Online Reviews and Website Design for Small Businesses

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The average revenue for a small business is $3.6 million, but the average revenue for a small business with a website is $5.03 million.

  • Your website “is” your business online – it needs to be awesome, or you’ll look bad and lose clients to your competitors
  • The main objective of a website is to build trust, reduce anxiety and communicate your value proposition
  • We guarantee the design of your website 100% (no outsourcing – everything done in-house)
  • We’ve invested countless hours of time, energy and resources into creating a website building system that will impress your visitors and foster trust in your business

In a Forbes article titled “Five Reasons 8 Out Of 10 Businesses Fail” – 2 of the 5 reasons (40%) stated were directly attributed to a failure in communicating a value proposition.

  • Get our exclusive, eye-opening landing page design and value proposition crafting system applied to your website to increase your leads and conversions
  • Includes a deep-dive interview into your business and the people behind it (we discover all the things that make your business awesome)
  • We then take the information from the interview session and design a beautiful home page that clearly communicates your value proposition in a manner your visitors can identify with (all the work for the home page is done for you)

“As soon as I met Scott I knew I was in good hands.  He has a wealth of knowledge and you can tell he genuinely cares about his clients and wants them to be 100% satisfied.  I absolutely love the new look of my website!  I now have clients contacting me through the website for services, which we never had before.

Erica Stanek, D.D.S.

Stanek Dental

  • Online reviews affect your Google rankings. We’ve got a system that will help you take control
  • Search engine optimization services to help you rank organically
  • Off-site tactics to boost your online exposure
  • Awesome design and branding services to help your business stand out

“Working with Scott is easy and fun. Scott is a great listener and he is dedicated to his customers and his profession. I really enjoy meeting with him in person because he can be so encouraging as well. I would recommend Bernadot Studios if you’re serious about your business and you want to get results. Scott will get the job done!”

Peter Schank

President, Overhead Door 7 Rivers Region

Google accounts for over 94% of all mobile/tablet search traffic globally, followed by Yahoo at 3% and Bing at 1%. (Source: NetMarketShare, 2016)

  • Get a website with SEO (search engine optimization) done for you to get better rankings
  • Get connected with Google Search Console & Google Analytics so Google can monitor your site and provide useful feedback
  • We typically get first page rankings, and often within the top 3 listings, for localized keywords we target for our clients

“You have given us a new, very important sales tool which is already paying off.”

Bruce Zmolek

President, Firefighters Credit Union, client since 2004

Google researched the importance of mobile sites and found that 72% of consumers demand a mobile friendly site for ease of navigation.

  • Give your visitors a mobile optimized browsing experience and increase your conversions and decrease people bailing for your competitors
  • Get a responsive website design as recommended by Google (no ranking benefit but it is the recommended method)
  • Improved Google rankings on mobile devices

WordPress powers 27% of the internet – TechRepublic

  • No special software to install. You just need an internet connection and a browser.
  • A visual page builder makes updating content simple
  • Drag ‘n’ drop & cut ‘n’ paste  layouts allow you to move content around with ease
  • No coding required
  • Built on the WordPress platform

“Bernadot Studios marketing philosophies are based upon my own business experience and, more significantly, my daily passion for learning from inspirational teachers of marketing and life, including: Dr. Flint McGlaughlin, Dale Carnegie, Seth Godin, Jay Abraham, Joe Polish, Russell Brunson, Chet Holmes, Michael Port, Chris Smith, Allen Dib, Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Ryan Deiss, Robert Cialdini, Zig Ziglar and Gary Vaynerchuk.” – Scott Bernadot

  • Learn about blogging and the impact it can have on your business
  • Let’s get you setup up with social media
  • Review & Reputation Marketing so you can take advantage on online reviews (this is HUGE)
  • Other off-site and on-site tactics to improve your rankings and traffic
  • On-site practices to optimize conversions / clicks (did I mention I am certified in Landing Page Optimization from MECLabs?)
  • Marketing campaigns (PPC, email, Facebook ads) – coming soon

“Scott is awesome- his sense of flow and the direction of content made all the difference in the world. His knowledge of marketing principles and how to utilize them in the framework of a website as well as how that applies to your real-world business operations is second to none.”

Jeff & Audrey Wasley

Owners, Four Flyways Outfitters

  • Securely accept credit and debit card payments online
  • Stripe or PayPal – no monthly costs
  • No shopping cart needed
  • Connects to your bank account for easy access to funds
  • Secure online store
  • WooCommerce solutions using Stripe or PayPal – no monthly service charges
  • Up to 20 products
  • Give access to schedules, events, results or forms
  • Publish your content for public access, or easily password protect your pages
  • Reduces phone calls and customer support resources

84% of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation – Bright Local 2016 Survey

  • Get a smart system to maximize your 5 star online reviews and minimize poor reviews
  • Receive alerts when your business receives an online review
  • Automatically add testimonials to your website in real time
  • Enhance your Google rankings and dominate your competitors
  • Integrate your website with social media relevant to your business
  • Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc
  • Making your content shareable will increase your exposure and ultimately increase your sales

Email delivers the highest ROI for marketers.
Email is 40 times more effective at acquiring new customers than Facebook or Twitter. – McKinsey

  • Capture email addresses and auto connect with Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, Aweber, Etc.
  • We use best practices for implementing your sign-up form to optimize your join rate
  • We can provide additional services for creating a “freebie” lead magnet to get more subscribers
  • Photo Galleries
  • Case Studies / Testimonials
  • Portfolio
  • Before & After Gallery
  • Video and Audio
  • Give your visitors a secure browsing experience by using an SSL/TLS certificate (recommended by Google for all websites)
  • Get daily updates applied to your site as needed. to maximize your sites safety
  • Your website will be backed up at no additional cost

40% of consumers will abandon a website that takes longer than 3 seconds to load (source: Vendasta)

  • We’ll make sure your homepage (largest page on site) loads in under 3 seconds (we’ve got some sites loading under 1 second)
  • High performance optimizes your visitor’s experience and keeps them on your website
  • Engineered systems of web hosting and software configurations are key to maximizing performance
  • I typically respond in less than 10 minutes, including nights and weekends
  • 24 hour response guarantee – or you get a $50.00 credit on your account
  • Nothing is outsourced. When you call or email you get my direct cell phone and email account. If speed matters to you, you’ll love how we’ll take care of you.

“Every request or issue has been handled in a timely manner and followed through until we reached completion or a solution.  We have never (yes, never) had to call you twice about a single technical issue.”

Mary Macken-Garry

Macken Funeral Home, Rochester, MN

  • Building your website with us will be a fun, enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • I’ve minimized the “pain” so that gathering content is simplified and I do all the heavy lifting
  • Be prepared for insights and new perspectives that may change your business forever…

"I am 100% satisfied with the final product and view it as one of the best investments we have made in the last seven years." David A. Burry , CEO of Greenleaf Management Inc.