Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered


How does Intellistart work?

Intellistart puts you in control. We let you get a service for your business, pick the development date, without the hassle. We get you to answer a few simple questions online. It’s even easy to do on your phone or tablet.

You’ll be able to compare budgets and features to choose from, then you choose a convenient date to have one of our expert developers to get things started for you.

  • Answer

    First, you’ll answer a few straightforward questions about your business. If we need more information, we’ll ask for a few more details later.

  • Choose

    We’ll recommend a selection of packages and let you pick “the one” by comparing budgets and features. Pick a launch date and know when you’ll be up and running!

  • Receive

    Your Intellistart will be emailed to you. Your dedicated business developer will also make sure you’re getting the most out of your Intellistart and help you from the start.

  • Develop

    Your business developer will get your business started based on your requirements and our expertise. All our developers are fully qualified, experienced professionals. They’re a friendly lot, too.

When is my development date booked?

When you’ve paid in full or the minimum deposit.

If you haven’t completed payment after choosing your development date, it will become available to other customers.

If you’ve chosen next-week development

Finish payment before 3.30pm to guarantee your slot.

Can I change my mind before development?

Yes – as long as you tell us you’ve changed your mind as soon as possible. Ring us on 0161 877 4888 or email

Startup Business

How do I get started?

Intellistart has provided 10 steps to help you start a business. Take one step at a time and you’ll be on your way to having a successful small business.

Startup Business Checklist

How much does it cost to set up a Limited Company?

Intellistart offers a Limited company formation from £50 including VAT

  • a Digital Certificate of Incorporation
  • a Digital copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association


What details do I need to set up a company?

To form a limited company you simply need a company name, the business activity of the company, a registered office address in the UK, and the details of the company directors, shareholders and People with Significant Control (PSC). The beneficial owners of the company, those owning more than 25% of the issued shares, may also be required to provide proof of ID and address.

Do I need a business bank account?

It is not a legal requirement for a UK registered company to have a business bank account; however, in practice you will find it extremely hard to operate a business without its own bank account. Intellistart can help point you in the right direction.

Do I need insurance?

In some professions, Professional Indemnity Insurance is required before you can set up your business. Intellistart is partnered with an Insurance Broker who can get you quotes and cover majority of the market.

Design and Development

Is there a monthly charge for a website?

As with all website developments, the website needs to be hosted on servers. These servers keep your site live and secure at all times. Our hosting costs vary depending on the website’s function and traffic volumes. The majority of websites we build are charged from £49.95 per month and e-commerce platforms are from £99.95 per month. This monthly fee can be paid annually at a discounted price.

Will my website be on page 1 of Google?

For a new website with no previous history within Google, we ensure it goes live with all the necessary on-page optimisation for it to rank for relevant keywords. This can take time though and depends on how competitive the marketplace is. Rest assured, we do optimise websites to the very highest standards to ensure it has the best chance to compete within Google. For an existing website redesign, we will always look to improve upon the site’s existing optimisation so as to improve keyword positioning. We take all necessary steps to ensure no optimisation strength is lost when the website design cross over takes place.

How long will my website take to build?

This depends on the size and functionality of the website but as long as we get all the information we need, our website development team can create an informational brochure style website within four weeks. E-commerce websites take a little longer at six weeks.

How much does a website cost?

An answer we can’t give a definitive answer to but for start ups and small businesses we offer excellent package deals which cover web design, SEO and graphic design.

Will my website be secure?

All of the landing pages we build come with a fully verified SSL certificate. This ensures that any data passed through your website such as contact details or payment details are encrypted. You will see that your website’s address displays the padlock and HTTPS scheme name, signifying to your customers that your website is safe and their details are secure.

What happens after my website goes live?

As soon as your website is live it is submitted through our Google Search Console and Analytics accounts so we can immediately start tracking data. If you would like a tutorial on how to edit your site and add blogs just let us know so we can schedule a meeting.

Is it important for me to have a blog?

Yes. Content has become the single most important ranking factor for websites so it is imperative that the blog is updated regularly with new content relevant to your business and industry. If we are building a website for you, we ensure it is created with a blog in place ready for you to add articles. As part of our service we write one search optimised article for you to get the ball rolling.

Will my website be mobile friendly?

Yes. All the websites we build are mobile friendly in their design.

What do I need to get a website?

Our web design service includes professional content writing for all pages but if possible it is helpful to receive an outline of content from yourselves which we can tailor. The reason for this is that you may use terminology we might not be aware of from the initial outset.

Digital Marketing

What is PPC Marketing?

PPC marketing or pay per click marketing is the use of ads to attract traffic to a website or a specific lead page. You will only be charged if the person clicks on one of the ads and visits your website or lead page, and our experts will manage your bids for keywords related to your niche or business focusing on reduced cost per acquisition and increased conversion.

Where do my PPC Ads appear?

Intellistart manages ads over a variety of platforms such as Google Ads, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram, and LinkedIn!

How much does PPC Marketing cost?

There is no specific figure when it comes to the cost of a PPC campaign as you have the freedom to choose your budget and PPC ad platforms. In industries where there are high competition, this leads to very high bids as there are keywords which will cost you £40 or more for a single click. Although, in most cases, you can get a decent amount of traffic for a bid of less than £1 per click.

Who will see my PPC Ads?

Each campaign is designed to target your customer’s demographics, this is through the use of their search, age group, location as well as interests and hobbies.

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