You feel it is a joke? No, that is not a joke. It is a surprising fact. 46% of small businesses abroad and near whopping 85% of small business in India do not have a website.
Why, What are they waiting for?
The study shows that, most of the small business owners think it's a myth that every company needs a website. And maybe they are right! Small Business that don't want to be successful certainly shouldn't spend the time and money to develop a website. So every company doesn't need one. But if you want to be successful and to be discovered by new prospect then definitely it’s the right time to think seriously.
Yes, you can still be found in online yellow pages and business directories, without a business website. But the problem is that more and more people are using mobiles and social media to search information about everything and not online yellow pages. People search information before they step out of their homes or offices. So if they couldn't find your business they will find your competitors, you're losing business even before customer reach you.
Have you ever wondered and asked this question, how many successful companies don't have a website? I'm betting none. That's because a company website is just a basic, must-have marketing tool for the 21st Century.
Many small company owners said if they had more time or more money to devote to website they wish to have one. But its again another excuse same people use facebook daily and their update status with many personal things. Just look around there are so many simple to use tools available to build and update your website as easy as facebook, for example, CMS Budo by ShimBi Labs. And you really don’t have to spend tonnes of money to have a simple basic website.
In fact for every Small Business having a website is a must. You can make your business look just as good as bigger competitors, for very little money. Why would you pass up that chance?
Do you still believe that small businesses don't need a websites? Then read this article SMB Owner: What Are You Losing By NOT Having a Website? or leave a comment bellow.