For the better part of two decades, Brian McMillin has been developing websites for small businesses in Iowa. McMillin began making websites for others while going to Cornell College in Mt. Vernon as an opportunity to sharpen his skills while making a side-income.
“It sort of slowly snowballed organically until 2016, where I reached the maximum number of projects and clients I could take on by myself,” McMillin said.
With more and more projects piling up, McMillin decided to rebrand his services into Neapolitan Labs in September of 2016 and brought on a team to help him accommodate his growing workload.
“Since rebranding in 2016, we’ve really honed in on school districts, community organizations and convention and visitors bureaus,” McMillin said. “We’ve built some back-end systems to try to make it easy for these organizations keep their websites updated and maintained when we know that their resources are limited.”
In addition to developing websites, Neapolitan Labs also does social media campaigns and creates from-scratch content management systems to help larger organizations maintain their digital presences with ease.
“Our goal is to create a site that helps businesses market themselves and to create a platform that is easy for them to update,” McMillin said.
Neapolitan Labs now maintains over 100 websites, working with nine school districts and over a dozen community organizations.
McMillin told Clay & Milk that he would eventually like to expand Neapolitan Labs to more businesses outside of Iowa.
“Eventually, I see us being a solution for communities, school districts and small businesses across the Midwest,” McMillin said.