We'll start by building you a new "standalone" mobile optimized website which will enable smartphone users to access your content in a fast and convenient manner - within a few days you'll have an entirely new customer base seeking out your products or services.
No, your main website will continue to operate as usual, however when users try to access your existing website on their smartphones, they will be automatically redirected to your new mobile site, seamlessly
Although this approach is also feasible it is far from ideal as traditional websites don't translate well to the smaller screen area and load far to slowly. Mobile websites are purpose built to be fast loading and easy to navigate.
Yes, the major search engines have mobile specific listings to present to mobile searchers enabling you to reach far more prospects, especially locally. Potentially your busineess will be listed in both search types.
In general mobile websites cost far less than traditional websites, by virtue of their "lightweight" design. Only features and content that are applicable to your mobile users are included in your mobile website design, making them fast to load, easy to navigate with a definitive call to action and cost around $500 - $1000
Again this is feasible but for something as important as this we would highly recommend that you leave it to specialists like ourselves. We can handle any requirements and are always on hand to provide help and assistance for future upgrades.
We'll need an initial consult with you to determine your mobile requirements and all being well we'll have your new site up and running within a few days subject to peak workloads and \ or your content requirements.