Web Strategies beginnings
The genesis of Web Strategies Internet Solutions began in 1995. The founder, Beth J. Bates, began developing small brochure websites for family and friends.
As demand grew for her services, her passion for technology intensified, and the internet age evolved to maturity. It was then that Beth decided to fully immerse herself in the IT world and specialize in web development and digital marketing.
In 1998, Beth founded Web Strategies Internet Solutions, determined to make her passion a profitable endeavor.
Initially, Web Strategies primarily developed small websites, but as her positive reputation grew she quickly moved into managing large, custom software development projects and the firm began to grow.
From 2001 to 2006, Web Strategies served as consultants to USA TODAY, where it supported the education and circulation departments. Web Strategies, with Beth leading the way, assumed projects ranging from new websites to application development. The success of these projects led to accolades of three “Jewell Awards” given for superior business innovation.
In 2007, Beth saw an unmet need in the IT marketplace: Small business owners needing direction and support regarding their online presence and marketing campaigns. She quickly decided to change the focus of Web Strategies towards small/medium sized business and new ventures.
What began as one woman with a vision and a passion, has evolved into the “Web Strategies Team.” The team numbers over twenty professionals strong, each an expert in their respective field of study. They create a diverse collective mind which is experienced, competent, and dedicated to the success of your business.
From 2010 to the beginning of 2017, Web Strategies office was located at 1 S. Cameron St. in Old Town Winchester VA. In February of 2017, Beth made the decision to purchase a property at 124 Amherst Street and made it the permanent home of Web Strategies.