Strategy & Consulting
Do You Have A New Idea Or Challenging Issue With A Project?
Put our extensive website, ecommerce, custom development and mobile/app experience to work for you!
Proven Experience Helping Business Grow
Over the years, we’ve established an impressive resume of helping companies meet these challenges, find solutions, and continue on their growth curve. Our clients are overwhelmingly pleased with our help towards their website development and improved design experience.
PROJECT DISCOVERY & EVALUATION
CONSULTING & STRATEGY
CONSULTING & STRATEGY
CONSULTING & STRATEGY
CONSULTING & STRATEGY
New Business ConceptsMany of our clients come to us with a new business idea. While a new website or app concept is a great start, it takes experience to expand that spark into concrete, functional plan. What many businesses struggle with, are the logistics of their new business idea. Who is the target audience? What need does this idea fulfill? What technologies are required? When coming up with a new idea, countless questions need to be answered. Luckily, that is what we are here for.
We will work closely with you by learning about your concept. We’ll then probe your ideas with a variety of questions, some of which you should be able to answer and some which you probably will not be able to. After brainstorming and diving deeper into your ideas, we will work with you to expand your plan out into a concrete plan consisting of technical specification documentation, stiremaps, and wireframes. These roadmaps will serve as a blueprint for the cost analysis and continued design and development for your new business idea in the future.
Business ChallengesAside from new business concepts, many clients come to us to seek help with challenges they are facing in their business. These projects can be related to technical or operational issues or something is going wrong on the company’s marketing and communications side. We have seen many of these over the years and are experienced in mitigating and eliminating these issues. The advantage of working with Sandcastle over our competitors is that we are a multi-faceted company. We have a deep, technical knowledge of the web, e-commerce, mobile apps, as well as a solid background in marketing, design, advertising, and direct response.
The challenges you face in your business often involve a complex interaction between the two worlds, which we have experience with. To find the best solutions for a challenge in your business, you need to work with a company that understands how all of these factors come into play and how to approach it as a multi-faceted issue.
Why do you Need Consulting?
As the competitive digital landscape continues to increase, a divide between a business and its preparation and planning has dissolved. Now, with digital content and space touching all aspects of businesses, it is more important than ever to make sure that you are on top of your planning and procedures.
Navigating The New Digital Landscape
Today's digital and mobile devices provide unprecedented access to data and information. This is an amazing tool if you know how to play it and use it to your advantage. You need to create a seamless brand experience, prioritize your user experience, and provide yourself with great digital marketing. To successfully utilize all that you can from the digital experience, you need to know how to leverage analytics and the vast amounts of data provided to you by your marketing strategies. If you do not know how to use this data, you will struggle to keep up with your competitors in this new digital landscape!
Customized Digital Marketing Plans
We are very experienced in working with companies that have traditional approaches to marketing and helping them transform these business plans to a result-driven approach of a digital strategy. Unless you are yourself an expert at digital marketing, it is imperative to reach out to a consulting firm. At Sandcastle, we have experience designing digital marketing plans that are suitable for your company. What makes us successful against our competitors is our hands-on and personalized approach to individual digital marketing plans.
Craft Your Digital Strategy
Practices like digital marketing, SEO practices, and paid media are essential to creating a new, contemporary business plan. Traditional, old-fashioned efforts will leave you stuck in the dust of your competitors. To stay successful in the age of the digital revolution, you need to build your digital strategy.
Define & Address Business Obstacles
There is a wealth of knowledge and opportunity at your fingers, you likely just need the help and tools to utilize it. We can help you with that. With our expertise, you will walk away feeling clear in your next steps and how to advance your business idea or overcome any existing obstacles
How We Help
Sandcastle is a multi-faceted company equipped in solving even the most complex and changing business challenges. We have experience working with many companies on their business ideas and challenges. What makes us unique as a company is how we work with our clients to develop a concrete and feasible solution.
Before we even talk about your business concept ideas or challenges, we will first take the time to get to know you and your company as a whole. That way, we will better be able to dive deeper into your ideas and what is presenting challenges. No matter what kind of issues or questions you have presented us with, we will diligently work closely with you to come up with a suitable solution.
With our expertise with SEO practices, digital marketing, web design, and development, you cannot go wrong with our consultation. Our proven web design process focuses on your communication goals, brand guidelines and targets audience, and sale objectives to produce a custom website matching your specific needs. With these values and methods in place, we will help you increase your e-commerce and content management systems, all while keeping your business plan simple and straightforward.
Why You Need A CRM To Get To The Next Level Of Your Business
Learn about the benefits of using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for business growth. We highlight how a CRM can enhance sales by providing valuable customer data, aiding in targeted promotions and follow-ups. The article also discusses the importance of CRM in maintaining customer relationships, tracking sales team progress, and improving overall business efficiency.
How Much Should You Spend On Marketing?
Here we evaluate the importance of balancing time and resources dedicated to marketing for small business owners. We suggest that while new businesses might need to invest a significant portion of their time in marketing to build a customer base, established businesses should find a balanced approach between marketing and service provision. The article also advises using multiple marketing channels to maximize reach and underscores the importance of maintaining customer relationships.
How To Precisely Show The Value Of User Experience
In this article we show the importance of user experience (UX) in design and offer strategies to measure and enhance it. Key methods include collecting and analyzing user feedback, conducting A/B testing to compare different designs, and creating polls to gather direct user insights. The article emphasizes the critical role of UX in digital platforms, especially in the context of rising competition and increasing user expectations for high-quality online experiences.
Working With Freelancers Vs Agencies: Pros And Cons
Comparing the advantages and drawbacks of hiring freelancers versus agencies for business projects. We highlight the flexibility, specialized skills, and cost-effectiveness of freelancers, while pointing out their limited resources and varied reliability. Conversely, agencies offer more comprehensive services, consistency, and scalability, but often at a higher cost and with less flexibility.
Why You Need To Be Building An Email List
Here we highlight the importance of email lists in marketing. We explain how email remains a highly effective communication tool, offering direct and controlled engagement with customers, leading to increased loyalty and sales. The piece underscores the value of email marketing in today’s social media-dominated landscape, advocating for its use in building a loyal customer base and ensuring consistent engagement.
How Web Design And Content Marketing Work Together
Discover the synergistic relationship between web design and content marketing. It emphasizes that while web design provides the structure and aesthetic appeal, content marketing fills this framework with engaging and valuable content. This combination is crucial for enhancing user experience, increasing engagement, and improving search engine rankings.
When To Stop Following Web Trends And Look To The Future
This article explores the limitations and repetitive nature of following design trends in web design. We argues that trends often don’t significantly advance the industry or benefit the end user, and can lead to a circular pattern in design styles. The article encourages designers to focus more on the needs of the end user, rather than just following current trends, to create more meaningful and user-centric designs.
What services does Sandcastle offer in strategy and consulting?
Sandcastle provides services in project discovery, site architecture, wireframing, requirements documentation, and more, helping businesses navigate the digital landscape.
How does Sandcastle assist with new business concepts?
We work closely with clients to understand and expand their ideas into concrete plans, including technical specifications, sitemaps, and wireframes.
What kind of business challenges can Sandcastle help address?
Sandcastle helps with technical, operational, marketing, and communication challenges by leveraging their expertise in web, e-commerce, mobile apps, and marketing.
Why is digital strategy important for businesses?
In today’s digital age, a robust digital strategy is vital for competing effectively, involving practices like digital marketing, SEO, and leveraging analytics.
How does Sandcastle approach consulting projects?
Ready to Get Started?
Give us a call so that we can we handle the hard stuff. We will guide you through the trickiest areas of the digital landscape so you can focus on other areas critical to your business.