Here’s a quick and easy way to launch a professional, feature rich web site: use WordPress.
I recently worked with Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes, principals at Porterfield & Carnes Communications to launch a site about their school communications consulting business. We incorporated their logo and content into an existing WordPress template. With a few tweaks here and there, they had a complete site that promoted their business, their book and got them started in the world of blogging.
Check it out: www.porterfieldandcarnes.com.