Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Sometimes we think we can do everything ourselves as small business people. You have to know when it's more time effective and cost effective to bring in someone that can complete the task faster and better than you can. Make sure you are spending your time doing what you do best that made your business a success to begin with.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. I wish I had known someone that could have helped me the way I help others. It's hard to know who to trust and who is giving you a straight answer. I've watched web designers and graphic design companies charge outrageous amounts of money to unsuspecting clients. Do your homework and check out the people you want to work with.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. How long have you been involved in the internet advertising market? What is involved in getting my website noticed by the search engines? Do you charge by the hour or the project? Will I have control over my website/domain hosting company and will you provide me with the login information for each account you set up?
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My design process includes getting to know the business of my clients in order to not only provide innovative designs and logos but to create a sales oriented piece that strives to bring in new business and clients. Many times, designers do not know what it means to be in the small business arena and the challenges we face. I add my 30 years of business experience to all my designs and websites.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Seeing someone become more successful. Small businesses are a vital part of this country. They often do not have the advantages that larger corporations have in regards to advertising and marketing budgets. We strive to overcome that with our knowledge and expertise making small companies look great and helping them achieve their goals.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Our family owns and operates a large roller skating facility called Orbit Skate Center in Palatine IL. Other rink owners and business owners that see what we do and want the same quality of design, website, marketing and advertising for their own businesses. The skating community is small and close knit. Elevin Design has clients nationwide and takes great pleasure in getting to know them and helping them succeed.