Website Planning – What You Need to Know BEFORE You Start

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Website Planning – What You Need to Know BEFORE You Start

Presented by Jo Minney

Delivery Method: Face to Face Workshop

Getting your first business website live is no small challenge! There are so many things you don’t know you don’t know, and then there’s the age old question of whether you should ‘DIY’ or pay a professional to do it for you. Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle these obstacles alone.

In this two hour workshop website designer, developer and strategist Jo Minney will cover everything you need to know to start your small business website, no matter how big or small your dreams are!

We’ll cover:

- choosing the right platform for your business
- pre-start checklist so you can hit the ground running
- common mistakes first time website owners make
- planning your sitemap
- anatomy of a killer homepage

about the presenter

Jo Minney is passionate about helping business owners of all shapes and sizes find digital solutions that meet their needs. She runs a boutique web agency (House Digital) specialising in custom web design and digital strategy. She also works closely with partner agencies IT House and Devhouse consulting on software training and integration.

Prior to starting her own business, Jo worked in corporate-land with a background in data analytics, reporting and software development. She now uses those skills to help business owners make decisions about their online strategy based on facts and data, to help them achieve their goals.

Jo loves giving back and outside of her own business and consulting for the Business Station, she also runs the Perth WordPress Meetup, Perth WordPress Community, and next year, Perth’s first ever WordCamp. She has travelled interstate and internationally to present at various WordPress conferences. You could say she’s sort of a fan of WordPress, which is the platform 90% of the sites House Digital builds are based on.

Jo also volunteers a bunch of her time with Perth {Web} Girls, a not-for-profit organisation that runs free programming workshops and meetups aiming to increase diversity in the tech community by empowering women of all ages to learn to code. She has travelled all over WA delivering workshops in Perth, Bunbury, Yanchep, Geraldton, Port Hedland, Karratha and Newman.

Jo has been running her website strategy workshops for several years privately and is very excited to now be able to deliver them to the greater business community. She’s also an Excel guru and has been delivering training on Microsoft Excel for several years through Business EXCELerator. Book a one-to-one session with Jo if you need help with website planning, digital strategy (how all the parts fit together), email, data security/privacy, data analytics, Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc) or finding the right online tool to run your business.


  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Interaction Design Foundation Member
  • Australian Web Industry Association Member

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