• 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, 18 December 2010 18:23

Client Feedback on Web Design @ Minneapolis

"Alan Smith and his company, Concerto Designs, built a Joomla website for my company, Paper Depot, Inc. Alan said what he would do and did what he said. It is a pleasure to work with Alan. The site performs beautifully and allows me complete access to the content. With only the most basic of computer skills I am able to manipulate the content of my site on my own. I can post weekly specials in less than five minutes. Our search engine rankings are always near the top and we see people in our store everyday looking for specials from our website."

- Mark Pupeza, President/Owner of The Paper Depot, Minneapolis MN

Alan not only promised me that our website would bring in new clients but he has exceeded all my expectations. We average 25 new clients each month. Even during the slow month of July, we consistently get contact from clients that have found us on the internet. Alan is always willing to answer any questions I have. He has even helped me set up a Facebook account. I cannot imagine doing business with anyone else. His customer service is worth every dime I have spent.

– Penny

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.

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