“Generate Buzz Without Getting Stung” is at the core of all we do. If you’ll forgive one more bee-related pun (we promise, we almost have it out of our system): we’re sweet as honey – with the credentials to back us up.
As Minnesotans and Wisconsinites, we don’t like to boast. We’ll let our certifications do the talking: our team members are WordPress certified, Google Analytics and SEO certified and are Master Certified Constant Contact Authorized Local Experts.
We’ve been around since 1999, and we’ve built hundreds of websites using WordPress. When other companies dismissed WordPress as a passing fad, we saw the potential. Now it’s grown into the most popular publishing and CMS platform. By leaning ahead of the curve, our team has gotten intimately familiar with WordPress web design.
Above all, we value authenticity and transparency. To us, they’re not just buzzwords to put on an about page. We genuinely want you to achieve your goals. We want you to know the exact why, what, where, when and how of our process. We don’t do anything unless you know about it and know why we’re doing it.
We help you build your website and online marketing strategy but at the end of the day: it’s your brand and your company. We’re here to help you. Not to control you. Our clients are involved in every step of the process and have complete control over their websites.
We think we’re the bee’s knees. Then again, we’re a bit biased. See what our clients have to say about BizzyWeb. That was the last bee pun. At least on this page. What can we say? We like to stick to a theme.
A BizzyWeb Timeline
Dave Meyer is named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Twin West Chamber of Commerce.
BizzyWeb acquires the clients and business of TechNick Consulting, including more than 30 sites.
BizzyWeb moves into its new Hive at 11190 Commerce Dr. North in Champlin, MN.
BizzyWeb contracts with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) to take over all WordPress websites for the organization’s 88 chapters around the world. BizzyWeb had previously consulted with IABC on IT-related concerns and WordPress maintenance.
The BizzyWeb logo and “Buzz” mascot are officially registered as Trademarks.
BizzyWeb creates a website over a weekend for Prince. The site features an audio clip of a “Shhhh” and allows fans to download tracks and music videos directly to their computers.
“Generate Buzz Without Getting Stung” is officially registered as a Trademark.
BizzyWeb named “New Member of the Year” at the MN/ND chapter of ABC – the Association of Builders and Contractors.
BizzyWeb redesigns its site once again, and features a new “Bee” logo designed by long-time BizzyWeb contractor and collaborator Ryan Lindquist. “Buzz,” as he has come to be known, will be a regular feature of BizzyWeb branding. BizzyWeb hires its third full-time employee – an office manager to help handle the billing and administrative side of the business.
BizzyWeb hires its first Sales Rep, and begins working with an additional contractor, future Director of Development Andy Wojtowski.
After a series of contractors, BizzyWeb hires its first employee, a director of development.
BizzyWeb president Dave Meyer “quits his day job” as head of Retail Communications at U.S. Bancorp and goes full-time into the venture. Dave also creates a Twitter account to celebrate, and begins tweeting his entrepreneurial experiences along with the blog.
BizzyWeb designs its first WordPress theme, entering the world of fully custom WordPress design.
BizzyWeb again redesigns its site, this time using the relatively new WordPress framework. First blog post: “On Funding a Startup.”
BizzyWeb hosts its first blog, the “BizzyBlog,” which featured business topics and highlights.
BizzyWeb tries its hand with Flash Development. The client site featured a series of buttons on a splash page that made a “drip” sound when you clicked on them and radiated concentric rings, like a pebble in a pond. Groundbreaking!
BizzyWeb redesigns its branding and website, including a new mascot and some catchy slogans: “Bizzy is as bizzy does,” “More honey, less money,” “our prices won’t give you the hives,” and a clear winner: “Generate Buzz Without Getting Stung.”
BizzyWeb packs up and moves across the Twin Cities metro to Champlin, MN.
Concurrent with graduating with an MBA in Venture Management (Entrepreneurship) at the University of St. Thomas, BizzyWeb revises its business plan and focuses on slightly larger companies. We begin marketing consultation in addition to web design.
Dave Meyer, BizzyWeb’s president, begins his first blog, on Blogger. September 6, 2001 was the first post, and featured this quote: “Money can’t buy happiness, but it takes the edge off.” A few days later, 9/11. By October, the U.S. had started to get back to normal: Bert from Sesame Street is co-opted by the Taliban to promote Osama Bin Laden in a poster, from someone who didn’t understand that “Bert is Evil” was an in-joke on popular discussion board Metafilter.
BizzyWeb LLC is officially registered as a business in Minnesota. We start working with businesses to build HTML websites out of Oakdale, MN. In its first business plan, the company outlines its strategic advantage as the willingness to create websites its clients can easily maintain.
BizzyWeb.com is officially registered as a domain name. A website will come shortly thereafter. The name came from BizzyWeb’s new owner Dave Meyer searching for amalgamations of Business and Web.