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3 Steps To Getting Your Business Online

Every type of business will benefit from having an online presence, whether you’re looking to sell products, create a blog, or advertise your services. Here are the 3 key steps you should take to set up your business online.


  1. Get a Website Domain Name

Before you create a website for your business, it’s important to choose the right domain name. While there’s a good chance that the exact name you want might not be available, it’s still essential to choose a domain name that accurately reflects your brand. If you’re unsure where to start, check out this useful guide from The UK Domain on buying your own website domain name.


  1. Create a Business Website

All new businesses will benefit from a professional-looking website, and it’s easy to create your own with no coding skills required. The most popular website builders are Squarespace and Wix. They both charge a small subscription fee, but offer a user-friendly platform ideal for beginners. If you’re looking to set up an ecommerce website, check out Shopify for a painless way to build your online store.


  1. Create A Business Email Address

A professional-sounding business email address is essential if you’re communicating with potential clients, suppliers or investors. This quick guide from provides all the info you need to set up your own business email.

If you’re short on time, here are the 5 key steps:

  1. Register a free domain name
  2. Choose an email provider
  3. Create your email address
  4. Access your new email account
  5. Set up multiple users


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