I took over my grandfather’s old hobby shop about three years ago, and as profits began to fall, I wanted to find a way to stay in business without having to sacrifice the quality of our products, and without alienating the faithful clients who had been trading with him for years. There was a lot of cash flow tied up in the store downtown, but even the prime location was not enough to justify the overhead expense. As far as I could tell I had three options, buy cheaper products from overseas to reduce costs, sell the company outright, or relocate the hobby shop business, and rent out the prime space to someone with a more sought after product. Ironically, a web design and graphics company was very interested in the space, and they suggested that I relocate Pop’s store on-line.
When I decided to put my business on the internet, I wanted to find a webhosting company that would support Microsoft front page extensions and Dreamweaver software because these were the programs I was most familiar with, and I wanted to be able to build my site and update it at my own pace without having to learn any complicated programming languages. I also wanted a web hosting company that didn’t charge me an arm and a leg for services, and I really didn’t want to have to agree to any long term monthly payment plan just in case it didn’t work out. Fortunately, I found everything I needed and more with VodaHost web hosting services.
VodaHost offers the latest in application compatibility, and even supports e-book and digital delivery which is great for “green” catalog distribution. My website is an extension of my business, and VodaHost allows me to put my best face forward 24-hours a day around the world for less than 10-bucks a month. I checked several other web hosting companies before choosing VodaHost, but none of them offered the type of services I needed for a competitive price, and because VodaHost guarantees 99.9% uptime, the decision was easy.
The current state of the economy is making it harder and harder for small businesses to stay
afloat. VodaHost offers an all inclusive web hosting package that makes it easy to reduce your overhead overnight by putting your business on the web. Even if your business goal is not to recreate your store on the internet, having your own website to promote your product or business is an effective way to stretch your advertising dollars, and VodaHost will walk you through the process step by step. They offer all the tools you need to build your own webpage including free website building programs that are easy to use even for beginners. I was able to register my domain free of charge, and after I ‘built’ my store, VodaHost had live and fully functional within 24-hours. The tech support people at VodaHost are easy to deal with, and that’s important to a small business owner like myself. Aside from a couple of Pop’s older clients who prefer to order their hobby supplies in person, everyone has taken a liking to the convenience of 24-hour shopping capabilities. VodaHost has allowed me to take my grandfather’s failing business and within a year, give it new life. I recommend VodaHost to anyone looking for good deal with a great web hosting company.