With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting numerous family businesses, we wanted to create a product that could support them in this time. We believed that we, as a community, should do all we can to help everyone flourish even in difficult trials. That’s how the idea of FindBiz was created. We realized that a platform where everyone could browse small local businesses could be of great help to everyone, especially the businesses, which could receive more patrons.

What It Does

FindBiz is a website dedicated to helping local and small businesses that are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We allow browsing of various businesses, allow users to add their own business, and allow users to create an account to see their contribution stats.

How We Built It

We used HTML, CSS, Bootstrap templates, and JavaScript to create our website. We started coding using on 8/22 at 2:45 pm.

Challenges We Ran Into

It was difficult to take input from the forms and change the user display, as the JavaScript functions to do so were highly complex. However, after hours of perseverance, our hard work paid off. We also struggled with registering new businesses to the browsing businesses list, but were able to accomplish this through determination.

Accomplishments That We're Proud Of

We’re proud of the sleek UI of our website, as well as the easy-to-use forms that update information on our website.

What We Learned

We were able to hone our skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript throughout these hours of coding. We were also able to learn how to efficiently manage our time and communicate through an online means.

What's Next for FindBiz

While we accomplished many goals during this process, the future of FindBiz holds so much more! We want to add a more complex account system that allows users to friend other users and allows businesses to post and advertise about their products. We would also like to add live graphs and data tables that provide data on all of our website’s users, for example how many users we have a month.

Team Name: The Conditionals

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