Does Your Small Business Need a Website
Do you need a Small Business Website? Are you a small fish in a big pond? Anytime I hear that kind of reference I’m reminded of this quote from Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers.
The smallest company in the world can look as large as the largest company on the web.
For all the small fish out there… Stay Fearless! Your business can be on equal ground with the big boys via your website. Current data shows that more than 2.4 billion people use the internet every day! 90% of those have purchased something, or contacted a company online in the last 12 months! What will their first impression of your business be? Will they even find you?
Small Business Website Statistics
Statistics show that fewer than two thirds of small businesses have a website and 35% of small businesses believe their company is too small to need a website. more small business stats
What’s stopping them? What’s holding you back from marketing your business with a website this year? A new survey identified these top 10 reasons for not having a website:
1. Too much competition, no reason to stick out in the crowd – 30%
2. Not enough time or resources – 24%
3. Don’t know what to do – 13%
4. I don’t have the right skills/experience to make a website – 11%
5. Maybe someone else can help me, but I’m not sure who – 9%
6. My business is too small – 8%
7. I don’t want to spend the money – 5%
8. I’m afraid it will look unprofessional – 4%
9. My business is new, so why bother? – 2%
10. It will take too much time and effort – 2%
While there are plenty of others that could also be added to the list, what’s clear from this data is that there are many more reasons NOT to have a website than there are to go ahead and get one. If you don’t have a website, you’ll be missing out on customers who are searching for your products or services online. Similarly, if you do have a website people won’t find, you’re missing out on business.
Small Business Start-up Kit
That’s why we’ve put together our ” Small Business Start-up Kit .” It’s a complete business package that includes your domain name , website and email service. You save money and you know your costs up front and can be assured the costs are fixed and you won’t suffer any additional or “incidental” charges along the way. One price and we take care of everything.
How much does a website cost?
(Taken from an article in the Wall Street Journal) The average price for a small business Web site ranges from $3,500 to $5,000—but can run into tens of thousands of dollars if your company has many products or services to sell.
Many of our clients were self-employed and working part-time and spending more than 40 hours on their websites before they gave up trying to learn how to maintain it themselves. We often hear names like “Dreamweaver” thrown around when people are talking about designing and creating their own site. Ask yourself these questions: “Am I willing to spend 40+ hours learning how this program works just so that I can create my own website?” “Do I really want to invest that kind of money into my website in order to maintain this type of program?” If the answer is no, then you should let the professionals handle it for you.
According to reports from the U.S Internal Revenue Service, small businesses without websites were approximately 30% less likely to receive an estimated net profit of $5,000 or more while those with websites were almost twice as likely. In addition nearly 2/3 of small business owners reported that their website had increased traffic by 20% or more in just one year! And another survey showed that companies with websites are 50% more successful than other businesses in generating new customers.
Today, small businesses spend more than $40 billion on advertising and much of that is spent online. If you have a website and know what to do with it, your business can be found by these potential customers. Having a website can give you the advantage needed to get your message out there and let people know about YOUR company!
Let Us Help!
Team 218 Web Services can make sure your first impression is a great one! Regardless of your business niche, we can create the website that fits your business perfectly and doesn’t break the budget. Don’t miss out on potential customers due to a mediocre or non-existent website. We can have your new small business website online in just a week or two. Check out our Web Design page, then get in touch with us.