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T P O A W G E N S Levant Technologies takes local businesses online and into the digital frontier story by Mack BURKE | photos by Cody GILES Your website is the front door of your business. No matter what audience a company is trying to reach, most prospective customers will fi nd them via the web. Does that mean every small business owner has to be a coding wizard on top of everything else? The answer is no, because in Norman there is another way. Just as master builders, plumbers and bakers know their craft, Levant Technologies knows websites. The Norman- based company launches a live website every three days — that’s over 100 websites a year — and has been in business for 16 years. “Nearly every sale in 2019 begins with an online search,” said project manager Ryan Lassiter. “It is the way people establish the credibility and consistency of a company before choosing to do business with them. “Levant has been building websites for over 15 years. That important piece of branding for our clients has not changed since our inception. Whether it’s a business, solo entrepreneur, or nonprofi t, it is an essential step in getting your name out there.” The company has grown over the years and now offers branding services, online marketing and search engine optimization. Levant Technologies also has developed mobile apps for clients. Even with DIY options readily available, Oklahomans continue to tap Levant Technologies for the company’s expertise and track record. “You can throw a rock out of your car window and likely hit a self-proclaimed ‘web designer,’” Lassiter said. “But it takes an extra effort and expertise to make sure the site works for the client the way it needs to. We want to make sure the website is an extension of the company itself; it needs to show the personality, Over the last 16 years, Levant Technologies has developed over 600 clients, 99 percent of which are in Norman or the surrounding area. | Quarter 2 // 2019 9