Is Your Small Business Online?

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Nothing I can think of will make a small business grow faster than to bring it online with your own professionally designed website. The age of the Internet is upon us and business owners must adapt to this new form of advertising, or risk being left in the dust by their competitors.

What are the common reasons business owners give when explaining why they still aren't online?

  1. "I don't understand computers and the Internet"
  2. "It is expensive to set up a business website"
  3. "Our advertising budget is too small for that"

Well, let me dispel those myths right now.

  • Professional business websites can be designed, developed and run easily, without the business owner knowing a thing about computers or the Internet.
  • Small business websites are ridiculously inexpensive. For less than the cost of ONE MONTHof phone book advertising, a website can be designed. Then, it's just about $25 per month to keep that website going. Considering the immense value and exposure a website offers, it's the best deal going in advertising.
  • Your small business advertising budget will thank you for having an online presence. In addition to costing far, far less than print advertising, your new website will result in more customers and hence, more sales.

A small business website widens your exposure: And it doesn't just increase it a little bit either - it increases it a lot!

If your business currently relies on referrals, word-of-mouth or personal recommendation, that's not sufficient to get a wider client base. To really reach out and attract new customers, you have to widen your advertising net. Fortunately, a small business website does that easily and gets you world-wide exposure instantly!

The internet connects people with your business whom you wouldn't otherwise even make a connection.

In today's age, people own property and businesses in your town and they don't even live there.

If a landlord lives in another state and needs to have someone local fix something in a rental, do you think the landlord looks in your local phone book yellow pages? Of course not, the landlord "Googles it" and finds a local business online.

If you aren't online, you lose out!

A small business website also makes it possible to sell online.

Online commerce is the fastest growing segment in the business community. Both goods and services can be sold online and having your own website makes that possible. Innovative clients of ours sell everything from spark plugs to slate pool tables online.

The same thing applies to services: Doctors, lawyers, contractors, accountants, plumbers, mechanics and other professionals all advertise online.

Don't be left out, get your own small business website today!

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This article was published on 2010/04/04