Currently there are numerous options for individuals & small businesses to set up and manage their own websites with little to no technical background.

This class will provide an overview of the current popular options for setting up a website with ZERO coding experience, including:

  • Squarespace
  • Wordpress with a theme or sitebuilder
  • Godaddy site builder
  • Wix
  • Shopify
  • Domains & customized email

Our aim is to help you learn what the strengths & weaknesses of each are, what’s involved in setting them up, and a basic background on the internet to help inform your decisions as to whether website self-management is right for your business.

This class is perfect for the entrepreneur working on their next passion project, the Sole Proprietor who needs a business website, the hobbyist looking to start a blog or that person wanting to build a resume site to really shine in the interview process! We’ll also cover setting up that coveted custom-branded email address to make you look super professional, and an overview of the domain name registration process.

This event is sponsored by NorCal SBDC and Hacker Lab. In order to participate, you agree that Hacker Lab may share the following information with the SBA: First and last name, email address, phone number, and business name. Additionally, you’ll be asked to sign in and provided with a survey on the day of the event.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Hacker Lab with accommodation requests.

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Please be aware: Most of our one-on-one classes require students to register at least 48 hours ahead of class time, after which they will be marked 'Not available'. Our regular cancellation policy of 48 hours of advance notice also applies.