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Small Business Websites

What is a website?

A website is a collection of related pages that can be found at a particular domain name. A small business website is dedicated to promoting your business and supporting your customers. This seems pretty obvious to most but for small business there is a pretty important distinction to make. And that is that a Facebook business page is not a website.

Small business with website on laptop

Why do I need a business website?

There is no arguing the fact that the majority of people turn to the internet when they are trying to find answers and services. With your business website you can create a professional brand experience for prospective customers. Your business colours, logo, content and personality can shine through and allow site visitors to gain trust in your business and become customers. To develop the online presence that is necessary for your small business to thrive in today’s web-driven market, a dedicated business website is a necessity.

Can I just have a Facebook business page instead of a business website?

Facebook is free, provides great exposure and helps with your marketing campaigns. However it does not provide the unique brand experience that a website can and does not give you flexibility in content creation. Furthermore, although Facebook is currently the most popular social network, you will inevitably be alienating some of your customers by using it as your sole online business interface.

Do

  • Check out your competitor's websites to see what works and what doesn't.
  • Get help building your website if needed as building a great site is time consuming.
  • Get at least a beginners understanding of managing your website so you are in control.

Don't

  • Race for the cheapest option. Not all websites are made equal!
  • Over-complicate the process of getting online. Keep it simple and build upon it.
  • Forget your customers! Your website should be all about your customer.

How do I get started with my business website?

There are some basic requirements for getting your business online. The simplest way to think of it is:

Website = Domain Name + Hosting + Website Design

Here at Better Web IT we can help you with each of these requirements in a professional, user friendly manner. We keep you informed throughout the process leaving you in control and confident with your business online.