Startup 101 – Website Basics and E-commerce

Renee Higgins Startup 101Description

Having a website for your business is a necessity. Your customers expect you to have a presence online, so what do you do when you are unhappy with your current site or don’t have a website at all? Who can you turn to, or what do you need to do the job yourself?

Renee Higgins, Web Developer/Administrator for the City of Greater Sudbury, will show us the basics of web design, and what to consider when building search engine friendly, lead generating website.

About Renee

Renee has obtained a Bachelor in Commerce and Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration from Laurentian University. For the past seven years, she has been a Web Developer/Administrator with the City of Greater Sudbury and has over ten years of web development experience. She is especially passionate about citizen engagement and is involved on several cross-departmental teams at the City. She also leads the City’s Open Data Program, which recently ranked third in Canada for municipalities under 300k population in the 2017 Open Cities Index (OCI) rankings. In her spare time, she volunteers with many non-profit community organizations, such as Ladies Learning Code, Maison McCullough Hospice and the Copper Cliff Curling Club. She is also a Director with Sudbury Code-Op, a new organization which aims to make Sudbury the programming capital of Northern Ontario (and maybe more!).


Startup 101 is a FREE course that provides practical, relevant, advice for those who are interested in starting their own business.