Welcome to the Community. In my experience it is always better to retain a professional.
Do you have a business plan??
Most businesses need an Accountant, Lawyer, Banker and today a good Web Designer.
The money you spend today, can bring bigger future returns (if spent wisely).
Good luck, LUCKIEST
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Good morning antiloch,
Welcome to the Small Business Community!
Having a great website is important for any small business. Often, the website is the customer's first point of reference to a business. In turn, the customer could quickly "judge a book by its cover" making an instant opinion about that business simply based upon its website.
I found a few articles that might offer you some assistance regarding websites:
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It all depends on your previous experience in building websites - if you have set up [even private] website before, you should be able to create your own website, using simple out-of-the-box website builder, such as Shopify.
Making it SEO friendly, looking professional and convert visitors into leads [capturing email addresses or sales] is best left for professionals.
Depending on your growth strategy: if you're after organic, slow growth and self education, go for DIY route. If you want instant results and a professional looking website within 10 days, in order to start trading instantly, definitely hire a professional.
Considering the fact that you don't have the necessary web design skills, I would recommend to go with a web professional. However, Having a website is one part of having the complete online presence. Also, create a google my business listing of your business because sometime they show it over the search results and it's very easy to optimize.
My business needs a website that is one of the main sources of value to the customer. It needs to provide information on the product, as well as list the customers involved in the current program using photographs and a short description. I don't have a lot of web design skills. Wondering if I should create a site myself or have a professional do it? Thoughts?