What he said! :clap:Any of the SEO or other technical issues aside, spending your time moving forward with your current website template is going to cost you both time (yours wasted) and money (lack of work generated from it).
If you are serious about competing locally, online then ask your webhost if they provide either Fantastico or Softaculous and you can have Wordpress installed with a couple clicks. Spend your time in the Wordpress learning curve if you want DIY.
This way when your done playing with it you'll have something pros can easily work with and takeover when you're ready to go that route.
Providing you with any tips, pointers or how-to's to implement into your current website platform only creates more work for somebody later and really isn't going to deliver results. You need to fix the foundation first.