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Setting up online
Nowadays any new business worth its salt has a significant online presence so it
is vital to take time developing your firm's website so it is user-friendly and
Find a suitable domain name
Buying a suitable domain name for your new business can be a daunting process, but
there are a few simple things to keep in mind when looking for a space for your
The domain name must be unique and memorable so customers can easily return to your
site when necessary and it is also important to make it short and snappy so it isn't
too much of a chore to type it into an address bar.
Optimising your website so that you can attract customers is also vitally important
so make sure your domain name features a term that will be searched for by potential
The final step of picking a domain name is registering it – which involves deciding
on the suffix you would like - .com and .co.uk are the most common, while others
such as .tv or .biz are more industry specific.
What does your website need to do?
Once you have your domain name you need to decide what function your website will
play in your business.
It can be used purely as a promotional tool for your business, it can double up
as on online shop to sell your products and services or it can be used to identify
your market precisely.
Online retail is beginning to make an impact on traditional high street sales in
the UK so providing a 24-hour shop for your customers is definitely worthwhile and
services such as Google Analytics can provide you with a very detailed profile of
the people entering your site, which will help you tailor your site for the ages
and location of the visitors.
Most importantly it is crucial to have an online presence and to take the time to
make sure your website is easy to use and offers consumers exactly what they are
looking for in an online experience – it'll be worth it in the long run.
Money-purchase pension schemes AKA defined contribution schemes
In this type of pension, should you choose to implement it in your business, employees
will receive a final amount depending on a number of factors.