How to build a website for your small business - ClapCreative

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Step 1: Choose and Register Your Small Business Website’s Domain Name

Here are the 4 primary things to keep in mind when choosing a domain name for your small business website:
  • Whenever possible your domain should contain your company name. For more on choosing a great name for your company, see our guide on the topic here.
  • Domain names are important for search engines, like Google. When possible they should include words that people are likely to use when searching for your business and/or the products and services you sell.
  • Domain names should be easy to pronounce and remember. Keep your name as short as possible and avoid punctuation like dashes.
  • Domain names should be unique. You want to minimize the chance of someone trying to reach your business ending up at a different site.
  • You always want to choose the .COM version of a domain.

Step 2: Outline the content and pages that you want on your site.
    You should have your content outlined before you start designing your small business website. Design is secondary to content and should facilitate client’s easily finding the content they are looking for. Every website should have 5 pages to start:
  • Homepage: On the homepage, you should include the name of your business, where you’re located or area you serve, plus give one or 2 reasons to do business with your company.
  • Products and Services: a page with details about the products you sell or services your provide. On the page which you detail products or services, spend one to five sentences describing each type you offer and give the pricing.
  • Testimonials: Lend credibility, trustworthiness, and show your experience.
  • About Us: Provide your background, include testimonials, and list organization memberships like being part of the Better Business Bureau.
  • Contact Us: Your address, email, phone number, the hours you are open for business, and links to any social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook. You should also Embed a google map of your location and include different ways of getting there (ie subway, train, car etc) if applicable.

Step 3: Decide on a Logo

The colors and type of logo that you have will determine the colors and other design elements of your entire site, so start the design process with your logo. If you already have a logo that you are using in the offline world, then you want to be consistent and use a digital copy of this for your small business website as well. If you do not already have a logo then there are 3 different ways you can create one:
Use ClapCreative.com: At Clap Creative, we believe that every business is unique. That philosophy is ingrained into everything we do for our clients. We ask many questions before we get started to get a clear direction. Before submitting the final design, we ensure that the logo is unique and has passed our stringent design guidelines.

Step 4: Design Your Small Business Website Site

Use Clap Creative, we believe that every great website has an equally great design that supports the entire eco-system.

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