SMOB – Website builders: WordPress vs Squarespace vs Weebly vs Wix vs Shopify

In the last post, I talked about buying a domain and sort out hosting. This time, I am going to talk about the actual making of a website. Unless you are a skilled programmer and you really want to make your website from scratch, you will probably end up using one of these website builders. Website builders have completely changed the world of web design. Gone … Continue reading SMOB – Website builders: WordPress vs Squarespace vs Weebly vs Wix vs Shopify

SMOB – Register a domain name and get hosting

When I am hanging out on SMEs forums or talk to anyone who wants to start a business, I can’t believe there are still people asking such a question… ‘hey, do I need a website?’ If you are still wondering if you need a website, you might have a very wrong idea what running a business entails these days. Check my post again to see if … Continue reading SMOB – Register a domain name and get hosting

SMOPB – Part 2: naming your pet sitting business

Since I started my cat sitting business 5 years ago, I have been asked again and again how did I do it. People who asks, some of them curious (nosy), some of them genuinely want advices. Especially information on how to start a business in Ireland is not available in a consolidated manner, it might take a long time before you get on the right … Continue reading SMOPB – Part 2: naming your pet sitting business

SMOB – Friends and family

Back in the days when I attended the fabulous Start Your Own Business course by Dublin Enterprise Board, we talked about the role of family and friends for an SME owner. My first reaction was, ‘what? I don’t need help from them, I don’t want to bother them or rely on them. I will do everything myself and I will be FINE!’ I was naïve. … Continue reading SMOB – Friends and family