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Richard Jaggs

MD | Resolution Design

  • December 19, 2023
  • 3 minute read

If you have a small business you may be using, or have used, a modified personal email as your business email. For example, the business ‘Top taps’ may use or Businesses that do this are almost always businesses without a website, a website being the primary reason for having a domain name.

Buying a domain name for just your email

Not having a business email will not doom your business to failure, but it’s not a positive signal to your customers. To be credible your business needs a suitable domain name and at least one professional email. The good news is that obtaining a domain name and business email is simple and inexpensive. As part of our hosting here at Resolution, we can provide a domain name and professional emails as part of our managed service for as little as £44 a year. If you’re happy to manage the process yourself you can go to a domain and hosting company and they will give you the ability to purchase both for potentially a little less.

Do you need a website too?

The vast majority of businesses have websites these days, but some small businesses still don’t, limiting their online activity to social media like Facebook and business directories. This is quite common in the building trade, where sites like,, and are very influential and can provide regular enquiries.

If you don’t have a website and you’re wondering if you should, consider what a potential client may think if they can’t find a website for you, but they can for the competitor they were also thinking of using. Again, credibility is key.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive starter website several companies specialise in self-build solutions, for example; Wix, Ionos, Go Daddy, and Squarespace. If your time is precious and you’d like professional help, including bespoke design and build, then we’d love to hear from you.

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