More than a Web Design Company.

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We are a full-service web design and digital marketing firm specializing in creating customized websites that meet our client’s goals and exceed their expectations. We also are great trainers and provide custom video tutorials with all of our websites so that owners are empowered to make changes on their own although we will be available moving forward to help keep the site up to date and improving over time.

We started in 2009 and have since built hundreds of websites across dozens of industries. Our clients include solo entrepreneurs all the way up to large international corporations. At the end of the day, all clients have specific needs and problems and it is our job and passion to find the right solutions and execute them to the owner’s benefit.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2009
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Beverly, MA
headquarters
  • 100 Cummings Center Suite 333C
    Beverly, MA 01915
    United States

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Web Development & SEO for Speakers Bureau

“We’ve gotten more leads that are better quality, and site traffic has also increased.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Compete Now developed a new WordPress site, creating a new logo and using source material from the old site. They updated the homepage and added forms to the backend to digitize client paperwork.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Jennifer Orell
Chief Relationship Officer, AEI Speakers Bureau
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Compete Now is responsive and works hard to meet project goals and deadlines. They provide regular updates and offer suggestions to optimize products and services. Their prices are competitive, and their work is high quality.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the chief relationship officer for AEI Speakers Bureau, a lecture agency that works with different types of speakers to bring them to different organizations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Compete Now?

We needed a partner to revamp our website, rebrand our company, and also manage our SEO.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Compete Now created a new logo and developed an entirely new WordPress website, pulling in source material from our original one so we didn’t have to redo all of the content, such as our speakers’ bios, photos, and other information. The new homepage now allows us to toggle between speakers more easily, and the site has a live chat feature. Compete Now also helped with videos, enabling us to both upload them to our site and embed them from our YouTube channel. Before, we could only have one video per speaker, but now they can have up to five.

Beyond that, they’ve also made the site more functional. For example, they built a digital signature feature so that our clients can open, view, and sign contracts through the site. They also added two other forms to the site for clients to fill out. The SEO work is ongoing, and Compete Now mainly focuses on Google Ads and AdRoll. They currently provide quarterly maintenance to make sure everything is running smoothly.

What is the team composition?

The company founder is our main point of contact, and we work with about five others.

How did you come to work with Compete Now?

Our IT company referred them. We wanted someone local, and we liked their work, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in September 2016, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’ve gotten more leads that are better quality, and site traffic has also increased.

How did Compete Now perform from a project management standpoint?

They typically hit deadlines and resolve any delays in a timely manner. If we ever have a problem, they’re quick to respond—we don’t have to wait until our next scheduled call or meeting. They have regular check-ins and status updates, letting us make any necessary adjustments.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We tried redoing the website with a different provider, but they never delivered anything substantive. Compete Now, on the other hand, delivered a great-looking website that functions well. They’re highly communicative and offer lots of great suggestions when we aren’t sure what to do.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of any ways they could improve. They're doing pretty great.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Compare them to other vendors and you’ll see how great they are. Invest in the relationship because they’re friendly and helpful.

5.0
Overall Score They’re super pleasant, and we're really happy with the product.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re great about scheduling and always hit their deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer a great rate compared to other firms we looked at.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Some things haven’t worked out, but they’re always willing to fix them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them.

Web Design, Dev & SEO for Insurance Agency

"He took the time to understand our business and created something that worked for us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Compete Now designed and built a website to increase organic search rankings for an insurance agency. The team provides ongoing maintenance of the site and supports analytics processes.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Salem, Massachusetts
Business Development Manager, Insurance Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Online leads have grown significantly as a result of higher search engine rankings. Compete Now maintains open and robust lines of communication to facilitate collaboration. Their exceptional customer service makes them a valuable partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Business Development Manager at Insurance Agency

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Compete Now?

Design/create entire new website

What were your goals for this project?

Improve internet driven business, seo search, google results, etc..

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Saw him present at a Chamber of Commerce event, he also was highly referred.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Helped us create a beautiful and effective new website. The new business and online leads we receive have increased significantly. He also maintains the website for us and helps with our analytics.

What was the team composition?

Donato ran the show and was our main contact, but there was also a few other very helpful people on his team that assisted with day to day task, they were all a pleasure to work with.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Our online business has significantly grown, as well as were we rank in all online/search analytics.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Comprehensive meetings in person and over the phone, very effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Donato! The customer service, expertise, everything. He took the time to understand our business and created something that worked for us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Can't think of any.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Massachusetts
ID
001045296
Date of Formation
Jan 27, 2011
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
2
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
July 12, 2019