Website Design & Small Business
Recommended Tools and Apps
Where should you purchase your domain name? Here are our recommendations:
Things to consider: Most new Wix plans include 1-year free for your domain. Private Registration is an additional fee. Google Domains includes private registration in their pricing and their domains are easy to connect to your Wix Website. Namecheap typically includes private registration for the first year and then it is an additional fee going forward.
Wix offers a variety of free stock photos to use with your website. Below are a few of our other favorite stock photo sites.
Premium Stock Photo Sites:
Free Stock Photo Sites:
Magdeleine - Hand-picked, high-quality photos
New Old Stock - Great for vintage pictures
Things to consider: When purchasing or downloading a stock photo, you must check the license to make sure the photo can be used for your intended purposes.
Ready to send out a newsletter or marketing material? Use one of these platforms to streamline the process and design a beautiful email:
Looking to create your own logo? Try one of these options:
Looking to hire someone to design a logo for you?
Fiverr - Freelance Designers
Contact us for more recommendations
Business Cards and Printed Materials
Below are a couple of companies we recommend for print materials:
PrimoPrint and Moo offer high-quality printing services and great customer service. VistaPrint is not always the same quality but it is a lower cost option and they also have great customer service. If you are unsure of what type of card or style to order, request a free sample pack from each company's website.
Looking for a special font for your logo, website, or other marketing material? Try one of these options:
Other Tools and Apps
Below are some additional apps we recommend:
Grammarly - A great spelling and grammar checker that you can use anywhere you write on the web as well as MS Office
WhatFont - See a font you like on another webpage? Use this tool to find out what font it is.
Image Color Picker - Use this tool to find a color of an image.
Small Business Resources
Are you just starting your business or wanting to grow your existing business? Below are some helpful resources we recommend.
Small Business Guide
Small Business Administration's Business Guide: This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about planning, launching, managing and growing your business.
Online Legal Help for Setting up your Business
Business Mailing Address Options
See our blog post, How to Set-up a Business Mailing Address, for why you need a business mailing address and additional options available.
Business Phone Options