Wordpress vs Joomla: Which is best for your small business website?

WordPress and Joomla are two of the most popular content management systems available today. The basic difference is that Joomla is a community type of site, while WordPress is a blog platform.

What makes WordPress better than Joomla? While Joomla boasts over 6,000 of these, WordPress has over 12,000 making the process of managing content easier as it gives users several options. WordPress has over 1,200 free templates while Joomla has limited free templates. A reliable Joomla web design company is hard to come by, so when you do find them, be prepared to pay a slightly higher fee for their specialized knowledge.

Unlike WordPress, importing articles from Joomla is not easy. These issues and other problems are not experienced with WordPress.

If you want to design a WordPress website but are not sure how to go about it, get in touch with us. Aside from building responsive WordPress websites, we also offer unmatched web design and search engine optimisation services. See our past work by going to our portfolio page and understand why we are one of the most trusted Gold Coast website design companies in this industry.

Should your small business consider eCommerce?

 

Consumers who once drove to stores to shop now buy from the comfort of their offices and living rooms. Ecommerce, or electronic commerce, is the buying and selling of products and services over the Internet. As use of the Internet expands, the opportunity for your online store grows.

With a click of the mouse, a product can be selected, evaluated in terms of product reviews by customers and ultimately purchased. Buying the same item at a brick-and-mortar store would require more time and effort from the consumer than simply clicking a button. A staggering 74 percent of customers search for available products through the Internet, and the number of customers who shop online continues to expand.

Businesses may decide to diversify into the ecommerce market to increase sales and expand their customer base. As with all business actions, setup of an ecommerce store should be a coordinated effort for all parts of the business.

eCommerce: First Steps

Before setting up an ecommerce site, determine the goals, look and functionality of your site. Ask your team the following questions:

  • Will customers access the online sales site through the business website?
  • Or will customers purchase products through a dedicated website, like ebay?
  • Will all items sold in the physical stores be available online?
  • If all products will not be available immediately, is there a timeline for when all products will be listed?
  • How will products be listed on the ecommerce site? A photograph of the product with a link to the purchasing ...

Why your Pretoria small business should implement systems and how it can change your life

When I mention business systems to you, what comes to mind? Do you think of an IBM mainframe computer sitting in a big room in the middle of your building? Do you think of expensive, highly specialized software? That’s what many small business owners in Pretoria imagine. And they think it’s not for them. If that’s what you think, you’re only half right. 

Half right because expensive, highly specialized software is probably not for you. Half wrong because good business systems most definitely are. A business system isn’t hardware or software. It’s the way that you do any part of your Pretoria business. It’s how you do things. You are using systems all the time, you just may not be using them efficiently.

I regularly urge Gauteng business owners to get everything they know about their business out of their head and onto paper. I’m urging you now to do the same with your systems. Start writing out how you do things in your business. At a minimum, write out how you treat your customers or clients, how your paperwork for each sale flows, how your production systems work, how you market to clients, and how you do your bookkeeping.

Do this in detail. For each area, make a very detailed description of every step in the process. Include what you do and why you do it. Include the subtle parts that make your company uniquely you. Include the parts that you ...