I've been designing websites since 1997 for small businesses and nonprofits like yours. Here are a few of my recent creations.
A trip back in time: website, 1997
Here's the first website I ever did, for a business of my own, back in 1997. Did you own a computer in 1997?
Someone designed the logo, and I thought the colors were the coolest ever. I used Microsoft's Front Page to design the site. Back then there was a choice of about five different fonts to use for web text – any other font had to be done as a graphic.
I needed credit card processing, but there were no payment gateways that a small business could afford. I finally located a little hosting service in Omaha, Nebraska that would accept customer credit card payments and fax me the information. The concept of security has changed quite a bit since then.
There was absolutely no competition for search results--there was one competing online editing service in the world with a website at that time. To get into the top 10, we'd just go register with each search engine. Alta Vista was the top search engine at that time.