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  • Writer's pictureLori Gagen

The scoop on Rake & Take's new business & website

Jory Baugher, a resident of Kimmell, IN, reached out to Catchy Creations LLC at the start of 2022. He requested a quote for building a website for a new company he was just starting called Rake and Take Pet Waste Removal.

While Rory described his website needs as "not very in-depth", envisioning a one-page site with links to social media, he was rightfully concerned about finding a solution that could grow with his business and also remain completely under his control and ownership, desiring a site that could be easily transferred should that need arise.

Following a series of e-mail exchanges, as Jory and I managed this entire project without ever meeting in person, we agreed on an affordable yet reliable choice: a WordPress website hosted by HostGator. We chose a shared hosting plan with a dedicated IP address and some optional upgraded security options.

By choosing WordPress, we were able to select one of the top WP themes, Neve Pro, which came with the option to use Elementor to edit the site. Elementor is very popular editor that allowed us to design custom headers, footers, and page content for Rake and Take. Jory also wanted to capture leads through a contact form on the site, which required us to find an SMTP mailer that would integrate well with his Google Workspace account using WP Forms (lite, free version).

We are proud of the results of this challenging project, one that may appear to have used a more-complex-than-needed back end for a small company's launch, but one that was based on informed, intelligent decisions by an entrepreneur who can see the future of his businesses with intentions to grow!

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