Ethercycle is a digital agency comprised of in-house web experts, plus a network of trusted on-call digital experts for niche needs.
In 2009, Kurt and Dave founded an ecommerce start-up called Ethercycle. Back then, the dream of the independent retailer selling globally was alive and viable (or so we thought.) We built an ecommerce platform where folks could make their own online stores, and we rented them the content. Was it the brilliant million dollar idea we promised our significant others it would be? Not quite.
It turns out that our clients didn't want to rent the tools to build a website, they just wanted working websites. We met a lot of people who misunderstood what we were trying to do. These new friends did, however, understand that we knew the Web, and they would often ask: "Could you maybe help with our website?" The choice became clear. After a year of people asking for our help, we pivoted, and began helping businesses with their own websites full-time. Pretty soon we needed additional help, and for that, we developed a network of competent and honest experts to work with us.
Things have changed quite a bit since our days of working out of cafes. Today we're thriving as a self-funded, debt-free, and completely independent company located inside Park Ridge's historic Pickwick Theatre building. Stop by, you might catch us during a coffee break.
We want to make sure you get the best possible results out of our relationship. While we'd like to think we can do that for everyone, there are a few projects that won't benefit from our process. You'll get the most out of working with us if:
- You want someone to communicate openly and honestly with you about your business.
- You let your business goals determine strategy.
- You let content and audience expectations drive design.
Let’s talk about your business.
We're currently accepting new clients. If you want an honest, no-strings-attached chat with a team who understands business, we should talk. Get in touch.