Are you Open for Business?

As a firm that provides services for both small and medium sized businesses, Ontario North Consulting specializes in ensuring that our clients have a responsive website that is the cornerstone of their digital footprint.

Many small and medium sized enterprises struggle to build and maintain a successful website. Usually this is because they lack the time to build and create one, they lack the in-house skill required or they lack the budget. We educate our clients and potential clients about the benefits of having a website for their business. Websites give SME’s legitimacy, marketing channels and the opportunity to position their business and stay in control of their brand.

The number of consumers that go online to find a local business has jumped to 97% in the last 8 years. Web visitors are primarily hunters. They hunt for information, and if you don’t give them what they need, they’ll go elsewhere. Even worse, if you don’t have a website, you are telling your potential customers that you are not “Open for Business”. A good website has great content, is regularly updated, intuitive, easy to use, and, ideally, has a good visitor-customer conversion rate. Content is king, and quality content is the reason why websites have repeat visitors, and ultimately customers. But copywriting isn’t just about checking spelling mistakes. A good copywriter and website developer will have a firm understanding of your business goals and will craft the content needed to meet those needs and reel in your target customers.

Video: This is how we build websites – 7 step process

Ontario North Consulting is committed to supporting local businesses grow and thrive. We will work with SME’s to navigate the funding process in order to take advantage of the opportunities organizations such as NEOnet offer to the business community. In addition, we can provide businesses with the right tools and solutions in order to stand out in the digital world and reinforce their online presence. ONC has been successful in providing turnkey website development to a number of SME’s. We work with our clients to ensure quality content that reflects the culture and services of their business with WordPress websites that are easy to edit without requiring any technical knowledge of website development. We specialize in CMS, E-commerce websites, domain & hosting, mobile and tablet responsive websites.

The Northeastern Ontario community is fortunate to have North Eastern Ontario Communications Network Inc. (NEOnet) a not-for-profit organization that is proudly supported by FedNor. “NEOnet’s approach to large-scale projects echoes its mandate: it works with stakeholders to develop applications, awareness and infrastructure concurrently, so that funded projects are sustainable and encourage competition.” They currently have a program called The Business Technology Improvement Funding (BTIF) that is designed to provide funding of up to $5,000 for websites and up to $25,000 for technology adoption, open to SME’s wanting to identify, invest, and implement technology to improve business, e-commerce, and applications, focusing on how business targets are going to be achieved.

Some of our other clients who are Open for Business
Northern Mechanical Services
Lachance Construction
Northern Truss
Northern Adventure Rentals
Zenith Solutions
Ecotech Sprayfoam
Services funéraires Fournier

Please contact us for more information on website development, funding opportunities or to book a consultation with ONC.


About the Author:

André is a dedicated and motivated bilingual professional with several years of experience working with public, private and not-for-profit organizations. He holds leadership roles with many local and regional boards of directors. He has secured over $5 million for private and public sector projects. He has a vast network of contacts and enjoys strong relationships within those networks.