We have compiled a short list of the questions most asked by business owners.
1What is the most important step in marketing my business?
The most critical marketing tool you have will be selecting your business name. It should be short, easy to remember and tell people what you do. Examples: Jiffy Lube, Minute Rice, Baby Wipes.
2What are the approved payment methods?
The Warrior Project accepts cash, check, money order and Visa / MC + 3.5%.
Web Development /eCommerce
1What does website cost?
Prices depend on many factors. A good web developer will ask a few questions about your project, what features and interactivity you’ll need, who will handle content development, whether or not you’d like to sell online. After this short discussion, they should be able to give you a ballpark number. If you’re still interested, ask them to develop a comprehensive proposal that outlines the scope, process and costs.
2How long does it take to build a site?
It should take 3-6 weeks to design and build a typical, small scale website of 5-10 pages. The most time consuming phase of any web project is collecting and writing the content.
3What are the payment terms?
Generally, web developers require a one-half, up-front deposit. The second half is due at design approval and launch or 30 days after final testing begins, whichever comes first.
4Should my site mobile-friendly?
Yes. Every site built since 2010 should be mobile-friendly. The method used to achieve this is known as responsive design, which ensures that the site works well on a wide variety of screen sizes, from smartphones and tablets through to small and large desktop monitors. Making sure you are using a development tool such as WordPress and an approved mobile-friendly theme will ensure the responsive design.
5Who should I buy my domain and hosting from?
Domains can be purchased through several different companies. i.e. GoDaddy, Google, Network Solutions, etc. Hosting can also be purchased from several online hosting companies, i.e. GoDaddy, HostGator, Bluehost, or SiteGround. When looking for hosting, make certain your choice has the capability to offer the necessary hosting specifications needed for your specific site. Your web Developer can assist you with deciding on the best domain registrant and hosting option for your new website.
6Will I be able to make changes to the site after it is completed?
WordPress is widely used by developers to build websites and this powerful content management system (CMS) allows anyone with good computer skills to make changes to their own website. It is smart however, to hire a developer who offers maintenance plans in case you don't have time to manage the site yourself. These maintenance plans usually include running updates to the platform, theme and plugins as well as minor content changes and image insertions.
7Can I build my new eCommerce site while my other website is still live?
Yes! However, it is easier and more cost efficient to build the website and eCommerce store at the same time.
8What is a merchant account?
A merchant account is a special agreement with a bank that allows you to accept credit card payments. If you want to sell online, you will need to provide your shoppers with payment options that will make them feel comfortable about their transactions. Credit card transactions are the most popular method of online payment and the best way to process credit card payments online is to have your own merchant account.