To ensure this site remains up-to-date, we have restricted all external resources
to this section. As new resources are identified, they will be listed here. It's
important to remember that the resources here only represent those which we are currently
aware of and consider to be of value to a small business. Should you discover any
resources you also feel could be of value to a small business, we encourage you to
us of their existence.
Free Web Space
The following two sites provide excellent examples of the free web space currently
on offer. There are hundreds of others and with time we will look at evaluating more.
However, at this early stage these sites provide a better idea of what resources
you can access for free.
For those of you who would like to look at other potential Free Web space providers,
the following site will provide all you need.
Free Email Service
At this early stage, we'd suggest that both Yahoo
and Hotmail provide suitable email facilities. We do
anticipate setting up our own email service based around the Biz-Au
site, but for now either Yahoo or Hotmail will do.
Custom Web Addresses
To ensure that all small businesses have access to a stable, portable and professional
looking web address, we have set up a facility around the Biz-Au site.
This allows a web address such as http://www.website.com/users/smallbusiness/JoesShop.html
to become http://www.joesshop.biz-au.com or http://www.JoesShop.biz-au.com. The section
A Web Address explains the
benefits of using a shorter web address.
Web Site Publishers
The Web Site Publishers database
consists of individuals
who are in a position to offer a cost
effective web site publishing
A major issues facing all small businesses is the scarcity of time and appropriate
resources needed to develop and maintain an effective web site. When was the last
time you prepared your own Tax Return? If you're like most small businesses it's
likely that you have someone else do it for you. It's not because you can't do it
yourself, it's usually because you'd much prefer to work on those aspects of your
business which you consider to be more productive. The problem with establishing
a web site is "who do you turn to"? The Web Site Publishers database should be
a good starting point.
Get A Web Site Quote
To further assist small business
owners in locating the services of a Web Site Publisher who can help with the development
of their web site, a special "Quotes Wanted" database has been set up. Simply enter your
request for what you'd like to achieve and wait for someone to contact you with details
on what they can do for you. This database
is actually promoted within the Web Site Publishers network so you don't have to worry about dealing with
any expensive design or internet 'experts'.
An excellent way to establish content and design ideas for your own web site is by
looking at what others have done. In the not too distant future, we will set up a
database containing sites which are considered great examples of how a small business
site should 'look and feel'. In the meantime, if you happen to find a great small
business web site which you feel is worthy of further investigation by others, please
feel free to send us
the URL (Web Address). They will be placed here for others to see.
Domain Name Registration Services
If you need to register a Top Level Domain (TLD) name the following two sites will
Australian domain name registrations
International domain name registrations
.com .net and .org
The Web Site Publishers Network
Site Publishers Network consists
of individuals who offer web site publishing and maintenance services specifically
designed to meet the needs of small business owners.
To give you an even better idea of the free resources available to help build your
business the following site have much to offer
For additional resources, this site also has a huge amount of information.
Tutorials and Learning
If you would like to build your knowledge level on how web pages work the following
is an excellent place to start. It contains HTML tutorials and much more, from beginners
to advances plus lots of resources.
The following site is also worth visiting
Help and Tips for People Who Make Websites.
SINCE 1995, Ask Dr Web has been helping beginners learn to publish their ideas on
the web, while providing advanced designers, writers, and coders with concepts that
can enrich their work and take it to the next level. Whether you're an old hand at
help you get more out of the web, and put more of yourself into it.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Govt. Small Business Info
Small Business Resources
If you're just starting your own business or already operating a business, you'll
find the following page full of links that will provide access to a huge number of
excellent resources dedicated to small businesses. You'll also find links to a range
of Australian Government departments. These are handy for accessing tax information,
business name registrations and for finding Government departments that can provide
you with assistance in getting your business off the ground if need be.
Small business resources, you'll find plenty here.
Feed Back And Suggestions
If you have any ideas or suggestions on how this site could be improved to better
meet your needs, we'd love to hear from you. A simple email
will do the trick.