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How can building a website improve my business?


Having a web presence opens up a whole new world of opportunity for your business. A website is the world's most effective way to market to the masses. The Internet functions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no labor costs to you and has the most inexpensive and widespread marketing capabilities ever seen. Through this highly affordable media, your website offers your services to the world. Statistics show that the Internet is an excellent way to market your business and sell your products and services. More and more customers are logging on, making purchases, buying services and researching choices and information through the Internet. Why should you limit your business to your immediate locale when the whole world is a keystroke away? You also gain major credibility by having an Internet presence; effectively you can look like one of the big companies — all without spending a lot of money.

A website doesn't have to be expensive or difficult to manage - even just a simple web presence stating who you are, what you do and how to contact you will get you found.

With the Elgin Connects project, soon anyone in Elgin County will have an opportunity to connect to hi-speed internet and access the Elgin Community Portal currently in development. Your website could be linked to the Elgin Community Portal so that clients would be able to easily find you.



What is a portal?


A portal is a web site that offers services to entice Internet surfers to use the site as their main "point of entry" to the Web. Typically, a portal will provide an organized directory of links to sites, a search engine, and other services.

With the coming of the Elgin Community Portal, a link to your business will allow your customers to easily find your website and learn more about your business. Think of this portal as the online "yellow pages" of Elgin County.

View examples of other portals here



I want a web site but don't have access to a computer - what can i do?


Not to worry! Free access to computers and the internet is always available at any Community Access Program (CAP) centre. For a complete list of CAP centres in Elgin County click here.

Please note hours and days that centres are open.



What will I learn in the Online Tutorials?


You will learn to develop a website using the HTML language from start to publishing to the web. We are not teaching anything too technical or fancy, but participants will most definately learn enough to establish a basic web presence and how to make changes to it's content themselves.



Are there any costs involved?


No, the online tutorials are completely free.


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