We typically work with mid-size and small businesses of all types—medical practices, mom-and-pop shops, independent entrepreneurs, insurance firms, retail outlets, churches, start-up ventures—all that, and everything in between. We specialize in helping service companies figure out and capitalize on what sets them apart from their competition.
3Fold Creative is located in downtown Greenville, S.C.—a chic little city that’s getting a lot of attention for its small-business savvy. But you don’t have to live in South Carolina to get a great solution from 3Fold Creative. Our first-class services are available anywhere, though we focus on North America and Western countries.
The “x” stands for exponential growth—growth in the organizations and people we serve, as well as in ourselves. You can read more about it here.
Q: What is responsive design?
Responsive design is a design that responds to its environment. Usually it’s used in the context of mobile devices like phones and tablets. If your website is responsive, it means it will look great and work well on any kind of device, from a 3-inch phone to a 55-inch TV, and everything in between. For more details and examples, see this blog post that we wrote on the subject.
Q: How long does it take to build a website?
Every site is different, but on average, we invest 100-200 hours crafting each site we build. Of course, we’re working on more than one site at a time, and we have to coordinate with our clients to get information and design approval. Typically, we start within 10 days of your decision to move forward, and launch the site 8-12 weeks later.
Keeping a 3Fold Creative website current is easy with a user-friendly Content Management System (CMS). Anyone with the right username and password can log in from anywhere and make changes and additions in a matter of a few clicks—no special software or technical brilliance required!
Q: How much does it cost to build a website?
If you’re like most small- to mid-sized businesses, you’re working hard to watch the bottom line. Fortunately, a website doesn’t mean a budget overhaul. Of course, the price depends on the size, scope, and complexity of the website. However, some costs are quite predictable.
For starters, every website needs an address, or “domain”—something like www.yourcompanyname.com. We charge $35 a year to register, renew, and manage your domain for you.
Next, every website needs a place to live. That’s called “hosting.” Depending on the size of the site, you can expect hosting to run about $30 to $40 per month for most sites.
Finally, you have to build the website itself—the design and development step. Here’s where the price can vary dramatically, but many of our clients invest $10-20k in their websites.
The best way to find out for sure is to call us for a no-obligation consultation: 864.761.4141.
Q: What is technology consulting, and why do I need it?
Consulting is the art of bringing together expertise in two or more fields to make businesses work better, smarter, and more efficiently. It boosts morale as well as the bottom line.
With technology consulting, we bring together our expertise in business and technology. We can introduce you to new solutions for old problems, or just show you better ways of doing things you’re already doing.
We start with an interview, and, if possible, a tour of your company. We’re looking for problem areas and also tasks or processes that could be made more efficient. We’ll share what we find in a written report, but it doesn’t end there. 3Fold Creative then works with you and your employees to implement, test, and refine the proposed solutions.
The goal is 100% satisfaction with increased productivity and decreased costs.
Q: Why would I hire a technology company to help with marketing?
Marketing in the 21st century depends on technology. Yes, there’s still a place for print advertising, billboards and the phone directories, but the best marketing efforts combine those things with e-mail, websites, Internet advertising, video, and even mobile phone-based ads to make an unforgettable mark on your target audience. We can help manage your individual marketing efforts so that they are working together instead of independently. Synergy!
Q: What types of training do you provide?
First, if we’ve built a website for you, we’ll train you how to maintain and update it. When your site is launched, we’ll sit down with you and your staff (or schedule a webinar for our long-distance clients) to show you how things work and answer your questions. We build most of our sites on a Content Management System (CMS), so you can keep it up-to-date without special software and without being a computer genius.
In addition to website training, 3Fold Creative can provide expert instructors for almost any technology-related product or service, in group or individual settings. Here’s a partial list of topics:
Social Media Strategy & Implementation
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc)
Many others—call us for details or specific course requests