From Cano Consulting To Designworks NW, LLC: A name change a long time coming (and what it means for you)

Our success from Cano Consulting to Designworks NW, LLC In January 2005, I’d celebrated my 25th year as a professional in the banking industry, and while I was proud of my accomplishment, I felt unsatisfied. I wanted to challenge myself and to push myself out of my comfort zone. I had already achieved every goal I set out in my banking career and there was nothing really left for me to achieve.

Soon, I started a small business consulting company. I provided website design and development work, as well as SEO and social media creation. I also did a lot of teaching and training small business clients on an hourly basis in the evening and weekends. My first clients were nonprofits, and the work I did was pro bono (and they are still clients today).

By September 2006, we had 9 clients, the following year we had tripled that, and then doubled it again the following year. By 2009, I was ready. I walked into my boss’ office and gave my notice.

What began as a one-man operation is now a 5-person team with more being added in 2016. We conduct business across the globe helping our clients reach their goals. Finally, we’re ready to evolve from a DBA to an LLC.

Our Name Change – Designworks NW, LLC

There was nothing wrong with Cano Consulting, and I seriously considered converting that business name into our new LLC company. But every time I thought about what we offer now compared to what we used to offer, I kept coming to the same conclusion.

We’re no longer consultants.

What we offer is a full package of services in design and development. Of course, we still provide all of the same services: Website Security & Maintenance, On Page SEO, PPC Adwords, Google Analytics & Webmaster Tools. However, design and development is a larger segment of our projects.

What this means for you

Don’t worry – not much else is changing except our name (and soon, our site design).

You’ll notice that our website’s URL has changed to from our old address of We also anticipate that Google will re-index our new address in 2-4 weeks, at which time our website will get a major face-lift, and we’ll begin to come out with new email addresses, as well.

In the coming months, you’ll start to see some additional services you may be interested in as well. We’ll keep you updated as we release these updates. In the meantime, if you haven’t already upgraded to our new and improved Maintenance and Security package, I highly recommend you take a look at it.

Thank you again for your vote of confidence, loyalty, and for continuing to be our clients. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Rick Cano, Owner & Founder
Designworks NW, LLC