Everyday we receive many requests for website development. It ranges from new companies to listed companies and below we compile some of the most common discussed items when creating a website in Singapore.
So let’s divide into it:
1. Check Out The Singapore Government Grants
Yes there are a bunch of grants such as Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) or Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) that you might be eligible for when creating your websites. However, this comes with terms and conditions such as:
- Be registered and operating in Singapore
- Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding
- Be in a financially viable position to start and complete the project
Each grant has its own set of criteria as well. You can check out a list of grants that might be suitable for digitization under Web Delegate Grants
2. Build A Website For Your Customers
In general, your website is meant for your customers/prospect to visit and get information out of. It is not for the business owner as he/she most probably already know the business inside out. Hence, it is very important to think from the customer perspective when building your website. Over the years, popular SME websites usually have the following attributes:
- Easy to use and find information
- Fast website loading speed
- Easy to find your number , send an inquiry form or buy your product if they are interested.
- Modern looking to give confidence in dealing with you
Very often, they are not so picky on exactly how the website should look like and if that fancy features that you crave for.
3. Move Fast And Get It Done Quickly
In the post Covid-19 world, everyone is searching for products and for services online. Customers have moved online and so should you. Everyday you are not online marketing, you are losing opportunities to engage or acquire new customers.
Get your website up and going as soon as you can so that you can focus on marketing it to get more customers.
4. Think Of Digital Marketing In Mind
A website is created for marketing purposes so that more people know about your company and the services you provide. If you create a website and do not invest in marketing, it is likely that only you and your associates will get to know about the website.
This includes incorporating Search Engine Optimization (SEO) elements into the building of the website.
5. Get A Professional Company To Create Your Website
Your website is your first impression to your potential customers. It makes perfect sense to really invest in a good company to create your website. Yes, there are Do It Yourself (DIY) websites like WIX, Squarespace etc but unless you are really into website design, it is better left to the expert. It will also save you loads of time so that you can focus on your business.
The above pointers are our own opinion. It will be better to speak to our team about your digitization plans.
Are you looking for a web design and development company that can take your website global? If so, contact us today to get started.