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Go Global Grantee Information

Congratulations on receiving a grant to create or update a website.

Following are some instructions to help you complete your project. You will also want to read the Website Guide on the right which provides more information, along with terms you should know and helpful tips for working with your selected designer.

  1. A list of approved vendors is below. You will want to look through the list and choose one or more designers you’d like to contact about your project. We highly recommend getting bids from more than one designer so you can get the best price possible.
  2. It’s important though, that you work with a vendor you can trust and build a relationship with. Commerce has reviewed these companies to ensure they meet our requirements, but you’ll want to make sure they meet yours.
  3. Meet with your selected firm(s) and discuss your project. They will then create a proposal for you.
  4. Review any and all proposals and select your top choice. Before you hire them, ask for samples of work they’ve done in the past and references.
  5. The design firm will work directly with you to build your site.
  6. When the work is complete to your satisfaction, you’ll let Commerce know by emailing goglobal@commerce.wa.gov.
  7. Once we see that the work has been completed, we will pay the design firm up to $4,000 directly to cover the cost of the project. Any amount over $4,000 is your responsibility. This is why we recommend getting a fixed cost upfront so you know what your obligations are.

If you have questions email us at goglobal@commerce.wa.gov.

Approved Design Firms

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Aardonyx

Aardonyx is a boutique, husband and wife led agency that offers sophisticated, artful designs and over 13 years of hands-on programming experience for your websites and apps. We pride ourselves on our attention to details, our thoughtful and honest feedback, creativity, curiosity, and long-term client relationships. We are extremely friendly!

We are true programmers, who can code your project from scratch when required, and can develop any custom solution you need. However, we also excel at the simple—we are communicative and kind, and love helping business owners, like you, launch or improve their first website. We strive to give you as much education as you want and need, so that having a website is empowering instead of intimidating. As a woman and minority owned small business ourselves, we are thrilled to be a part of the Go Global Program, and we look forward to helping you grow.

Specialties

  • Web Design
  • Web Development (Web apps)
  • E-commerce and payment processing
  • Advanced custom functionality/Custom Programming
  • Content Management Systems (CMSs)
  • Information Architecture
  • UX (User Experience)
  • Website Audits/Improvements (Speed, security)
  • Ongoing Maintenance

Contact Information:
Amanda Vacharat
Website: https://adxsoftware.com
Email: amanda@adxsoftware.com
Phone: 610.551.8335 (c), 828.571.0799 (o)

AG Washington Web

We are a Digital Marketing Agency. Our portfolio of services includes website development and design, reputation marketing, traffic generation, text message marketing, social media posting service, digital marketing strategies and consultation, and web video marketing, along with our food business growth system.

We’re your online marketing partners.

We start by learning about you and your business and the goals or objectives that you have. Next we take a look at the current online and offline marketing strategies that you have in place. Together, we determine the best online marketing strategies to implement in order to reach your company objectives. Our strategic plans are designed to help you Build, Market, and Manage your business online. We’ll create a strategic plan based on where you are in your business. \

You can choose one of three experiences we provide to help you market your business online.

  • We can provide the materials so you can do it yourself (DIY).
  • We can work with you to help implement the strategies (DWY).
  • We can implement and maintain your marketing strategies for you (DFY).

These experiences enable the business owner a choice in how to work with us based on their available time and budget.

We also provide digital marketing training and education workshops and webinars that help business owners and their teams learn about the digital marketing space which will enable them to make informed decisions when it comes to marketing.

Contact Information:
Annette Washington
You can learn more about us by visiting IYBS-Local.com.
Email: annette@iybs-local.com
Phone: 206-261-2956

AIM

AIM has helped businesses both large and small sell their products and services online since 2010. Since no two businesses, product lines, or markets are the same, we know that a custom approach to the design and functionality of your website is vital for success. You want to communicate your advantage and value, and you need to make it easy for customers to find your website and take action. But creating a successful online experience is just half the story—the half that customers see. What happens behind the scenes is just as important. Our e-commerce solutions make it easy to add products and product variations to your website, to control inventory, to connect with shipping, accounting, and payment gateways, or integrate with CRM and sales software.

We can help you organize and streamline the sales process as well as expand your market. And we provide both written documentation and one-to-one training so you can successfully manage your online store, and we will maintain the website so you can focus on your business. Best of all, as an AIM client, you get speedy support, professional expertise, and a friendly relationship that you can count on.

Contact Information:
Eric Boettcher
Website: https://aimbiz.com
Email: Ericb@aimbiz.com
Phone: 425 442-1558

CodeSmart!

Your business is in good hands with CodeSmart!  We are a Washington-local MWBE business and we have 20+ years of experience helping small businesses like yours.  We understand E-commerce and have helped companies on their journey to the online marketplace.  We are deeply experienced in developing websites, web-based applications, and highly tailored and customized solutions.  At Codesmart, we understand that your business is unique and we will take a deeply consultative approach to partnering with you.   We will help you design the right solution to meet your needs within your budget.

We are a leading provider of E-Commerce website design services Our best-in-class UI/UX team is highly skilled  in developing websites, web-based applications, and highly tailored and customized solutions.    We have extensive experience in Website Design, Development, Application of Accessibility guidelines, Support and Upgrade of applications through which we provide best Web experience to our clients.

Contact Information:
Let’s start a conversation!
Website: https://codesmartinc.com
Email: nick.nortelli@codesmartinc.com
Phone: 415-577-5187

D2 Creative (Seattle)

D2 is an award-winning, full-service marketing and web design/development agency with 20 years of experience. We have designed and developed hundreds of websites, landing pages, and e-commerce platforms. We work with many startups, small businesses, e-commerce, retail, public entities, and non-profits. At D2, we are a team of web developers, graphic designers, videographers, animators, SEO experts, writers, strategists, marketing subject matter experts, and project managers that bring breakthrough brands to life while building personal connections with our customers. We employ the latest, most sophisticated tools (or develop them ourselves) to deliver actionable insights, tactics, and reports while measuring results to better guide businesses in achieving success. We know how to build visually stunning websites, with content that engages visitors and promotes brand loyalty and e-commerce transactions.

We’re technology-agnostic. That means that we complete detailed research and planning processes to help us determine the correct technology stack and not the other way around. We have launched web applications using WordPress, Shopify, Drupal, Umbraco, Strapi, Gatsby, NextJS, SvelteKit, among others. Each choice is based around our clients’ goals and requirements.

In addition to web design and development, our services include creative, brand development, logos, marketing campaigns, digital marketing, analytics, social media, and print marketing.

Contact Information:
Visit us at www.d2seattle.com and complete our contact form to start the conversation.

Destiny's Designs

At Destiny’s Designs our mission is to provide a service that helps you connect to the world around you. The CEO, Christina Harrison is well-educated, and experienced, she has worked at Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook. The CEO will keep an open line of communication with you during the contract period.

Destiny’s Designs is prepared to meet any of your requirements in terms of branding, web development, and marketing, having an experienced staff of designers, engineers, and other specialists at your service. Destiny’s Designs design trustworthy, hand-crafted websites from scratch that give small business owners and owners of big-scale businesses the ability to expand their brands. Because we are experts in understanding business, we will create a website tailored to your company’s image. Because of our expertise in the relevant fields, we will provide you with outstanding services. The team at Destiny’s Designs possesses a high level of knowledge, allowing our team to accomplish projects on schedule while maintaining the highest possible standards of excellence. Therefore, we are governed by virtues such as professionalism, competence, and accountability. Thus, through our organizational virtues, we are committed to giving you an outstanding experience.

Our team understands that web development and design is a practice that frequently undergoes shifts in its functional capabilities and long-term viability. Therefore, they are competent as they know various coding languages,  programs, techniques, and designs. They develop themselves by picking up new skills every day. They are also vital because they are willing to experiment with new things and learn what does and does not work. Our organization is aware that it will face several challenges when dealing with various projects. We are resolute in pursuing answers rather than alternate courses of action to overcome these challenges.

Additionally, we will make ourselves available for communication before, during, and after the project. Our team will always thoroughly understand your project’s requirements, and we will consider your expectations to modify them to meet your objectives. We want to extend an invitation to you to monitor the process throughout the entire web development lifecycle and actively engage in the resolution of specific problems, as well as the formulation of suggestions and enhancements. Destiny’s Design, adaptability is an essential quality. We can’t wait to work with you.

In addition, 6.25% of the funds will go to a scholarship fund to benefit minority college students in tech.

Contact Information:
Website: https://www.DestinysDesigns.co
Email: christina@destinysdesigns.co
Phone: 206.866.9729

Digitech Labs

Digitech Labs (LaSai Technologies, LLC) is a Digital/Technology Solutions and Services firm. We have our principal office in Redmond, WA, an East Coast presence in Atlanta, GA and an international presence in India/Asia. 

Our expertise is in helping organizations ‘Go Digital’. We have helped >100 Small/Medium businesses transform to greater/global reach and higher growth, successfully. Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) bring >20 years of expertise in enabling web presence, eCommerce, and Digital Marketing solutions for transformative results for customers in Start-up, Small and Medium business segments.  

Our ability to enable Small/Medium business(es) go beyond just web enablement/ eCommerce/ Digital Marketing. With expertise across the Digital spectrum, we have experts to guide and ensure Small/Medium businesses are optimally invested in technology. This includes Cloud (Infra, Security, Networking), Analytics, Mobile/Web and ECommerce Solutions, Automation/ RPA, AI/ML/IoT-based solutions, Blockchain and Agile/Dev Ops-based development and Enterprise Solutions. 

Our specialist partners, Webile Apps (Web Design, Development, eCommerce enablement and constant relevance tracking) and NeuroJava (online brand identity creation, digital marketing) add to the experts and expertise to make small/medium businesses succeed faster, better. Both our partners are considered one of the best in the industry in their area of specialty.

We approach the Go Global eCommerce initiative from Wwashington Department of Commerce from a point of view of delivering value for the $ spent and enabling growth for small businesses. Along with our partners, we are geared to enable Small Businesses build their business, scale their capability, expand their offerings with Security in-built and increase their customer base regionally/globally for growth year after year.

Contact Information:
Website: Visit www.digitechlabs.com to learn more about our capabilities and how we aim at enabling our ‘Customer Success’ in every engagement.
Email: Contact Balan at balan@digitechlabs.com for your inquiries, clarifications and support with your plans to take your business online, global.

Ovation Technology

Ovation offers the enterprise network architecture and supporting technologies needed to deliver your vision -planning and executing a business-driven roadmap for your digital network that will lead to better business outcomes. We have a customer-centric philosophy that prioritizes your needs and business outcomes. To understand your technology needs, we ensured a keen understanding of your current and desired business outcomes. In addition, we constantly evaluate how people, processes, and technology impact these outcomes.

Contact Information:
Malcolm Waters, Principal
Web: ovttech.com
Email: sales@OVTTech.com
Phone: 253-426-3107 office

Site Hub

When we consider what makes Site Hub a great partner, we can stick to the basics. We can talk about our ten years of service to 500 plus clients or our dedicated development, design, management, and marketing teams. We can talk about the wide array of industries we’ve served, from private corporations to small businesses to educational institutions to government bodies. But the basics don’t give you the full picture.

Truth is, we are just like you. We are a small business made up of people who think outside the box. We try to find creative solutions to stretch budgets and we like to stand out in every aspect of what we do. We take the freedom we have to not be in a tight, corporate box to try new things, to be more personable, to design boldly, and to grow our company the way we want to grow. We take the time to check in, to discuss, to call-and-respond, and to develop something that represents you.

We love the process. We love it because the better of a job that we do, the better of a job you can do. We take that synergistic partnership seriously.

Sure, we are professional. We make deadlines. We make solid products. We come with experience. But we are a lot more than that. We are your madly coding best friends, your constantly-throwing-paint-at-the-wall designers, your nose-in-a-book, can’t-shut-up-about-marketing-trends advertising team. And we would consider it a pleasure to work with you.

Contact Information:
Learn more about Site Hub at yoursitehub.com
Or check out our latest work at instagram.com/sitehub

Solutions Resource

SOLUTIONS RESOURCE is an established Software Development Solutions Provider specializing in Web, Mobile & Internet Marketing services. We design, develop and deliver experiences that work for our clients. A customer-centric approach to building emotional loyalty, understanding our client’s business needs, and finding innovative solutions such as Internet Marketing and WordPress development delivered on-time and on-budget. Some of the websites we develop for our clients contain blogs and news,  video live streaming, CMS  (content management system), inquiry assistance, informational content, integration with Zendesk Customer Portal for providing tech support, e-commerce, (see featured projects), and delivered technical and maintenance support services catering to small businesses, enterprises, and governments worldwide since 2008.

We have a proven track record of consistently delivering strategic value, business results, and operational gains to support our client’s missions, with a focus on yielding bottom-line results to some of our previous clients namely, FedEx, Univera, City of Seattle, Seattle Humane, University of Washington, OSPI (Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction), J.B. Hunt, T-Mobile, Nestle, Yamaha, and Syngenta.

We develop more than just solutions, we design experiences.

Contact Information:
For more information visit our website at www.solutionsresource.com
Email: bizdev@solutionsresource.com

Swatch Junkie Creative

Swatch Junkie Creative is a small yet nimble creative agency that boosts the marketing efforts of mission-driven organizations with services in branding, web design and development and marketing. As a collaborative partner, we combine our love of design with the power of technology to deliver high-quality, effective and innovative print and digital materials that drive better engagement with customers, consumers, and audiences.

Specialties

  • Strategy & Planning
  • Branding / Logo Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design / Development
  • Digital Marketing

Contact Information
Bernadette Smith, Principal
Website: https://swatchjunkie.com
Email: hello@swatchjunkie.com
Phone: (206) 222-0720

Three Girls Media, Inc.

Three Girls Media, Inc. is a family-owned, award-winning, full-service Marketing and Public Relations Agency with more than 17 years of experience. We’re proud to have been named Best Woman-Owned Content Marketing Agency – Pacific NorthwestBest Boutique Marketing Agency, and Most Innovative Social Media Marketing Firm in Washington State.

Our mission is to provide world-class marketing and public relations services for organizations of all sizes, raising their brand awareness and name recognition through both powerful web design and traditional and digital tactics, all while providing top-notch customer service. Rather than relying on cookie cutter packages or hefty monthly retainers, we design a one-of-a-kind, custom solution with each business’s specific needs, goals and budget in mind.

We work with small, mid-size and large companies in all industries and take great pride in providing excellent, high-touch communication. We’re here to serve you and help make your business successful!

Our Specialties Include:

  • Website Design/Build
  • Custom Web Coding
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Content Marketing
  • Social media Strategy and Management
  • Blogging for SEO
  • Email Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Advertising
  • Media Relations
  • And More!

We are pleased to offer a complimentary 30-minute, no-obligation consultation.

Contact Information:
Website: www.ThreeGirlsMedia.com
Email: Info@ThreeGirlsMedia.com
Phone: 360-955-1410

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