CELEBRATING CONNECTICUT SMALL BUSINESSES
In honor of small business week, Julia Balfour is now offering small businesses top-of-the-line, custom, WordPress websites for all your needs. We’ve taken our experience building websites for enterprise-size businesses and streamlined the process to make it easier for everyone to make the web beautiful and friendly again. We’ve even created custom systems (we call them the JUL Rows) designed for the everyday webmaster to easily maintain – so your site is 100% yours. We never want to stand in between you and your content.
These sites are completely responsive, so they look as amazing on your phone and tablet as they do on the desktop computer. Also, it’s worth mentioning again that every site is CUSTOM. That means no one-size-fits-all, hey-that-site-looks-just-like-mine. This is your website, with heart.
A bit about WordPress: it’s the leading CMS (Content Management System) that allows businesses to be in complete control of their content without having to know how to write code. 25% of all websites are on WordPress, including The New York Times, Spotify, Fortune, TED, and Vogue. Your site will be the heart of all your marketing, it will be positioned for all digital marketing to drive to – your social media, search engine, or display advertising will bring your customers here to make that sale.
Call the JUL team for more info. We’d love to chat.
The team at Julia Balfour, LLC are continually INSPIRED by the healthcare industry and their unwavering commitment to helping people. As such, we are honored to help THEM help their COMMUNITY. Here are some examples of how we have done just that.
Established in 1893, The William W. Backus Hospital health system includes a not-for-profit, 213-bed hospital in Norwich and numerous off-site locations. We completely redesigned their website to make it uncluttered and easy to navigate. Their old site was very content rich, but users were overwhelmed and confused by how to find the right content. The goal was to redesign, refine, and simplify the site’s content and user flow so that users could connect and engage with the hospital. The site allows visitors to access the information that they need and eliminate excess information. Content pages have a singular and clear “call to action.” More people go online to learn about their health than to shop or read the news. We utilized the rich content Backus had to build a hub for health information and resources in Connecticut.
Encircle Healthcare is a technology solutions company specifically geared towards providing healthcare partners with the most efficient solutions to optimize communications and strategy. Encircle had a site that was out of date and did not reflect their position as a leading technology provider. They were looking for a new site that would reflect their commitment to the most innovative medical technologies and also highlight their list of 300+ partners. Using a responsive, Julia Balfour Signature WordPress website and a fresh logo system, we were able to give them that and so much more. We also designed for Encircle a custom, informative exhibit display to engage potential partners.
HAMBURG COVE ENDODONTICS
Hamburg Cove Endodontics needed to establish a brand for the new office location in Lyme, Connecticut. The location directly on Hamburg Cove, a well-known and picturesque waterfront location on the CT shoreline, along with the OUTSTANDING office space set this practice apart from the rest. They can offer a truly luxurious experience, previously unheard of in root canals. Dr. Safaian needed a professional, clean, and easy to navigate website for her patients to experience the quality of her work at a glance. We accomplished that goal with a Julia Balfour Signature WordPress website that showcases the beautiful space on Hamburg Road and entices patients to come from near and far.
COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH CENTER
Comprehensive Research Center is dedicated to performing clinical research trials that help improve the medical industry by providing community feedback, information and developments. CRC was an emerging branch of Comprehensive Psychiatric Care that required its own site to showcase the important work being done in medical research and clinical trials. Julia Balfour created for them a Signature WordPress website that focused on providing the maximum amount of information in an organized, uncluttered, and easy-to-navigate layout and design. Participants, doctors, researchers, and community members will find everything they need here.
The-e-list’s new website is ready for beta! We’ve put countless hours into this website, and we think it is absolutely beautiful – so we are sending our baby out into the world! Since 2008, the-e-list has been the go-to resource for info on the best of the best of the CT shoreline, and we are ECSTATIC to be a part of bringing Erica’s vision to the web. We hope this website will help locals and visitors alike eat, shop, and live well.
The Hadlyme Country Market is all about encouraging old fashioned hospitality – they love to say that it is always in fashion, and we agree :-) BUT there is noting old fashioned about their BRAND NEW microsite! This site captures the beautiful look and feel of the newly renovated store and it’s hidden treasures. It also features a What’s New blog section, scrolling gallery, interactive Google map, and all the information you need to know about Hadlyme’s greatest kept secret, which we hope won’t be secret any longer. See it here: http://hadlymecountrymarket.com/
BOLD PR is a premiere public relations agency located in New York City that represents the “best and the boldest” in the beauty industry. We are so excited to design a striking microsite for Jodi Balkan, President, and her team. Some features of the site include a live twitter feed, interactive Google map, and an easter egg photo of the darling Roxy the dog. Check it out at http://boldpr.com/.
These beauties arrived late last Friday, and the entire office agreed that this is almost better than Christmas! We love making stunning things for our clients, and we wanted IN on the excitement of receiving new marketing materials, too. These extra-thick letterpress cards are edge painted in our favorite color, Julia Balfour blue, and are sure to stand out from the crowd. We like our new cards so much, we don’t want to give them away………… just kidding! We’ll give them to everyone we see.
Our latest web creation is the Sensible Organics website, which you can see at: sensibleorganics.us. Part of the Nourish Organics brand, every product in this white label line bares the USDA seal, which is the gold standard in natural and organic beauty. This website evokes a natural/organic/oh-so-good for you feeling to match the wonderful work that they do.
Check this out! We’ve been working on a kiosk for the boutique at Backus Hospital that will be a resource for those diagnosed with cancer, and we are so excited to show you these first images of the painted kiosk! Stay tuned for the next step, which will be implementing the interface!
We are so honored that SIX of our pieces were chosen as winners in the American Graphic Design Awards! Four websites and two logos won! We’ll take it!
We are going nuts over these beautiful business cards – stunningly engraved on black and white mounted paper. These are just the ticket when your business is selling some of the most magnificent yachts in the world!