She runs a horse tack shop in the middle of the countryside. There's quite a large horsey community in the area.
The trouble is that she can't compete with online prices. She has even had people haggle with her over items that only are £3-£4.
This morning I went in and her daughter was behind the counter. Apparently, the owner is in hospital. The things I needed were not there and when I asked the daughter about them, she told me that they did not have the money to restock.
I'm actually feeling quite sick about it.
I asked the daughter if I could build them a website and try to help them in that way. At the moment they have nothing on the internet at all.
I don't do offline and I don't have many ideas. Whatever I implement has got to be simple enough for them to carry on with after I have finished. I will obviously support them afterwards but I have my own business to run. They aren't technically minded at all. The owner struggles to use an iphone.
I was thinking of a simple wordpress site for now, with a page about the shop, opening hours etc, and posting about the shop on horsey fb pages.
Whatever I do needs to be cheap and simple. I won't be making any money out of this at all but I don't mind spending a few quid to help them out.
Have any of you lovely people got any better ideas?