Get a beginning website 101 education and learn the basics of websites, hosting and online security. We’ll compare WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly.

Webinar Details

Technology changes fast. Have you ever felt like you’re three steps behind the rest of the world when it comes to understanding what your small business needs in the form of a website? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

In this webinar, we start at the beginning and explain the basics behind content management systems, hosting, and website security. We’ll compare the pros and cons of the four largest web platforms: WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly to help you determine which is best for you and your small business.

Take The URL Dr’s quiz to help you figure out the best web platform to use. After this presentation you’ll be better educated to make intelligent decisions about websites and your small business.

What You Will Learn

  • Basics of content management systems
  • Pros and cons of WordPress, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace
  • How to determine which website platform is best for your small business
  • Basics of WordPress hosting
  • How to determine the best WordPress hosting package
  • Basics of website security
  • How to keep your website safe
  • Basics of responsive design and mobile friendliness
  • Lead gen or sales in websites

Webinar Format

60 minutes in length
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About Your Presenters

Kim Merritt, The URL Dr.

Kim Merritt, The URL Dr, is a serial entrepreneur. Kim started her first business, Kim’s Khocolate, at the age of 11 and grew to have Apple Computer as her largest client. Kim has been freelancing for more than a decade and is a $100K earner with a 100% Job Satisfaction Score on Upwork. She also specializes in e-learning consulting and works with small business clients helping them be more successful online. Kim has been a presenter at ASBDC for the past five consecutive years.

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Kim Sherman-Labrum has been with the Idaho SBDC since 1998. She is a training coordinator and associate business consultant specializing in online marketing, social media, and graphic/web design. Over the years, she has designed curriculum and taught classes on a variety of business and technology topics. She planned and executed a rural outreach program that caught the eye of Google and was featured in a video for their “Get Your Business Online” program. Kim is also a Wix certified partner.

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See what attendees had to say:

The URL Dr. was very engaging. The subject was presented both efficiently and effectively. Even those technically challenged, like myself, will be able to follow with ease as the information is presented in layman’s terms. Overall, a very well thought-out and expertly executed program.

I am amazed of how much was covered with an hour presentation. The information shared was very impressive. This is what I needed.

Don’t miss this opportunity! The webinar was very well-conducted and offered great tips that will push the marketing of any small business to a different level.

I have been a customer and fan of Kim Butler, the URL Dr. for years. She first aided me in my web site design and continues to teach me to be a better marketer through her associations with national brands. She consistently delivers high quality, actionable information which continues to benefit my marketing efforts.

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