Our series of Website Workshops is geared for small business owners (of all ages) who want to develop and manage their own business websites but have little or no technical knowledge or experience.

The workshops are built around the use of WordPress to create your online business presence.

WordPress is a software used to create websites easily and quickly. There are many programs available but WordPress stands out as one of the largest blogging and publishing tools used by millions of people around the world.

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We will work hands-on, together, to create your online business presence.

Workshop 1: Getting Started and Workshop 2: First Pages are dedicated to the development of your site. Workshop 3:  E-Commerce focuses on adding a PayPal e-commerce component.

Each workshop is stand alone and you can choose to enroll in all or just the one(s) you need for your business situation.

There will be instances, especially in Workshops 1 and 2, where you will need to purchase subscriptions to hosting companies, domain names, and website themes.  All of the companies and products we purchase from or subscribe to are ones we currently use (and have for many years) and which we highly recommend for their value and performance.

Website Workshop 1: Getting Started

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This is a 1 hour class and will cover everything you need to have and do in order to begin developing your website. This includes:

  • Website domain name and registration
  • Subscribing to a hosting account
  • How to get your domain name pointed to your hosting account
  • Getting a business email account

You should be ready to purchase and subscribe to the domain name registration and hosting services. You will register with companies that we currently use and have used for several years as we find them highly reliable and affordable.

By the end of this workshop, you will have everything you need to participate in Workshop 2.

Website Workshop 2: First Pages

This is a 3 hour long program. You must either have completed Workshop 1 or, on your own, have completed the following:

  • registered a domain name,
  • subscribed to a hosting company, and
  • pointed your domain name to your hosting account, and
  • know how to access your hosting company’s c-panel or administrative panel.

The goal of this workshop is for you to complete 3 standard informational web pages for your business: Home, About Us, and Contact Us. In addition, you will know how to add, edit, and customize your website on your own. The class will cover:

  • Installing WordPress
  • Purchasing and installing a WordPress template theme
  • Learning the basics of navigating WordPress and your theme
  • Creating your Home, About Us, and Contact Us pages

Since we are developing YOUR website pages you should come prepared with your initial content for your Home, About Us, and Contact Us pages.

If you want to add an e-commerce component to your website,  you should register for Workshop 3, E-Commerce.

Website Workshop 3: E-Commerce

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In this 2 hour long workshop, you will learn how to add an e-commerce component to your website. You must have a business PayPal account (for those who do not, detailed instructions will be emailed after registration), and, if you have not taken our Workshop 2, it’s assumed you are comfortable in accessing and navigating the back-end/administrative part of your website.

This course covers the following:

  • Overview and usefulness of PayPal as your business e-commerce solution
  • How to create various PayPal buttons for collecting payments and donations

Schedule and Fees

You can sign up for one, two, or all three workshops. See below for our discounts for those registering for multiple workshops at once:

Package Discounts:
Workshops 1 and 2: $355
Workshops 2 and 3: $445
All 3  Workshops: $535

Website Workshop 1: Getting Started
Friday, August 9, 6:30-7:30pm
$99

Website Workshop 2: First Pages
Saturday, August 10, 1:00-4:00pm
$297

Website Workshop 3: E-Commerce
Friday, August 16, 6:30-8:30pm
$198

SPECIAL DISCOUNT:
We’re offering a special 15% early bird discount off the total registration fee. This discount expires Monday, July 22, so take advantage of this one-time offer! Use coupon code: TAKECONTROL.

Registration

Registration is open to anyone who is interested in developing their website.  Space is limited as we keep the workshops small in order to ensure individual attention. Registration fee is non refundable/non transferable.