Forte Web Properties, Inc. has a goal of creating useful, innovative web sites to further fuel internet commerce and provide greater product access to consumers. The sites below are in various stages of completion.
Web PortfolioAll sites are owned and designed by Forte Web Properties, Inc. except as noted.
Starting an Internet Business?
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Domain NamesI would first concentrate on setting up your web site before going through the expense of incorporating since the protection you get when incorporating as against other people suing. At this point you don't have customers yet.
The first thing to do is figure out what your site is about and get a domain name that reflects the content. Click this link to take advantage of this reduced rate at GoDaddy.
Internet Service ProviderNow that you have your domain name you need to have it hosted somewhere. I would stay away from GoDaddy as a web hosting company since they have some serious incompatibility issues when it comes to contact forms and email in general.
I use KnownHost as my ISP. I have had several over the years and they have been the best to date. They are super fast, have a 99.9% uptime, and the tech support is great.
SSL CertificatesSSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. You will need this to provide a secure connection to your web site for your customer. Another great price from GoDaddy.
Incorporate Your BusinessOnce you are ready to go live, it's time to get your business in order. This is the company I used to incorporate.
Accounting SoftwareI, along with most every small business owner I know, uses QuickBooks to manage their business finances. It is simple to use and the price is right.
Data BackupThere are two main options for backing up your data; an external hard drive or online in the cloud.
An external hard drive is convenient and you own it and it can be local or remote. For local backups you don't even need an internet connection.
Network Server Backup
I personally use the Drobo network storage device to back up multiple computers to a single, network-accessible, "Beyond RAID" server.
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- In full disclosure, I am affiliated with each of these companies. However, I endorse them because I actually do use them in my business.