Improving your business when the economy is down

Improving your business when the economy is down

Don’t sit and wait for things to turn around… do something now!

It’s no fun at all doing business when the economy hits a low. For so many companies, the low profits and the stress can lead to irrational and impulsive, rather than strategic, decision making.
But for many companies this can be a very positive turning point.
If you are committed to quality and really intend to keep improving, then consider using this slump in the economy as an opportunity to scrutinise your business. 

Be tactical in making difficult decisions about cutting costs, improving strategy and systems, or even communicating with your clients, customers, re-sellers, or employees.
Professional company directors and managers will use every single opportunity to become even better.

Your website is the front door to your business

What kind of importance do you place on a website for your business?
Your customers and prospective customers will get a very distinct impression about your business from your online presence. So what do you think your website is telling people about your company?
Your customers are going online more and more, and they expect you to be there. If you’re not, you can be sure that your competitors are.

I often get the impression that a Website is not at the top of a company’s priority list. Why is that? I know the answer is that many company owners are unaware of the enormous potential in increased business!
The many companies that do have a well-designed, professional web presence are industry leaders. Their website’s look great because they have employed professionals to develop and market the ‘first thing’ most of their clients will ever see about them.
Remember that you are in business to build, sell equipment, provide services etc.., not to do Web Design. Save yourself a lot of time and headaches and leave it to the experts. Leave it to ‘Navega Bem‘.

So what can ‘Navega Bem’ do for you and your business?

Consider a CMS website that allows you and your staff to update the site yourselves. The site will be fully ‘responsive‘ and adapt to display on any device. You need no experience with programming or HTML and you can update your site from anywhere in the world. All you require is a web browser and an internet connection.
Consider selling your products or services online. Studies have shown that you can expect an increase in business of up to 250% by accepting credit card payments on your web site.

Consider just having a new web presence. A web site that is developed by professionals and a site that takes full advantage of today’s technology and advances. A site that shows your clients how much you care about your business.

 To learn how we can help you turn your business around please fill in our ‘Proposal Request Form‘ and we’ll get back to you with all the information you require.

Site launch for GoldenBook – The essential guides to Portugal

GoldenBook - Essential guides to Portugal

GOLDENBOOK is the essential guide to Portugal’s five most popular destinations. There is a different edition for each region: Algarve, Lisbon, Madeira, Cascais, Estoril & Sintra, Oporto & Northern Region.
You can find GOLDENBOOK in the bedrooms of the 4 and 5 star hotels and luxury resorts in all these places.

Each separate edition of GOLDENBOOK provides an overall picture of its region including a carefully selected choice of shops, restaurants, nightlife, sports, leisure and other services.

The new website has been developed by Navega Bem – Web Design and is built around the Joomla! CMS framework.
Web Designer Marta Garcês explained “We were very pleased to have been once again invited to develop the new GoldenBook website.
We chose Joomla! 3 for this particular project and it allowed us to take advantage of the new image and link features.
The GoldenBook staff can now manage the complete site without external help or any real need to have knowledge of programming or HTML.”

“The site is fully ‘responsive‘ and will adapt to display on any device in a user friendly manner. So there is no requirement for any additional Apps.
We have incorporated a Flipping Book that allows site visitors to flip through the GoldenBook guides and this has helped make the site a very enjoyable experience.”

Follow this link to see the new GoldenBook website.

To learn more about ‘responsive‘ CMS websites visit Navega Bem – Web Design.

Funchal Charming Apartments – Madeira island

Funchal Charming Apartments

Funchal Charming Apartments offer high-level hospitality in their spacious, fully equipped accommodation. No expense has been spared ensuring the highest attention to detail and standards that will complement your comfortable lifestyle.
This is truly the most memorable and enriching way to experience a holiday in Funchal, Madeira.

The new website has been carefully crafted according to the proprietors wishes and developed around the Joomla! CMS framework by web design professionals Navega Bem.

Marta Garcês, web designer for Navega Bem explained “Madeira island thrives on tourism and with a wide range of accommodation to suit every taste and pocket, it has become quite a challenge to stand out and offer excellent services to the island’s visitors.
In close collaboration with the proprietors of ‘Funchal Charming Apartments‘ we have created a website that looks both attractive and is highly functional. The site is fully ‘responsive‘ and adapts to display on any device. This does away with the necessity to have additional costly Apps that are designed solely for mobile devices. Here we have one site that will work on any device.”

Follow this link to visit the new Funchal Charming Apartments website.

To learn more about attractive and ‘responsive‘  CMS websites that you can manage yourself, visit Navega Bem – Web Design.

Madeira Exotica

Delicious Exotic Fruits from the Madeira islands

Madeira Exotica

Madeira Exótica is the trademark of the company Vieira & Vicente Lda.
Based on the core values of openness, honesty and trust – Madeira Exótica is dedicated to the export of delicious quality exotic fruits from the islands of Madeira to the rest of the World.

The new website Madeira Exótica was developed by Joomla! CMS specialists Navega Bem – Web Design, also located in Madeira.
Miguel Luis, software engineer explained “The site has been created around the latest version of Joomla 3.2. The multilingual site which has been beautifully designed is fully ‘responsive‘ and will adapt to display on any device.”

“We are very excited about the way Joomla! has improved over the years and how functional it has become. Much like the original iPhone which has now become a truly amazing device, Joomla! is very much the CMS of choice for 99% of our projects.”

To learn more about beautiful ‘responsive’ CMS websites follow this link.

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Distinctive Italy Weddings

Distinctive Italy Weddings upgrades to a responsive Joomla! website

Distinctive Italy Weddings

Italy’s premier wedding planning company ‘Distinctive Italy Weddings‘ have launched their new responsive website.
In response to the rapid transition of users moving to mobile devices to surf the web ‘Distinctive Italy Weddings‘ is ensuring that the fast growing requirement for their services can be handled in a user friendly manner.

During 2013 it was interesting to see the growing percentage of users visiting the site on mobile devices. Over the summer months the amount of users on non-desktop devices went over 50% and the decision was made to update the website.

Joomla! CMS specialists ‘Navega Bem – Web Design‘ were once again commissioned to carry out this important project.
The design brief was basically to keep the highly valued website design intact as much as possible, whilst at the same time creating a ‘responsive‘ website that will adapt to display on any device.

Creative Director Chris Szabo explained “We were honoured to be once again asked to create the new website for DIW and the project took several months to complete. The obvious choice of CMS for this site is Joomla! The newest Joomla! release which is now at 3.x is an amazing platform and much like the original iPhone has turned into something unbelievably efficient and user friendly.”

“Developing websites with Joomla! means we can deliver spectacular multi-lingual sites that are SEO friendly, device independent and simple for our clients to manage themselves without our help.”

Visit the new ‘Distinctive Italy Weddings’ website here.