Small business owners can't do it all. They may need to hire a web designer to get there online business going. Before you do, make sure you are in control of your small business website. Don't get taken advantage of.

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Written by VisibleLogic
664 days ago

Really good point. I can't tell you how many clients I work with who have no idea who owns their domain or hosting accounts or how to access them when we start a redesign project. We end up spending a lot of time (and delay the project) as they hunt around.

When we take over a site, or launch a new one, I always try to make a clear point of advising the client about all their logins, access points, ownership, etc.



Written by terry_culkin
664 days ago

Emily,

Thanks for your comment. I give my clients who have a website a worksheet with all the information they should have. For both old and new clients I set them up with a spreadsheet for there logins. I have a post on my site called 'Organize logins' - it's linked on this post. It really helps the business owner. Keep up the good work and spread the word! -Terry



Written by tcamba
664 days ago

That is so true!!! I do wonder if they do own their business website when they don't even know these basic details. It's their website for pete's sake so it's a MUST for them to know these stuff. :)



Written by HeatherStone
665 days ago

Hi Terry,

Even if you're not a Web designer, you should certainly understand the process, like everything else in your business. Take the time to educate yourself on the basics. Don't let someone else take your Website out of your control. Thanks for sharing this post with the BizSugar community.



Written by terry_culkin
664 days ago

Heather,

Thanks for the Comment. I think all business owners should have a website. They should also know a website is there best marketing engine. Websites like BizSugar are great ways for business owners to get self-educated. Thanks.



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