Small Business Website Development

Is your business looking to increase your online footprint, update your ageing website and generate more leads? I just may be the perfect fit! I’ve developed over 100 websites, most of them for small businesses just like you.

Picking the right company to work on your new site is a very important decision. Your website speaks volumes about your company and brand and it needs to be built to reflect that. I will work with your company to ensure all aspects of your website are covered.

I encourage you to check out some of my testimonials and even reach out to me if you’d like to speak with some of my previous small business clients.

Small Business Website Development FAQs

My development process varies based on the type of project. Check out my development process page for more details on my development process.

I typically only take on full build projects or work on sites I’ve previously built, but I would be happy to take a look to see if I may be able to help you. Please contact me and maybe we’ll be a good fit to work together.

My typical development-only project is $6,000-9,000. My project minimum for any project is $5,000. If we will be working with my design partner to come up with a new design, this will typically add $5,000-$7,000 to the project. Bear in mind, these are ranges that will vary greatly based on the complexity and scope of your project.

Additionally, if you need custom copywriting, in-depth SEO or any other services, that will affect the price as well.

My typical build takes 2-3 weeks followed by 1-2 weeks of QA/testing. More complex project will extend that timeline. This also assumes timely communication.

If we are going through a full design prior to development, this will add 4-6 weeks to the process.

I am typically booked out roughly 2-4 months and book on a first-come-first-served basis.

I use the Genesis Framework for all of my sites with my own “starter theme” as a starting point. The Genesis Framework provides the backbone and my Starter Theme is a blank canvas ready for customization.

I use a number of plugins with nearly every build including:

  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • Gravity Forms
  • WP Migrate DB Pro
  • Yoast SEO
  • Imagify
  • WP Rocket

For eCommerce sites I build with WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads.

I also include my own Core Functionality Plugin (found in the GitHub repo linked above) where I handle all non-theme functionality like Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies and more. That way should you ever need to change themes, you won’t lose that core functionality.

All of my sites are built with SEO in mind. This includes things like semantic markup, proper use of alt tags, ensuring the site is accessible, installing and doing basic setup of Yoast SEO.

I do not offer full SEO services like keyword research, writing meta description, writing copy or doing in-depth SEO. I would be happy to provide referrals if you’d like more in-depth SEO. Additionally, if you provide me with things like meta descriptions and custom title tags I am happy to get them in place for you during the build.

I do not offer copywriting services. You will be responsible for providing the content for your site or working with a copywriter. I can provide referrals if needed.

I don’t offer any design services but have a number of design partners I work with on a daily basis. My design partners are experts graphic design specifically for websites and will help guide us through the website design process using best practices.

Recent Business Projects

Our Love Language is Food Screenshot
Our Love Language is Food
Travelin' Coupons Screenshot
Travelin’ Coupons
Encore Dance Center 2021
Encore Dance Center
Fredericksburg Chiropractic Screenshot
Blue Mountain Wellness
Firelight Yoga Hero
Firelight Yoga
TM3 Wealth Screenshot
TM3 Wealth
Because It's Better Screenshot
Because It’s Better
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Aroian Editorial

Why work with Whiteley Designs?

Timely Communication

I pride myself in providing clear, concise and timely communication. Whether it is responding to generic emails, support questions or communication during a website build I strive to respond in a timely manner so we can all keep things moving.

Lasting Relationships

I am not looking to build a site and disappear. I value long client relationships. Whether you are on a website care plan or simply touching base from time to time to catch up or get other small jobs done, I look forward to creating a long-lasting relationship.

User Friendly Site Editing

I put a lot of focus on the overall editing experience for the end user. This focus allows you to rest easy that updating and editing your site will be simple and straight-forward. I also provide video tutorials for all custom aspects of your site.

A Great Experience

I’d like to think that all website projects go smoothly, but that simply isn’t the case. I work hard to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Creating an amazing site is one thing, but helping make the process as simple, and pleasant as possible is important.

Thorough Development

I make sure your site is responsive (mobile-friendly), SEO friendly, images are optimized for performance, proper URL redirects are in place and more to ensure things are done the right way.

Quality Code

An often under-appreciated and overlooked aspect of a website is the quality of the underlying code. I take pride is creating websites with clean, well-commented, efficient code using best practices. This helps ensure longevity of a website, great performance, and ease of maintenance and future-proofing.

Innovative Solutions

I love when my clients come to me with a problem that I can help them solve. These unique requests give me the opportunity to use my experience to provide an easy-to-use solution for the end user. With WordPress nearly anything is possible, and I love bringing ideas to life.

WordPress Expertise

I’ve built my business around WordPress. I live in WordPress on a day-to-day basis. This means I am able to craft efficient WordPress solutions using all the core tools WordPress has to offer.

Business Testimonials

Beth Headshot
Working with Matt was an excellent experience from the first exploratory conversation through getting our website launched. Matt is a great communicator, helpful educator, and had amazingly quick responses to every one of our (many) questions and requests. He was always looking for ways to improve our website and enhance…
Kevin Echemendia Headshot
Throughout the years of our production company, Two Stories Media we have had 2 websites, plus the newest one done just completed by Matt. This site build and the entire process ALREADY has been far superior than the last ones. Matt was incredibly responsive, professional, gave amazing insight and answered…
Kerry Gustafson Headshot
I highly recommend partnering with Matt for your web development needs. Not only is he incredibly proficient and knowledgeable, he is also extremely responsive, detailed, and dedicated to your project. I had a fantastic experience and happy to continue working with Matt with his monthly and annual web hosting and…
Andy Jolivette Headshot
Matt is as friendly and responsive as he is talented and professional…and that’s saying a lot, on both ends! He was a joy to work with and kept our project moving, and we now have a beautiful and bug-free website that went live on schedule and is helping us do…
Alvina Kline Headshot
I love Whitely Designs ! Matt is efficient, creative and easy to work with and my new website is absolutely AWESOME!
Nick Gannon - Outback Deals
I have had Matt work on a website of mine on several occasions. Even though I live in Australia, and Matt in the US, there was no trouble and all work was done quickly and with great results. I would highly recommend Matthew to others as he provides quality work,…
Erik Wagner - Onclusive Headshot
We used Whiteley Designs to build the Onclusive website. Matt was easy to work with, methodical and creative. The end result was a website that increased our conversion rates, had great load times and was very easy to manage.
Daniel Garibaldi Headshot
Matt is THE MAN… He is absolutely great at what he does and will always be the man I go to when it comes to building/maintaining my website. From the get go, Matt knew exactly what questions to ask/ what to clarify which really smoothed out the process. He always…
I’ve worked with Matt on various projects over the last few years and his expertise, ability to offer solutions, attention to detail and professional approach has been an incredible asset to my projects. If you’re looking for a developer that offers excellent service and will go above and beyond and…
There are very few people in the business world that can somehow perfectly blend creativity while maintaining true professionalism- that person is Matthew Whiteley. For me, he was able to blaze a path to very a complex website when others before him failed miserably. His responsiveness, patience, effectiveness, and solution…
Joe Meglio of Gamechanger Gym
Before I hired Matt, editing our website was always a struggle. We hired Matt to build a custom website and it surpassed my expectations. Not only is it easier then ever to make changes but it looks great too (we’ve also gotten more website leads then ever before). I’d recommend…
Drue Emerson - Occam's Raiser
I first hired Matt to build my customized online retail store. He works quickly and diligently and creates beautiful, functional, and clean work. He is very fast to respond to any inquiry and communicates clearly. A HUGE thumbs up for Matt!

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