One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is helping small businesses build a professional-looking web presence inexpensively and efficiently from the ground up.
The Oregon Dreamery is one such project. The Dreamery did have a site, but it was a conventional HTML web site on a somewhat limited host with another domain name that was difficult for them to manage, hard to upgrade, and limited in functionality. Although they knew from the outset that they wanted to do limited ecommerce on the site, WordPress was the best choice for a platform for them.
They’re pleased with the site, actively involved in growing it, and also now benefit from the automated nightly database backup, automated monthly database optimization, and off-site backup that I offer.
This site isn’t completely vanilla WordPress, however. They also opted to have me build a quote database for them, and to include a quote-of-the-day on the home page drawn from the database. Not only that, but the site itself is pure Oregon. Even if you’re not interested in seeing a WordPress example, you should check it out.