And now I am a web designer!
Are there no ends to my talents?
Seriously though, it's been a very busy day in our house, for me anyway.
We have a business meeting on Tuesday to see about possible sources of funding for the other half's new business. I have been working on the business plan in little pockets of time I have found over the last few weeks. It hasn't gotten far but today I have worked hard and it is finished apart from all the financial stuff.
It then dawned on me that emails to prospective clients and suppliers would look a whole lot better if they came from our own web domain (I say our because I am going to end up doing all the business part of the business while he will just do the archery stuff). I decided to set up a website.
It also shows prospective funding groups that not only are we serious about this business, but that we are working on what we can just now even with no funding in place.
The first half of my day was spent comparing various companies who provide simple to use website builders. I was all set on godaddy.com but their prices were a bit steep for a business with no income as yet. In the end I went with a site I had never heard of called one.com which allows you to take their basic 'free' (in quotes because its not really free) package then upgrade it at any time which seemed like the option that suited us best. In the end it was a little over £20 for the year which included buying and registering the domain, hiding my personal details from the whois database, a set up fee and something else which I forget about. The 'free' part was the actual server space, the amount of space the site can take up, and the site building software.
It was really easy to set up, although it has taken me the rest of the day to build the site and its still not quite finished yet. They didn't have a suitable template so I had to choose one I liked the look of then edit it which took up a lot of the time. Once I got familiar with how the site builder worked it was actually pretty easy! We do have one completely blank page still to fill up and a few other wee bits to do but I am very happy with it so far.
Now what we need to do is find a suitable premises and someone to give us loads of money to let us actually get this thing off the ground!
It sure is tough work being a businesswoman!