Insite Advice is a national award-winning web and website developer based in St. Louis. We have received awards for both web design and small businesses in general. Back in 2008, Iniste Advice was recognized as a Top 20 under 20 business meaning we are on of the top 20 businesses with less than 20 employees in St. Louis. This was a great accomplishment for Insite Advice and we believe it truly showed our dedication to our clients and to innovation. This award was not only for web design companies, but for any small business with less than 20 employees. This fact made it even more amazing that Insite Advice made the list.
Ever since the days when Alex Wolk was a teenager running a small computer company, being a full-time entrepreneur had been his dream. So after graduating from college six years ago, he started Insite Advice, a full-service website design and development company. Proficiency in both programming and design gave Wolk an immediate edge over his competition, but he still encountered challenges. “The first year was very trying,” he says. “I rented an inexpensive loft work space on Washington Avenue in the Fashion Square Building before it was renovated. I worked so much I essentially lived there as well. This led to a problem considering there was only a small bathroom down the hall. I primarily joined the local Gold’s Gym down the street so I could take free showers.” Eventually, Wolk’s hard work began to pay off. “We have been fortunate to have grown steadily over the years, and we continue to do so in spite of the tough economic climate,” he says. “In our first year, I was the only employee, and our revenue was around $30,000. We now have four employees and are expecting revenue this year to be over 10 times that.” Wolk attributes his success to the fact that he never stops pushing himself to move forward. “I have found having the confidence to tackle almost any challenges and the persistence to see solutions through are invaluable to my business success,” he says. “I am also never afraid to take calculated risks because in most cases I am betting on myself to succeed, and it gives me extra motivation.”
Insite Advice has also won multiple Best in Business Awards from St. Louis Small Business Monthly. We have won consecutive Best in Business awards for 2009 and 2010 in web design. This is a huge honor for us at Insite Advice especially since we are grouped with some companies that are quite larger. We are continually seen as some of the best that St. Louis has to offer in the field of web design. We try to offer as much as possible to our customers and pride ourselves as being a full-service web design company. This means that we can provide services that will allow you to grow your organization on every level of the web and beyond.
Insite Advice has also won national awards for its websites. Our first foray into tourism web design resulted in The Missouri Civil War web site (www.MOCivilWar.org). The web site started with a modest budget and little expectations. With dedication and insight, it was honored with the Travel Industry of America’s(now U.S. Travel Association) Mercury Award for best tourism web site in the country; yes, the entire country. MOCivilWar.org was also named the best civil war web site by a leading authority, Civil War Interactive. This site had a host of revolutionary new features that had not been seen in a tourism web site before, including Macromedia Flash animated battles. This site has received millions of hits in the past years and uniformly high praise amongst its visitors.