From a young age, I was fascinated by the growing process. By how my grandfather was always checking the grapes. Whether it was cold out or hot. He was constantly checking to see how they were doing.
Growing anything is a process that teaches you patience. Nothing just pops up over night. Every step of the process is critical and most of it is out of your hands. Some years you get the rain you need. Some years you don't.
As a 3rd generation vintner, I've learned to be patient. I've learned to work hard. I've learned to enjoy the process. It isn't always easy, but it's absolutely always worth it. I hope you'll come and experience it for yourself very soon.
- Jacob Hill, Hill's Vinyards
There's a lot of text here, but you might find it helpful. Not only is the info in it important to understanding the value of having the ability to customize your own website; it also is an example of what a large body of text will look like on your new website.
This website template is simply that... a template. It's designed to be customized with your content and the elements of your brand.
But how important is a website to your brand? Not to be dramatic, but it's critical. People are curious! If they weren't curious then social media, reality TV and documentaries wouldn't be a thing! Your website should both tell the story of your small business and convert your visitors/users into customers. It's also an important place for potential partners to learn more about you and connect with you.
The first place to start is with a good website template. If this site design isn't what you're looking for, just click on the Show Me More button below to head back to the britelime.co website template store. There you'll find more website templates built for the Showit platform as well as other tools and resources for your small business.
Whether you sell your products/services directly from your website or if your site is more for informational use... it's important that it's the best possible reflection of your business. Think of your website like your digital handshake!
It's also important that you have the ability to make updates to your own website! I can't recall how many times I've heard the sad story of a small business paying lots of their hard earned money for an awesome website only to never be able to update it on their own. With a britelime website template on the Showit platform... that story never has to be about you. Included with your website template will be a complete suite of educational tutorial videos on how to customize your website template and make updates to your content yourself, whenever you want.
Just in case that sounds overwhelming... "a complete suite of educational tutorial videos" - don't worry, it just sounds fancy. I definitely don't want to overwhelm you - I want to HELP YOU! The "Getting Started" video will teach you how to make content changes to your site including changing the colors, fonts, images and graphics... and it takes less than 10 minutes. The additional videos are more of a deep dive to help you fully unlock the potential of your new site.
With a britelime website template YOU are empowered to make changes. Your website should be a tool for your business, not a burden for you.
Right now if you're reading this paragraph of text, you're on a desktop or laptop computer. How do I know that? Because this box of text as well as the headline, graphic icon and background box are not visible on the mobile version of this site.
Why? Because people consume information differently on mobile sites. Typically people are on the go when they're on a mobile site... and they don't want to have to scroll forever through all of your information. If they're looking at your site from a desktop or a laptop, they likely have more time for a deep dive into your information.
You can add as much or as little text to your website as you want. Every aspect of your site will be fully customizable to your brand and your content.
And shouldn't it be? You don't want a site that looks like everyone else's! But that doesn't mean you have to start with a custom designed site. You can absolutely start with a template and make it your own!
Once you've added your content elements like your logo, photos, text, contact info, links and any needed documents your site will be unique to your small business.