This website page is for businesses looking to build a website BEYOND what we do during the BUS 130 Intro to Entrepreneurship course using Google Sites. If you are in the BUS 130 class, please refer to your classwork in Blackboard to learn more about the website.
What to consider when deciding on a website platform to use:
Recommended if going to take payments online:
Shopify (ecommerce template with URL purchase; great support; connects to sell on IG easily)
Square Space (ecommerce template websites with URL purchase)
Recommended if just need a website for info:
Launch a Co (template websites with URL purchase)
1and1 (reserve URL, website templates)
Template Monster (website template)
Wordpress (very popular way to have a very inexpensive website)
Google Sites (this site!)
Go Daddy (reserve URL)
What kind of information should be on your website:
How to make a starter website on my own:
Use your entrepreneurial skills! Know that you may not get it right, but that you are willing to give it a try to get something started. Remember for the starter website, the goal is done not perfect!
Review the template website options above
Look at examples they provide
Review videos and resources that each website shares
Use the free trail version that most of them offer to get started
Give it a try! Remember for the starter website, the goal is done not perfect!
Once you get everything you need on the website and you practice using it for a bit, and once you know what domain name you want to buy, you'll be able to go back and connect your site to a domain.