your e-mail address correct? NO
Are you driving around advertising your web site hosting company? How much are they paying you for the privilege. If your web site is www.acme.com then your e-mail will be info@acme .com. This portrays the business in the correct manner. However if your e-mail address is email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org then that is bad presentation. Your host is using your business to advertise their business. What to do. Ask your hosting company to supply you with a mailbox that reflects your business name and not theirs. If they refuse or ask for a fee, tell them to transfer your domain to Escape Internet, here's why
have an idea for an Internet business?
How do I go about pursuing this. Can I build it myself or do I need expert assistance.
John, you are able to build a web site yourself using several low cost web design packages but at sometime you will reach a stage where you become either too busy running your own business or find that elements of graphic design and coding become too complicated for the amateur web designer.
Web site creation can be a daunting task and many business owners admit that their sites could do with a facelift. The best advise is to sit down with a web consultant prefabley from Escape Internet and plan out your web site from scratch.
Using several pieces of paper map out your site plan. This can save you a considerable amount of time and money and allows you or the web designer to see exactly what you want to achieve. Start with the information your customers will want. Perhaps a "Frequently Asked Question" section will address their needs, Using the paper start writing down the name of your business and place tits at the top of the layout. Underneath place the associated links that represent the different levels of your web site. You will get the best result if you set out a budget for your site including back-end costs, such as security needs and long term costs such as Web site maintenance.
The design of the site is very important has this reflects your business and should include corporate images already established with your customers or if this is a new business create an image that represents you and your ideas