Small Business Website Design

Overview About Small Business Website Design That Will Get You New Customers,

By Sarojini Kandula is the Editor-in-Chief of Satyam Mind

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Small Business Website Design

Key Points

  • Domain name
  • Goals
  • Content
  • Branding

What Is Small Business Website Design

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First of all...

– Here’s the thing:

When developing a new website, it is extremely important to test the website and check for functionality, content and design.

Proper quality assurance will help you avoid costly mistakes, broken functionality, and embarrassing errors.

You can use this checklist to double check that the work is high quality and that your launch will be successful with happy ending.

Are you ready?

Let’s dive in:

Website Design

I’ll walk you through the whole process:

Website Checklist (Website Launch Checklist)..

What You Need For Small Business Website Design


Register your domain name

For example:



Your Goals..

Let’s dig a little deeper:


Let me explain:


Before you build your website you need to know what function you’d like your website to perform.

Here’s the point:

Example drive sales, phone calls or downloads? …

This will guide you towards the type of website you need for your business.

Here’s the deal:

You know what?


GOOD Content Plan

Here’s the thing:

What content you want to show your customers.

But here’s the interesting thing:

Think of the products or services you offer or testimonials you have.

This will help you how many pages your website will need.

But here’s something really interesting:


Look at Your Branding


Have an idea of how you want your website to look like.

It will make the process much easier for you and your website designer.

But remember this:

Look through different websites and take note what you like and what you don’t.

Let's not forget:


Organise your hosting for your small business.

It's simple:

Isn't it?

And don't forget to:


Purchase your SSL Certificate.

SSL stands for "secure sockets layer".

It creates a secure connection between a visitor's web browser and the server of the company they're interacting with.

This is the point where


See the warning..

SSL Certificate Error Message:

The warning is telling you that you should not try to access that website, because the website's security certificate has expired. ...


Maybe the website owner forgot to renew the site's security certificate.te.

It is no longer secure to use.

It’s easy isn’t it?

That’s right:



Keep in mind that with most DIY options, you’ll need :

Your own images.


You’ve got it:


That's right... Write your own content.

provide your content to the web developer.

But you're probably wondering:


Have you wondered why?


Website functionality is very important.

Is it easy to use it?

Double check the links.

Make sure..

External links open in a new tab?

Responsive design work on all pages?

Site usability been tested on different devices. E.g. Desktop, tablet, phone etc.

Search function work properly?

Fix “404 page” error.

Site been tested in all major browsers?

STEP 10:

Website Maintenance


Update content regularly for search engines.

Small Business Website Design (Small Business Websites)


1. Home-Based-Businesses.

2. Non-profit and organizational websites.

3. School and church websites.

4. Personal or family homepages.

5. Community-based websites.

6. Get found on Google.

7. Make a strong first impression.

8. Target your ideal customers.

9. Edit your own website.

10. See measurable marketing results.

But there’s one small catch:

SEO ( Search Engine Optimisation )

SEO is Second part.

Why we need SEO.

People can find your website in Google.


Optimise your website for search engines like Google...

Smart, likeable websites designed to get found, engage your customers and generate leads.

That's right.

You know..

Small Business Website Design Checklist.

It's easier than you think...

It's your business..

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