By Kristen Yates
With the birth of the Internet, new and exciting opportunities opened themselves up to business owners everywhere, not to mention job prospects. One small business owner Steve Burzynski teamed up with long-time business partner, Gerald Stanley, and took a leap of faith.
In 2001, the powerful duo created Imavex LLC, a database management system, in Noblesville. During the past 13 years it has developed into a strategic Internet marketing company, which allows business owners the chance at professional web design and marketing businesses online.
“We have clients in 510 cities, 43 states and 10 different countries,” Burzynski said.
As the Internet evolved so did Imavex. Five years in, the company introduced a new partner to the firm, Ryan Mull.
“This was really the transition from just a web designing company to an Internet marketing firm,” Burzynski said.
For any business, developing a brand and constructing the website are important steps. Imavex has designed a calculated and effective method for businesses to develop successful websites.
“It’s really a hands-on experience for both the clients and my employees,” Burzynski said, adding each project is assigned a project manager, designer and developer during the kick-off meeting. “The meeting allows the clients to meet who they are going to be working with.”
Projects can last anywhere from 30 days to 12 months – the average being three to four months. The site is given a soft launch in the early stages of development through a private web address. Clients are able to access this address and watch the construction of their site from wire frames to finished product.
Imavex also provides each of its clients with webinars, which walks them step-by-step through their new site. Before the official launch, Imavex checks each project for use-ability, search engine optimization and Google algorithms for best possible results.
“Ownership treats us, the employees, like gold,” said Elizabeth Howard, administrative assistant.
The office space is open and collaborative in order to create a free-expressive environment. The 27 employees consist of an even mix of designers, coders, developers and customer service representatives.
“I am so lucky to be a part of this organization and would like people to know that there are companies like Imavex in Noblesville,” she said.
Where: 9615 E. 148th St., Suite 5
Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday