Small Business Resources for Web Presence Creation The final authority for Slack-Jawed Dimwits™!
What you need to know to create your Web Presence:
  1. Learn the basics
  2. Implementation
  3. Online Marketing

Do you own a small business, but feel that you could be doing more? You could gain and sustain new clients, and attractively present your product in the exciting world of e-commerce. With the right knowledge and tools, you can make sure that your business's web presence will leave an indelible mark on potential customers. It doesn't matter how small your business is, with the implementation of an adequate e-commerce structure, you will surely succeed in your endeavors.

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If you don't know anything about e-commerce, this is a good place to start. Not an HTML expert? No problem. Not an e-marketing wiz? We've got you covered. Just follow the three simple steps at the left, and you're ready to enter the world of online business!

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Learning the Basics

The world of e-Commerce can be boggling to newcomers. These resources will provide you with the vocabulary needed to understand what the options are when it comes to creating an online presence, as well as a general overview of e-commerce and e-business.

Example Business Sites: Here are some great example web sites to get you thinking about your own: Gately's Department store hosted through Yahoo!, the SFMOMA also through Yahoo!, and Held's Discount Knives at eBay Stores.

General E-Business Terminology:
  • So what is this e-commerce that I keep hearing about? Most generally, "e-commerce", or "electronic commerce" is the creating, managing and extending of commercial relationships online
  • Some terrific online resources like InternetTermsDictionary and NetLingo compile definitions of the most common terms used when talking about the Internet and e-Commerce.
E-Business Overview:

Whether you're looking for a simple pre-packaged web site solution, or you want to building a web site on your own, these resources provide exactly what you need. If you don't have the time to learn how to create a web site on your own, take a look at the All-In-One section. If you're adventurous and want to build your own site from the ground up, see the Do-It-Yourself section.

Remember that its important to compare services and prices across several different service providers before you commit to a hosting solution.

All-In-One Hosting Solutions:

These sites provide everything you need to get your online presence up and running. Most include site-design tools or templates you can choose from. They all have different hosting packages targeted towards a variety of small businesses which offer a range of options.

Do-It-Yourself Site Creation Resources:

These resources are a great place to start to learn HTML and other Internet technologies. Below you will find tutorials and references, as well as web hosting companies.


Once you get your web site up and running, then you need to attract customers. These resources will help you find -- and keep -- customers through your online presence. Also, don't forget that the many of the resources in the implementation section also offer online marketing tools.

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