The Difference Between Business Development And Sales

Have you ever heard people interchanging the words “unique” and “special or “redundant” and “repetitive?” Though people tend to use these words like synonyms, they actually have different meanings. “Business development” and “sales” are another pair that likes to confuse people. Despite this common misconception, these roles have very clear distinctions and differences in the workplace.

It’s true that business development (BD) does overlap with sales – the end goal for both of these jobs is to convert a potential customer into a real one. However, unlike sales, which focuses more on selling directly to the customer, business development is about creating a personal feel with the client and reeling them into the business.

Some Differences

Business Development is about gathering ideas that can help clients and then initiate the start of the project before diving in deep. It also creates a match between the product and a client within the market. After this step has been initiated, the sales team comes in and starts talking about costs and negotiations with the customer.

Though I explained these steps in just three sentences, it can take quite a while for the customer to transition from just talking to actually becoming a paid customer.

Sometimes, business development involves taking a potential client out to a basketball game, to lunch, or to golf outings to attract them; all of which can take a long time to establish a relationship. But, the main thing is that business development teams ease a client into the dealings and sales aspect. On the other hand, sales are the process of creating revenue from the product, a step past the business development aspect.

Below is a list of specific distinctions between the two roles which should help clear up any misconceptions.

1. Scalability

As established before, sales are the process of selling a product directly to the customer. However, business development involves selling the product in a way that is scalable to the customer. Scalability is important since it permits businesses to get in contact with their potential clients.

2. Size

Business development teams tend to be smaller, whereas sales teams tend to be larger in a company since sales directly affect the bottom line.

3. Plan execution

Business Development professionals execute a plan in specific ways, but generally, follow a set of guidelines. Usually, a professional will first find their target audience, then research the issues that the potential client experiences, research their buying behavior, and research their customers. Next, the professional would find their advantage against any competitors and then choose a strategy and some tactics to attract customers.

Strategies for business developers would include building a solid relationship with clients. This would occur through forms of networking, referrals, advertising, sponsorship, mail, phone calls, leadership, marketing, in-person/digital demos, speaking at conferences, blogging, vlogging, digital ads, and more.

Sales consist of the team that interacts directly with the potential customer and turns them into a paying customer. Sales teams can increase any involvement in an existing market, cold call, use social media, negotiate, give presentations, and execute other strategies. Sometimes a salesperson gives a customer the “inside scoop” or something very attractive for free to ensure their customer’s happiness, and eventually convert that customer into a client for life.

4. Agility in the Marketplace

Business Development teams need the ability to be flexible and adjust to the market trends, which are always fluctuating. Once a change in the market occurs, the teams need to make quick decisions and adjust a company’s prices or products to fit the trends. On the opposite hand, when faced with a fluctuation in the market, the sales team needs to mark and observe the trends so they can adjust any performance factors in their sales pitch.

5. The Big Picture

Sometimes, salespeople may write how they turn clients into friends, and how they create trust between the two parties. However, this is the role of the business development team, not sales. Sales are able to work with selling existing products to existing customers, which isn’t the role of development professionals.

To put it in perspective, the business development team of, for example, company A convinces company B to create a partnership, whereas the company A sales team convinces company B to buy as a result of the partnership.

Clearly, the power of a strong business development and sales team can greatly influence one’s business’s conversion rates in this ever-changing market. If your business is looking for professionals within these branches, SDI is an option for you. Sales professionals from SDI have worked with small and large companies, startups, and enterprises for over a decade in strategizing the best options and opportunities for businesses to grow and effectively sell their product.

If you’re interested in strengthening your business’s conversion rate, call Rob LaPointe at 408.802.2885 or fill out our contact form.

Blockchain Explained: Technology that Powers Bitcoin and Crypto Currencies

Have you heard of a blockchain? If you haven’t, simply broken down, it is a growing list of records called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Cryptography is the art of solving codes. The blockchain is a database shared across a network of computers where the network makes constant checks in order to make sure that all copies of the database are the same.

Living in the 21st century, it would be a surprise if you have not heard of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a form of online cash or cryptocurrency which is underpinned using blockchains. Let’s break down how Blockchain works and how it is used in technology today.

Blockchain Explained in a Nutshell

In a database, records are bundled together into blocks and added to the chain which consists of the record (can be any information), the block (bundle of records), and the chain (all blocks linked together). Now that you understand what a blockchain is, you may ask, how do records tie into Bitcoin? Let’s break it down further.

Step One: A deal is made with the blockchain and then a trade is recorded. For example, if Mr. Smith wants to sell two of his coins to Mrs. Smith for $100, a record is created listing the details including an electronic signature from both parties.

Step Two: The record is checked by the network by ‘nodes’ which are computers in the network. The ‘nodes’ check the details of the trade in the record to make sure everything has gone through correctly.

Step Three: When the record is accepted by the network, it is added to a block. All blocks contain their own unique set of codes known as a ‘hash’. The blocks also contain previous hash’s in the chain along with the new encrypted ones.

Step Four: Finally, the block is added to the chain. The hash codes connect the blocks together in a specific manner thus finishing the process.

Now that you know how Blockchain works, it is time to learn more about its uses and its ‘no master’ policy.

No Master Policy

Traditional ledgers have masters but Blockchain is ‘decentralized’ and has no master. In a centralized network, the authority is held by a single node, but in a decentralized network such as Blockchain, all nodes can access the data to compete and be added into the database.

According to Wired, Blockchains such as Bitcoin are open to anyone, thus making its members anonymous which can be a bit risky, but by using a password manager, two-factor authentication, or hardware wallets such as Trezor, one can ensure the safety of their money. Blockchain also sets up a test known as Consensus models which requires its members to prove themselves by accepting tokens that allow them to join the network.

Uses of Blockchain

    * The largest and most popular use of the Blockchain is cryptocurrency which is the basis of the Bitcoin.

    * Banking: Bank firms have been investing in Blockchains to simplify their record-keeping for payments.

    * Supply chain: Recording trades on a blockchain offers a way to check the history of a product.

    * Healthcare: With Blockchain, medical history is more secure.

    * Voting: Blockchain records can create tamper-proof election returns.

    * Property Records: Storing land records on a blockchain could cut down on costly title research and insurance.

According to Fortune, as early as 1981, inventors were attempting to solve the internet’s problems of privacy, security, and inclusions with cryptography. Now in the 21st Century, we have rendered a process that overrides the ‘safety-net’ of paying with credit cards online and ensures that users don’t have to divulge too much personal data.

Blockchain is our future and what better way to get started than to find a website that helps you learn the process and keeps your money safe? Here at SDI, we build custom software for our clients with the utmost expertise and professionalism. To get started, contact us today and get in touch with one of our specialists, Rob Lapointe at team@sdi.la

A Roadmap to the Perfect UX Journey for Mobile Apps and Websites

Creating an app or website isn’t just about functionality; it’s also about the look. As said by Andrew Kucheriavy, the founder and CEO of Intechnic, investing time and energy into UX is no longer just the cherry on top, but more so “a matter of survival”.

Think about this. Why did Facebook drive out MySpace? There were many reasons, but one of the biggest was because of the UX. With better services, features, and a more inviting appearance, Facebook, and companies such as Amazon, Google, and Airbnb, has risen to become one of the most influential and successful companies – they can thank their customizable UX for that.

Clearly, a great user experience is essential in today’s competitive market. The elements such as colors, shapes, sizes, and texts that you put on the homepage, or maybe even something like the search menu, can make or break your conversion rate. Even if your product is the best product that has ever been created it doesn’t mean it will be successful. Some of the most successful companies such as Amazon, Apple, and Google have attributed part of their success to investing lots of time and energy into the user experience.

So how does one create the essentials for an unforgettable UX? By incorporating elements of consistency, customization, and using specific tools, your company can create a memorable user experience to improve your conversion rate and growth in the number of paying customers.

Take a look at these tips below on how to get started.

1. Listen to Your Customers

This may seem obvious, but really, it’s the most important step. Without knowing what your customer desires to see in your mobile app or website, you won’t be able to create a great UX for them – remember that you are not the best judge of the app/website, but your customers are. To get your customers talking, play around with these questions:

    1. What is the goal of the customer?

    2. Why is the customer using the app/website? What is the main force behind them wanting to use it?

    3. Where are they when they interact with your app/website or service or company in general?

    4. Are the customers distracted while using your app/website?

    5. What are the priorities of the customer?

    6. How can you improve your app/website to turn these customers into long-term customers?

Talk to as many clients and customers as you can. Document their answers, do anything to envision the perfect look that your users want to see. In addition to learning from customers, pay attention to the successes and blunders that your competitors have made.

Is there a common component amongst these companies? What were the opportunities that they snatched which made them successful, or ones that failed? Investigate questions like these to take advantage of your resources. The answers can help you get started on designing or redesigning your app or website for a higher quality UX.

2. Collaborate

Designing the UX is a team effort, not only requiring UX design experience but also input from the client, user, and your team. Collaborate with these different teams to help you produce the best results.

3. Consistency

Not every element has to be wildly different from those of other companies. Keeping certain elements consistent is also important. The user should not have to be clicking on different links or looking in the top, left, right, and bottom corners to find the search bar. Some essential features found on all apps/website similar to yours should be kept the same so that the user can easily navigate your software.

In addition, keeping certain elements such as colors, imagery, slogans, shapes, and text consistent throughout your app or website will help establish your brand and make your brand easily recognizable to anyone.

For example, anyone who uses Facebook can recognize that the white “f” within a blue box means “Facebook”, and can associate the colors white and blue with that company.

4. Customization

Personalizing the UX will make the app more appealing to a customer. Customers can be in charge of their own experience which will make your app appear better than any competitor.

To do this, you can collect information about the customer in unique ways. As an example, the app MyFitnessPal prompts the user to input their information through an entertaining texting format between the user and the MyFitnessPal Welcome robot instead of using a standard bubble-in or fill-in-the-blank format. From here on out, you can continue to personalize and allow the user to customize their own experience.

Another method to choose is to group activities that users do into categories such as Browsing, Looking for Specific Content, Comparison Shopping, and Killing Time. This will allow you to see how much time customers spend on certain activities and what your users prioritize.

UX design requires a great deal of time, energy, and investment, but your company doesn’t have to deal with all of these factors. UX design professionals from the software development company, SDI, will help your company create the user experience that your customers want to see. With over a decade of experience working with enterprises, start-ups, small, and large companies, SDI will be with you every step of the way to improve the quality of your company’s customer experience.

Interested in improving your UX design? Contact us here or call Sakshi at 408.621.8481.

Build Wellness Apps For Millennials and Capture a Growing Market Segment

First came the baby boomers, the X generation, and now, it’s the millennials. Born between 1980 to 1984, this generation, consisting of about 83.1 million people, is already the largest generation in America. Their usage of technology and incredible spending power has made them the target of many companies, pushing certain industries like health and technology into success.

The New Lifestyle

While young adults who grew up in the 50’s indulged in the wealth and spoils of the booming American economy, this generation has experienced a completely different America. No longer is the young generation concerned with buying the greatest luxury items. Large fancy houses, expensive jewelry, and extravagance, surprisingly, are not the most attractive prizes anymore. With the use of modern-day technology, millennials have steered the global market focus in a different direction.

Millenials are currently the most stressed generation, postponing having kids and marriage, not buying as much luxury items, and lead busy and active lifestyles. Though they are currently earning less than previous generations, millennials spend more on fitness and health than any other generation ever. A study conducted by Forrester found that collectively, 84% of Gen Z and millennials believe that exercise is their passion and that these two generations constitute 69% of all people that wear fitness attire on a regular basis.

Why New Health Companies are Flourishing

Many companies have sprung up that are purely focused on wellness and have succeeded due to the number of active young people wanting to exercise and find activities related to wellness. SoulCycle, Wellery, Prevail Boxing, Fitbit, Cycle House, Orange Theory, and other wellness companies have been able to attract many millennials due to their craze of living a healthy lifestyle, even if it comes at a relatively expensive price.

Since millennials are the top users of social media and are the most susceptible to mental illness, substance abuse, eating disorders, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases, one would think that they would go to the doctors to keep tabs on potential health issues, considering their focus on wellness. However, that is exactly the opposite of what’s been happening.

Whenever someone is sick, what do they usually do? Go to the doctors. However, with the access to the internet through phones and computers, millennials have turned to the online world to cure themselves. In fact, 93% of millennials go on the internet for solutions to treat conditions instead of visiting primary care physicians.

With social media accounts, blogs, and websites providing health information, millennials are more likely to use this information provided by the touch of a few buttons.

For example, if a millennial wants to quit drinking or drugs, it’s likely that they will go online for professional research and/or join an AA facebook group to overcome addiction.

Social media is also more attractive to millennials because of the real-time responses they receive. Currently, 35% of millennials share health information through texting and social media, and 29% share information through email, content on community boards, and websites. The ability to share stories and information with friends, family, followers and people who’ve had similar conditions seems more appealing than spending time and money to visit a doctor.

Clearly, Millennials are driving the demand for the health industry. According to an analysis done by Euromonitor International, the global market for wellness and health has skyrocketed to $686 billion in 2016, and is projected to grow to $815 billion in 2021.

Why You Should Create an App or Website

Health and fitness have become such an essential part of the millennial lifestyle that wellness has become a trend. Buying yoga pants, fitness tea, and fitness attire is a new style and craze fueling the health industry. In addition, wildly successful health apps have been made to enhance the wellness lifestyle experience through multiple gaming features, such as team challenges, milestone achievements, reward progress tracking, and total scoreboards.

With a spending power of $1.4 trillion, millennials have the power to drive wellness companies into success virtually overnight. In fact, fitness apps are currently experiencing an increase of 62% in usage and an 87% growth in the health and fitness category of the mobile app industry. If you are thinking about building a mobile presence for your existing health company or looking to create a company, now is the time to do it.

Your company can tap into this potential by creating wellness websites and apps with the help of SDI, a software development company that has provided professional help for enterprises, startups, and small and large companies for over a decade. We will help you with your mobile app development and design, websites, and market your company’s product so that you can reach your goals and witness your company’s success.

Interested in creating your own wellness app or website? Contact Rob at 408.802.2885 or email us at team@sdi.la for more information.

How to Build an Online Education and Training Website

Any educational institution needs a well-organized and attractive website. Providing a website where students, parents, alumni, and faculty members can easily access information about academics and school social life with the click of a few buttons on their phones is essential.

However, simply having a website with information isn’t enough anymore. With so many options to choose from, prospective students can easily be invited or turned away by your school purely based off of the website, whether it be too much content, limited accessibility, unorganized elements, or other factors.

These obstacles for you and your school community can be eliminated with the creation of an inviting and comprehendible website. Looking to create your own school website? Check out these essential tips on how to get started!

Listen And Understand Needs

First and most importantly, you need to know who your target audience is, and what they need. Are you a school of the arts? Are you a school for people with disabilities? High school? University?

These schools cater to people of vastly different communities. It’s important that your website addresses these factors to attract the right students for the school community.

Ensure that you personally ask the other members of the community that use the website how they use it and what they’d like to see remain the same or change.

For example, a typical student at an average high school would say that they will need access to a portal for their grades, a calendar for the school year, or a teacher directory, all of which should be found on the homepage of the website.

Formulate A Plan

One of the most common mistakes when creating a website is putting too much information all at once. Yes, it’s true that “less is more” may not apply here, but so does putting massive amounts of information in a tiny text box.

To avoid this, first, revisit the list of the main groups the website should address, and take a look at how they use the website, what they want to see change and the absolute necessities that the website should address.

Next, create a sitemap. A site map is a one-page layout listing every single link of every page throughout the website in a comprehensible, readable manner. Instead of searching through multiple pages to find what you want, you can find it directly on the sitemap.

When creating a sitemap, first map out any content that already exists. Next, match any content already existing to the goals of the user. Following this, use the information gathered from the users about what they need to see changed on the website, and integrate these factors into the new design.

In addition, videos, slideshow presentations, quotes, and pictures are great ways to enhance your school website.

Web Design

It’s easy to delegate all web designing responsibilities to developers, but integrating members of the school community into the web designing process will help create a much better website and user experience. The developers should know exactly what students, staff, and parents want to see, and talking face to face will prove to be much more helpful and easier than keeping committees separate to do their own tasks.

When designing the website, use white space as a way to give the user something to focus on. High-quality photography is a must, and easily readable text with stark contrast from the background should be planned out as well.

Do not input every page into the navigation. Instead, use consistent visuals in different forms such as main navigation, a second navigation bar, footer, sidebar, and other important elements.

In short, ensure that whatever design you choose should be one that is easy to navigate to find essential information.

Development

Developing a website is a process, and you will encounter many forks in the road. Choosing one decision will lead to a different result than another, and you will need to make the choice carefully.

However, it’s important to create some ground rules before diving straight in. When you reach one of these decision making moments, referring back to these rules can prevent you from making choices that may convolute the entire project.

Ensure that your website is secure and well-built, with little to no downtime. The developers should follow coding standards, and be able to decide whether a framework or custom site is best for the needs of the school.

Following these guidelines will lead to a website that is dependable, inviting, and easily accessible for every user.

Market

One of the most important ways of marketing your school is creating a message reflecting the mission of your school. Are you a performing arts school? A religious school? Liberal arts and/or research university? Ensure that the message tailored to the mission of the school comes across on your website.

Social media profiles are excellent ways of attracting attention today. If you have a Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, and/or a blog account, link these onto your website for users to see what the school environment is like.

Training

Online courses for teachers and staff on how to design their own pages or use the website are great ways to identify any problems or successes in the new design.

Great examples of college websites

The University of Maryland, University of Notre Dame, and Bucknell University all have some of the best-ranked college websites. Their websites’ unique style, readable text, inviting and representative colors, easy navigation, pictures, and other elements help bring the website to life. Take a look at these and find some inspiration!

Find Someone With Development Experience

Looking to create or redesign your school’s website? With over a decade of experience, SDI has worked with enterprises, businesses, and educational institutions to build their apps and websites.

SDI’s design and software development professionals will work to create your school’s website that is tailored to your needs within the time frame you want.

Give us a call at 408.802.2885 or email us at team@sdi.la

How to Decide if Amazon Web Services or Azure is The Best For Your Hosting Needs

There are many web hosting services available for your company website to use, but two of the biggest and best of these are Amazon Web Services and Azure, by Microsoft. Both of these web hosting services proudly boast specialized features, products, and guaranteed pricing, usability, and flexibility for users, but what really are the differences between the two? Here we will discuss and compare the features of each service, and help you decide which one your company should use.

What is Amazon Web Services?

Amazon web services (AWS) allows you to build applications for consumers, enterprises, colleagues, consumers, customer support, and for whatever/whoever you want. They provide infrastructure services, such as computing power, networking and databases, and storage solutions, that work together to help build your needs for any applications.

Instead of giving an upfront cost, you only pay for the services that you use, allowing you to have more flexibility.

AWS provides over 50 services that are available to use instantly without the upfront capital expense. With this flexibility, any company, whether it be an entrepreneur or a global giant, can model these services after their constantly changing needs.

With special features, connectivity, and other tools, the cloud allows you to have “hybrid” applications running. Some other services AWS provides include media, analytics, machine learning, security, mobile, AR & VR, app integration, IoT, gamer development, and more.

What is Azure?

Like AWS, Azure by Microsoft is also another type of cloud hosting service which provides tools for you to build and grow applications. It provides flexibility for small and large companies to grow their business using the specific Azure tools that you want at a specific time.

With no upfront cost, you can pay for only what you use. Azure tools and technologies are not restricted to being used only on windows but can be used on any application with your device. Like AWS, Azure has the “hybrid” ability, with features and tools allowing you to run “hybrid” applications.

Some of the numerous products that Azure provides are Al + machine learning, analytics, storage, security, databases, developer tools, gaming, media, mobile, IoT, and other services.

Comparing AWS and Azure – Which One Should You Choose?

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Don’t they look exactly the same? Well, there are actually major differences between these two cloud services.

Azure is used in more regions than any cloud provider. 90% of Fortune 500 companies entrust their business with Microsoft cloud. Azure provides 70 compliance offerings, more than what AWS provides, and was dubbed the most trusted and recognized cloud for programs and institutions of the U.S. government.

According to Microsoft, Azure is the only cloud provider that has infrastructure solutions, software, and platform as services. They have four classes, which include data management and databases, compute, networking, and performance.

However, Azure’s long list of products and services can sometimes be confusing to navigate. Some people believe AWS is too complex to manage, but this belief differs with an opinion.

AWS has been around for longer than Azure, which launched in 2010. It has four classes including content delivery and storage, compute, networking, and database.

AWS offers 100 services from storage, database, analytics, compute, networking, mobile, management tools, developer tools, IoT, security, and enterprise applications. All of these can make your head spin!

AWS has quite a few high-profile users which help many companies know that it is a trustworthy solution. AWS even did a single deal with the CIA proving it has the capabilities for some of the biggest companies even the government.

What they both have

Both have been using cutting edge technology in terms of serverless computing and IoT. Both are great to use for mobile apps and computing. Overall you can’t go wrong with either option but you still need to make a choice as to what could better work for you.

AWS is a very trustworthy source and has been around longer than Azure. There are definitely more options with AWS so you may find services that they offer that Azure doesn’t which will probably be the reason for choosing them.

However, Azure’s technology is gaining serious momentum and may end up being better than AWS as they seem to be adjusting faster to what the market needs are. With Azure you may find better benefits whether that be bringing your project to scale or potential revenue, these are far better suited to Azure. You also have the ability to take a sample application and test the output of both providers which is a much cheaper option. For IaaS Azure is definitely the better option for you.

In the end, AWS is still the market leader so you won’t be disappointed in what they offer. In the coming years, it seems that Azure may surpass it which will change the game for AWS as they will need to step it up to stay on top. Which one is better? Well, that depends on your individual business needs. When you ask those who use either of these they will probably say good things about both unless they are using it for something they don’t excel in. Either way, you should have good luck with either.

If you need any help determining which one to use for your company you can contact Rob at 408.802.2885 or at team@sdi.la

How To Build A Website For Your School

In today’s world, technology has substantially improved the quality of education for students of every grade and every type of school.

If your school doesn’t have a school website, it’s time to build one now.

School websites have become essential for students to communicate with teachers, parents to track their child’s success with grades, teachers to post learning materials, and students to experience a much easier academic year with the help of online tools.

Need help creating a school website?

Here are some tips from SDI on how to get started!

Create A Web Policy

To establish your web policy, ensure that everyone, including all staff who will help create the website, knows what type of content can be projected on the website. Think about who owns the posted work, if copyright statements are needed, which search engines the website can use, and other factors that come to mind. Once the web policy is established, you can move onto the following steps.

Determine Capability of Server

Ensure whether your website can be accommodated by your internet service provider.

Train Your Staff

Do you know who will write the pages for each class? Will updates and maintenance be periodic? Address these questions and then train your staff on how to maintain a website. Some schools have website training programs for teachers so that they know how to customize their own web pages.

Set Procedures and Standard Guidelines

Ensure that teachers, staff, and administrators are following procedure when updating a web page so your school does not run into any legal problems. You can also create a standard template for teachers to use to design their page, therefore reducing the likelihood of this happening.

Browse Other School Websites

Take a look at other school websites to determine features that you may want to include on your own or features that you want to be sure to avoid. Notice details of element placements, color and font usage, and other elements that enhance the website.

Design – UI/UX

One of the most important parts of creating a school website is taking into account the UI/UX factors.

UI refers to the user interface, which takes into account how the website looks, including colors, fonts, placements of certain elements, and shapes that the user sees. If your school colors are red, white, and blue, then use those colors throughout your website in a uniform setting to represent your school.

However, also take into account the meanings behind colors. For example, red is commonly associated with stop, and green with go. Squares and circles have such hidden meanings, which should also be considered before designing the website.

UX refers to user experience, which takes into account how the user will use the website. While considering UX, always prioritize the easiness of using the website. For example, don’t hide the Login button for a school account somewhere in the corner, since that reduces the “easiness” of using the website.

Ensure that there aren’t whole paragraphs of confusing information on the first main page of the website so that the user doesn’t lose sight of the big picture of your school mission.

Overall, ensure that the content on the website is easy to see and use. With people’s shortened attention spans, it’s important that your website be considered “quick and easy”.

Just remember to take this step very serious to ensure your website will be successful!

Tips for Website Administrators – Elements to Include

1. Main page

Create a main page that includes pages for the school portal for grades, transcripts, registration for events, links to school social media, sections for school info, programs, community, school life, athletics, and more.

2. Store

Create a page for the online store to allow parents to shop for school gear, event tickets, and recommended books.

Tips for Teachers – Elements to Include

Here are some features that teachers should include on their pages within the master school website:

1. General Class Information

Include background information about yourself, the class syllabus, the supplies that students should have for the class, student/parent handbook, and other information you deem necessary.

2. Homework Board

You can post the daily assigned homework and classwork here so that students and parents can easily access it, and allow students who missed class to catch up on work.

3. Student Project Display

Proudly show off the amazing work that your students have produced over the years to inspire current and future students, and to show parents what their child is learning in class.

4. Calendar for the Year

Provide a master calendar which includes sports games, guest speakers, back to school nights, science fair dates, school events, and more.

5. Pictures!

Pictures personalize your teacher webpage and allows the parents to see the things their child learns in class. Parents and students can occasionally visit the website and see pictures of their child or friends on the site as well. Ensure that if you post pictures of kids, that you do not violate any school rules or even laws.

If you need help creating your school’s website then you should contact web development companies like SDI to ensure that your school needs are met and taken care of. With over a decade of experience, our software developer experts have supported enterprises, startups, small and large companies, and schools.

Contact us at team@sdi.la to get help creating your school website.