The Cost of Creating and Launching a Business Website

To make your mark online, you need to create a business website. Your website will be most people’s first interaction with your brand, and the quality of your website can mean the difference between getting a new customer and losing them to a competitor. While it may sound difficult and expensive to start a business site from scratch, there are options for all budgets and levels of expertise.

What are the basic website building costs?

It’s difficult to estimate how much your small business’s website will cost from the outset. Numerous factors, at multiple stages in the process, can affect the final price. For example, the hosting company you use may charge differently based on how big and successful your site becomes. Website designs and premade themes can cost upward of $100, while the actual construction of your site could end up costing $4,000 or more, depending on the features

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Boston 4th grade entrepreneur launching cupcake website

A Boston 4th grade entrepreneur with a passion for cupcakes is is doing his part to help his community.

Entrepreneur launches cupcake business

Entrepreneur launches cupcake business

Kayveon Chaplin spent the day before Thanksgiving delivering his homemade cupcakes. The fourth grader has a lot of talent for making people feel good.

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Chaplin first started making his goodies for his classmates, but soon, he realized there was money to be made by selling his mouthwatering morsels at things like his brother’s basketball games.

“He’s an amazing young entrepreneur,” Chaplin’s mother Latikia Simpson says. Her son’s love for baking is turning into a business he calls “Kings Goods.”

Chaplin says he thinks he’s made between 500 to 1,000 cupcakes in the past year.

Denise Sonnie, Chaplin’s former second grade teacher at Nathan Hale Elementary School in Roxbury, says Chaplin is somebody who brings life to the classroom.


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SpaceX launching 60 Starlink internet satellites

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit on a used Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday night (Nov. 24) and you can watch it live online here, courtesy of SpaceX. Liftoff is set for 9:13 p.m. EST (0213 Nov. 25 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 

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Originally scheduled for Sunday (Nov. 22), the launch was scrubbed 30 minutes before liftoff to allow time for additional system checks. A backup launch window on Monday was again delayed to Tuesday due to bad weather. 

The Falcon 9 rocket on this flight is making its seventh flight to space in a milestone for SpaceX’s reusability effort. It launched the

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Watch live tonight: SpaceX launching 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit on a used Falcon 9 rocket tonight (Nov. 22) and you can watch it live online here, courtesy of SpaceX. Liftoff is set for 9:56 p.m. EST (0256 Nov. 23 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Falcon 9 rocket on this flight is making its seventh flight to space in a milestone for SpaceX’s reusability effort. It launched the Telstar 18 VANTAGE satellite in September 2018, the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019 and four Starlink missions in May 2019, January of this, June and August.

This mission will be SpaceX’s 16th batch of Starlink satellites to fly in orbit. SpaceX’s webcast for the launch will begin about 15 minutes before liftoff (about 9:41 p.m. EST/0242 GMT). You can watch the launch in the window above or directly from SpaceX via

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Chicago launching website to make it easier to support Black-owned businesses on Black Friday

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CHICAGO — The City of Chicago is launching a new website to make it easier to support local Black-owned businesses this coming Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Under the Black Shop Friday initiative announced by the City Tuesday, a website set to launch on November 24 will offer a guide to more than 500 black-owned businesses in Chicago, according to a statement.

This website will allow customers to search its listings by category and neighborhood to find gifts for the holiday season. A marketing campaign will also encourage people to shop local this Black Friday.

According to the City, Black Shop Friday is an effort to address the racial wealth gap by supporting Black-owned businesses which have less sales and fewer employees than other businesses in Illinois,

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Launching A Company Website? Here Are 14 Things To Double-Check First

When a website finally launches, or relaunches, it’s a momentous and exciting day for the organization behind it. For too many of them, though, the initial thrill of seeing their vision brought to life online turns into disappointment later, once they realize something crucial was neglected in the process. 

A careful review of some critical yet commonly overlooked elements prior to launching a website will help to avoid these issues, ensuring that the site is capable of expanding awareness among target audiences and driving visitors toward conversion. Conversely, letting any of these aspects slip could result in more of a dud than a successful launch. 

To help, we asked the experts of Forbes Agency Council to tell us about important elements companies commonly forget to review in the commotion before a site goes live. Here, they explore things to double-check to bypass 14 potential website pitfalls.

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Glastonbury Launching New And Improved Town Website Today

November 9, 2020

The Town of Glastonbury is pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved Town website, which will “Go Live” on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The new site has been designed with an emphasis on improved accessibility and navigation, particularly when accessing the site on mobile devices, and will feature a more modern look with enhanced search capabilities and graphic elements. Popular menus such as “I Want To” and “Departments” will remain in place, but the content overall will be better organized to help citizens find the information and resources they need quickly and easily. The homepage will also offer new features including a “Service Finder” and top search suggestions. Interior pages will leverage formatting widgets and image “buttons” to help users quickly navigate to popular content as supported by Google Analytics. All of these features are also available on the mobile version of the site,

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Fastbase Jumps into the Billion Dollar Digital Ads Industry Launching Google Ads Website Tracking Service – Press Release

Fastbase Inc. Extends WebLeads with B2B Ads via Google

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 9, 2020 / Fastbase Inc. (OTC PINK:FBSE) has taken the wraps off a pilot service for their Platinum users that includes Google Ads. This new concept and business model is introduced after many requests from WebLeads users who wanted a turnkey solution for their pipeline generation.

Worldwide digital ad spending is set to achieve 2.4% growth this year and is expected to be $332.84 billion for 2020 according to eMarketer. Fastbase intends to take a share of this market.

Businesses are looking towards technology and data to provide faster results on a larger scale. Key to this is creating inter-platform workflows. The output from one is the input to the other. Fastbase provides information regarding the companies visiting product sales pages on a business website. Harnessing that data to create a strategic ad campaign

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When Is Apple Launching New Tablet?


  • Apple is working on a new iPad model
  • This model will have a mini-LED display, a report says
  • This might be a new and improved iPad Pro

Apple is working on a new iPad model that uses mini-LED technology for its display and this device could be released just a few months from now, a new report reveals.

Apple’s new iPad Air comes with some of the best specs and features that the company currently offers in a tablet device. It features a new design akin to the iPad Pro and has the new A14 Bionic processor that allows it to perform very well in many tasks. And since it retails for a lower price, the new iPad Air can be considered a more affordable and power-packed alternative to the iPad Pro.

That said, Apple is already working on a new iPad model for release in the near

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The Necessary Ingredients For Launching Any Tech Product

So, you have a tech idea and you’ve built out the product’s prototype. What now? While there’s no ‘user’s manual’ for an entrepreneur ready to launch a tech product, looking to those who have succeeded before us can be helpful in making sure we have all the necessary tools to make sure our company has a fighting chance. 

Melody Yang knows best about what it takes to launch a truly successful tech product, having launched five apps that are all available for download in the app store. A couple of the apps include Nukon, a Japanese language learning app, and PopTag, which evaluates Instagram data to help users know when to post. Yang’s dynamic duo of machine learning and mobile engineering has enabled her to create these products, and through her experience in launching each, she’s learned what works and what doesn’t for a truly successful tech company. We sat

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