To start off Web and BeyondCast, we are beginning with a series. We’re going to touch on a topic that’s near and dear to my heart and business–how to build a website. In this episode we will be discussing principles of good Small Business website design and development.

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In this episode and further on in the “How to Build a Website” series, we tackle the following topics:

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  • How to approach designing your website
  • How to choose a great domain name (website address or “URL”) for your business
  • How to select and set up a Web hosting account/service for your website/blog
  • How to create and prepare your content for the website/blog
  • How to develop an Editorial Calendar for your website/blog
  • How and what to test, and creating a Tweak-Maintenance Plan (TMP) for your website/blog
  • How to plan out Analytics, Social Media & Mobile components and syndication
  • How to set up analytics and security tools.
  • Timeline to Launch a Small Business Website

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In this Cast | How to Build a Website, Part 1

Ray Sidney-Smith, Host

Ryan Cleland, W Street Design

Kenneth Ryan Cleland is website designer/developer operating his design agency, W Street Design in Washington DC. He is a graduate from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and has been creating design materials professionally since 2005.

Show Notes | How to Build a Website, Part 1

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Top Level Domains (TLDs)


SoLoMo Success (book)

Country Code TLDs


SSL Certificates

Let’s Encrypt

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Here are upcoming and an archive of all past Virginia SBDC Webinars in the Google and Beyond Webinar series.

Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress

Google Analytics

Test My Site Google Mobile and Speed Test

WPTouch Mobile WordPress plugin

Raw Text Transcript | How to Build a Website, Part 1

Raw, unedited and machine-produced text transcript so there may be errors, but you can search for specific points in the episode to jump to, or to reference back to at a later date and time, by keywords or key phrases.

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