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Creative Entrepreneurs Presents Start-up Essentials: Building a Website for Your Creative Start-Up
Having a beautiful but functional website is vital to the success of any creative business. However, many creative entrepreneurs struggle to find the right support when it comes to building their website. This one-day course, led by industry experts, introduces the practical steps and options you need to know about to build a successful website for your creative start-up.
From registering domain names to finding a hosting service and developing an SEO strategy to integrating payment platforms, this course will reveal the steps needed to build the most successful site for your creative start-up, to allow your business to thrive.
Led by Creative Entrepreneurs, this is the fourth in our ‘Start-up Essentials’ series of courses, designed to help people turn their creative ideas into business reality. Everyone is welcome to attend this course. Whether you have already started a creative business, have an idea for a new one or just want to learn more, we welcome you to join this course.
Session One: Basics & Website Builders
• Finding and registering a domain name
• What to look for when finding a web hosting service
• Introduction to website builders and templates
• Using a website template vs a bespoke build
Session Two: Bespoke Websites
• Where to find designers and programmers
• How to work with designers and programmers to build bespoke sites
• Top tips for project managing bespoke website builds
Session Three: Integrating & Optimising
• Introduction to User Experience (UX) design and top tips
• Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and how to build a strategy
• How to integrate your website with email marketing software, CRMs and social media
Session 1 speaker
Nick founded creative tech company Easle with co-founder Scott Wooden, aiming to automate the process of connecting highly curated freelance creative talent with agencies. Easle grew to work with companies like Saatchi & Saatchi, Red Bull & Stink Digital. Nick and the Easle Team subsequently launched sister product Stitch - a tool for production companies to manage their creative networks.
Session 2 Speaker
Alex Fefegha is a creative technologist bridging the gaps between art, design and technology, the physical and the conceptual, virtual and the real worlds. Alex is the founder & head creative technologist at Comuzi, a small team of builders, thinkers, designers, and explorers using emerging technology to build a better future for humans.
Session 3 speaker
Tom is a designer and creative entrepreneur with over 11 years of experience. He is a strong advocate of freelancing and self employment. His career spans from graphic design to building and shipping digital products. In last 5 years he's hosted a series of talks and workshops on design and business, which, with his extensive stand up comedy experience, ensure his audiences have fun whilst learning.
Creative Entrepreneurs brings together, for the first time in one place, the resources, inspiration and networks creative people need to turn their ideas into successful businesses.