For entrepreneurs and business owners that are starting their business, one big thing that entrepreneurs can do is to purchase and own their domain (ex. www.yourdomain.com). Often business owners will use website builders and or sites like wordpress.com and won’t actually own their domain. Instead, they have URLs like www.yourdomain.wordpress.com or www.yourdomain.wix.com. Sometimes, the cost may seem like it’s a lot when a website builder packages their services but often the cost is around $10-$20 if you go to a registrar like Godaddy. Having and owning your domain looks more professional and it also ensures that you will “control” your website and its ranking on search engines.
Here’s this tip and some other tips from Blue 16 Media and other panelist on a recently featured Radio One interview here.
Gresham “Gresh” W. Harkless Jr. is the founder of CBNation and Blue 16 Media. CBNation is a Business to Business (B2B) Brand focusing on increasing the business success rate by providing visibility and resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. CBNation consists of blogs (CEOBlogNation.com), podcasts (CEOPodcasts.com) and videos (CBNation.tv). Blue 16 Media is a digital marketing agency providing digital marketing services including web design & SEO to small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Central to his marketing philosophy is that You Are a Media Company: Developing a Marketing Strategy to Connect with Your Target and Reach Your Goals. Gresham is proud a graduate of Howard University & Georgetown University. He also is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Center for Excellence Young Professionals Program ’16 and recognized by the Alexandria Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40.