When should I start my site?

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AJPRATT said:
I have a location I want, but nothing set in stone. When do you suggest I set up a website? Or when should I at least register my domain name?

Sounds like you're a few steps ahead of me in opening your shop, but I would suggest you open up your website sooner rather than later. We've picked a name, and as soon as we've designed our logo, we're going to at least put up a professional "coming soon" splash page.

Why not? Registering a domain name and getting a basic hosting plan is pretty cheap. You'll be able to get a nice (you)@(yourcoffeeshop).com email address to do business out of. You can put the email address and website on your business cards, confident that info won't change later.

I believe there are some hosting company recommendations in the archives. Personally I've done business with godaddy.com in the past and had a good experience.

Cheers!
 

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I am using Mocha Host for my website. They are very responsive with technical questions and I haven't had any problems with them. I think it was $44 a year which includes domain name registration and I get to keep my domain name for life as long as I stay with them.
 
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Well, we registered our name www.prattshillofbeans.com. And we just signed our lease. I like that I now have an email address that looks more professional than my personal address. Thanks for your help! The site isn't up yet, but I have someone working on it.
 
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Hey, Jim... Our site is up. We are just about the begin the build out, provided we get all of our approvals. Its just a bare bones kinda thing until we have a better idea of what we're going to do.
 

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