So, can you start a business with a favicon? Clearly no, you need more than that.
Just because you have a favicon do you have a business? Again, no.
However, can a favicon be the inspiration you need to get your business up and running? As odd as this may sound, it was for me.
If you don't know what a favicon is, stick with me, I will most likely make this the topic of my next blog. I didn't know what the word 'favicon' meant until about 4 days ago!
My sister mentioned my favicon in the feedback she'd kindly given me about my website. She mentioned many other, and probably more important things, which I am yet to act on. I'll get to those, but the favicon stood out and bugged me.
I've been learning so much about running a business over the past few weeks, again, content for future blogs, but after a day learning about search engine optimisation something just clicked. I'd been learning how to drive traffic to a website and funnily enough having a favicon is not listed in the top tips for that! However, feeling really inspired I wondered if I could tick anything off my to-do list.
I'd made a logo last week that I liked and I've been cropping it and using it in different ways. I've paid for a domain name, but not yet for the website, so I assumed adding a favicon would not be possible on the free version. I just typed "Add favicon to a free Weebly website" into Google and some pages came up that suggested it was possible. I won't bore you with the details and it was a bit of a faff, but after 45 minutes I had achieved what I had hoped to and I was really chuffing pleased with myself.
I may have done a victory lap of the garden to celebrate – the weather was nice, so I was working outside.
However, the little 'CS' logo on the tab of my website is not the story here. The story is that this confidence boost that I gave myself is what stopped me thinking about, planning and waiting until everything was in place with my business and made me just put it out there. My website had been live for a couple of weeks, but I'd only shared it with my immediate family a few days before. The favicon made me focus less on what my website said and if it looked 'right', but launched me into sharing it on LinkedIn and talking about what I was doing. So thank you to my favicon, the story of 'Claire Stock | Virtual Assistant' starts here!