How to Brief a Web Developer

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Workshops delivered face-to-face or online

Various locations

Western Australia, WA 6000


Event description
Decide whether to outsource or build your own website, check features to suit your business, understand technical jargon and consider costs.

About this Event

Please note: this event is run by the Small Business Development Corporation for small business owners in Western Australia only.

Having a digital presence is essential for businesses of any size, but not every small business owner has the time or skills to create their own website.  It can often be more time and cost efficient to use a professional developer to create your website, however the prospect of hiring one can be daunting.

This session will help you decide whether to outsource or build your own website, and to determine which features would be best suit your business needs. You'll also discover how to choose the right developer for you, costing issues and understanding the technical jargon to help you effectively communicate with your web developer. 

The topics covered include: 

  • How to determine whether to outsource or build your own website;
  • Selecting a professional;
  • Web designer vs. web developer;
  • Pricing and costing expectations;
  • Helpful tips to avoid disputes;
  • Communication and tools;
  • Researching the opportunities to build your own .

This session is for who have an established business, little to no experience developing websites and little to no experience working with web developers.

The facilitator for this topic, Belmont Business Enterprise Centre,  is a not-for-profit community based organisation established in 1994 to assist in the growth and development of small business. Their presenter of this topic is a highly sought after productivity consultant and business coach who conducts training programs for a range of private and government organisations.

This session is presented by the SBDC, the only agency in the Western Australian Government dedicated to helping small business. In fact, we've been providing practical support to small business owners for more than 30 years.

Important booking information

You are limited to two tickets per booking (you can of course make more than one booking).

We will be emailing you with important information on how to find workshop locations and what you need to bring, if it is a face-to-face event. If you are attending an online workshop you will receive instructions and a link on how to join and important information to ensure your device is suitable. Therefore, if you are booking for more than one person, please ensure you provide each person's email address.

To book for larger groups, please contact us on 133 140.

You can cancel your booking up to 24 hours before the workshop starts. Even for free sessions we would appreciate you cancelling if you cannot attend so another small business owner can take your place. For paid sessions, no refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the scheduled start time.

Additional information for online workshop sessions

Please check your computer's suitability for online workshops, including its sound quality, browser, internet bandwidth and speed and video plugins (if required) before the start of the online workshop session. Camera and microphone capabilities are recommended to interact with online workshops.

Our online workshops are run as live, interactive sessions, similar to the format of our face-to-face sessions. For this reason, there is a limited number of tickets per session so our presenters can adequately interact with, and respond to, attendees. Recordings of these live sessions are not available if you do not attend the live event time.

Additional information for face-to-face workshop sessions

No, you don't need to bring your printed ticket.

We value inclusion for clients requiring disability access and our workshops are delivered in a variety of buildings and locations. If you would like further information about accessing a particular workshop please use the contact button at the end of this page to send us your query.

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Workshops delivered face-to-face or online

Various locations

Western Australia, WA 6000


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