I'm not convinced your changes make it look any better. Please don't be offended by my comments. I work as a Business Analyst and Project Manager on website redesign proejcts...so, I've got a fair amount of experience.
--The text is very large, as are the buttons.
--The graphics are weak and almost resemble a site that was built in the 90s with "loud" graphics using poorly written Flash.
--There'* an incredible amount of white space. It'* very bright, and should be toned down to a light gray.
--I run my monitor at 1024x768 and still have to scroll left to right.
--As a general rule of thumb, the home page shouldn't pane more than what'* viewable in the browser window. Vertical scroll isn't good on a home page!
--The use of Times New Roman looks very canned. Switch it up a little. Find a font that more soothingly conveys your message.
--Instead of using cartoons, consider using real-life images. It gives your visitors something to relate to. Consider www.gettyimages.com
--And, I would add a promotional hot spot on the home page. Link it to a coupon or something. It will help drive traffic to the site.
Have you submitted the site to the major web crawlers? Maximize the use to keywords to help it come up in applicable search results on Yahoo, Google, etc.
Those are my thoughts in the minute or two I have right now. I'll add more later...