Do you need and can you afford a website?
Small businesses are wonderful creatures, especially when they do what they do best. Reaching and engaging customers? Maybe not the best.
“In a world wheree-commerce and digital outreach are becoming commonplace in business, it’s rare to find a company without a website. But according to a study by portfolio company Visual Objects, one-third (29%) of all 30-million American small businesses plan to create a website for the first time in 2020.” (Emphasis is ours.) Yet, 90% of customers used the internet to find local businesses in 2019, according to business solutions site Bright Local.
The Fox Business report on the topic further quoted Visual Objects, saying “neglecting to invest in a website could cause businesses to lack credibility and miss out on potential new customers.”
Interestingly, 29% of business owners said they plan to improve their website this year over other methods of marketing like social media, SEO, and digital marketing – a method that 25% of businesses plan to start using. Seventy percent of small businesses said they will invest in social media, which is the most highly successful form of marketing.
So yes, small businesses need a website. Can you afford one? Yes! We offer competitive websites well below the market rate, with all the bells and whistles needed to promote your business and/or sell your product(s). Our customers tend to agree!
Though 90% of consumers use the internet to find local businesses, many small businesses have no website.