined Pricing

At Concerto Designs, we understand the challenges of running a small business - because we are one ourselves. Like you, we see the increasingly tougher economy as an opportunity for innovation and growth. While a quality web design and website presence has never been more necessary, cost has never been more critical. Our approach answers both needs. Choosing from a wide selection of innovative features, you can create a website that fits your unique business needs.

The Role of Content

From our experience of producing, designing, and developing hundreds of websites, we take away one underlying, fundamental principle in website design: your site's content is the most valuable - and often the most challenging - asset. Before we start the design process, we review your marketing goals and your current website content so we can develop an attractive, eye-catching design that also maximizes your search engine page ranking.

Published in Web Design
Sunday, 22 August 2010 14:47

Joomla CMS Puts You In Control

Your organization's website ideally plays a dynamic role within an integrated marketing plan. For some businesses, this means a website that features daily specials, product updates, or e-commerce, for others it might involve downloadable brochures, email campaigns with newsletters, blogs, bulletin boards to handle FAQs, or other dynamic content options. However you put your website to work, Joomla CMS allows you complete flexibility and control so that your website and your business grow together. Clear, streamlined administrative panels and menus allow you to fully update and edit your website. That means your updates happen when your business needs them not when an expensive maintenance plan says you can have them. You save money and your website keeps pace with your business’s growth and change.

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