How to plan a new website for your business (6LEO17) November 2021

Delivered remotely via Zoom
Wednesday 3rd November
1.30pm to 4.30pm

Are you thinking about getting a new website or having your existing site redesigned? Most people don’t know where to start and certainly don’t appreciate the key elements that need to be in the new website and the pitfalls you need to avoid. This course will provide you with a step-by-step guide to getting a new website designed. You will come away with a thorough understanding of what to include in your website brief and a checklist to ensure that your new website will be an effective marketing tool.

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Who is this course suitable for?

Anyone thinking of creating/redesigning their website.


What do you need?

A laptop/pc/Mac/tablet to take part in the course.


How does it work?


Click on this link to watch a video which explains how the online course works


Course Methodology:

This is a 3 hour LIVE online course which you can attend from your home or office using a PC / MAC / or tablet (you will need to be able to hear sound either through speakers or headphones but you do not need a webcam). Please note that the larger the screen you use the better the experience will be.


What is involved in an online course and how does this online course work?


As a course participant you...

  • Need to download the free Zoom meeting software prior to the course - we will provide you with a download link.
  • Can join the course on a PC / MAC / or tablet (you will need to be able to hear sound either through speakers or headphones but you do not need a webcam).
  • Will by default have your webcam switched off - this will give you privacy if you do not want to be seen. If you wish, you can switch your webcam on. Your trainer, Evan, will explain on the day how this works.       Please note you do not need to have a webcam to participate.
  • Participants will be able to ‘mute’ themselves throughout the course and ‘unmute’ themselves to be able to answer question.   This will give people peace of mind that strangers cannot hear what is going on in the background (their kids / pets etc).       It also ensures the smooth running of the course. Will be able to "ask a question". They can "virtually" raise their hand and Evan can then unmute the participant so they can ask a question.
  • Will be able to "ask a question". You can "virtually" raise your hand and Evan can then unmute you / or you can unmute yourself so you can ask a question. If you do not have a microphone then you can type a message for the trainer to see.
  • Will be able to see Evan, the trainer, via his webcam. 
  • Will be able to see Evan's screen and therefore see what he is demonstrating/referring to - just as you would in a physical training course.


The course will very much be a mixture of Evan talking to the camera and then demonstrating what to do on the relevant websites. 


What we will cover


  • How to choose and register a domain name.
  • How to choose a hosting provider.
  • What type of website best suits your goals?
  • How much should you pay for a new website?
  • Trading Online Voucher from the Local Enterprise Office.
  • What are the main options for creating low cost but high quality websites?
  • How search engines work and why you need to think about it when planning your site.
  • What stimulates visitors to enquire or purchase and why you need to think about it now?
  • What elements should you definitely have in your new website e.g. analytics, social media, call to action buttons.