How To Get a Website Designed and Built

Getting a website built

This is seemingly an easy question – how do you get a website built, ask a web designer, right?

But trust me, you need to know what you want before you even begin to start down that road. It’s like walking into a car dealership and saying “I want a car”. Obviously the first thing they are going to ask you is “what kind of car were you looking for?”. So don’t be the web design customer that doesn’t have a clue about what type of website they want 🙂

1. Have Some Idea What Kind Of Website You Want Designed

You’re not the expert, so it’s fine to not know the details – and it’s fine to not care how it’s done, because that’s not your area of expertise. You should however be clear on the features it should have, and what you want it to achieve.

For example. Do you want the site to just be a ‘business card’ type website? Maybe a fairly simple single page that says what you do, who you are and where to find you or contact you. That might be enough if you are just starting out, or have no competition at all in your field.

If you’re a plumbing company or an electrical installer then you probably want to go bigger than that. You probably want different pages to explain each of your key services. You may want pages or a blog to be able to write about successfull jobs you’ve completed. You’ll want a contact page, an about us page etc. Continue reading

7 Quick Productivity Tips For Small Business Owners

Productivity Time

It’s easy to equate time spent in front of a keyboard or on the phone with productivity. That just ain’t the case. You can spend all day long ‘working’ and achieve little to nothing by the end of the day. Here’s how to avoid that!

  1. Group Similar Tasks

Humans are far more efficient when they do similar things at the same time. So don’t pick up your email every 20 minutes. Pick up once mid-morning and again mid-afternoon. And that’s it. You and your business will be far more efficient as a result.

2. Take Back Meeting Time

Business meetings are important, and often essential. However they rarely ever need to be long enough to require breaks!

Firstly – kill off any meetings that are just ‘regular catch-ups’. Unless they have a specific topic and purpose they are a total time suck. Keep the number of people to a minimum – lots of people means lots of opinions, and more chance for off-topic wandering. Try and make meetings a ‘quick huddle’ rather than a seated event – you can often achieve everything in 5 minutes stood in a group. If information is lacking, break up the meeting early, come back together when the information is available. Continue reading

Nutrition Tips To Sneak Into The Small Business

healthyfoodNutrition is something all of us need in order to survive.What most small business owners rarely consider though is their teams health and fitness. That’s something for big companies, right?


You want your staff to not only be fit and well, you want them to be firing at peak effectiveness. Don’t you want the best bang for buck out of your biggest investment? Next time your motivating your team with a round of coffees or cakes, you might want to rethink a moment. Get them a round of super power smoothies to get their brains firing in the morning – without the caffeine slump after. Get a tray of tasty healthy snacks and dips delivered before the mid-afternoon slump hits and people start reaching for chocolate and sugary sweets that just delay the crash another half hour.

Yes, you can even consider subsidised gym memberships, team sports events, weekend hikes – whatever you can interest them in that makes them healthier and happier people.

Getting the balance of nutrition does a whole lot more than just keep you alive. It also assists you to prosper as a fit, healthy and balanced individual.

Limit Calories For Much Better Nutrition

Various studies have shown that calorie limiting diet plans are much better for your health. Diet regimens similar to this have also been shown to lessen your threat of chronic wellness concerns like cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. The less commonly you overdo it on your calories the better. Yes folks, less really is more! Continue reading