“Does a Local Business REALLY Need a Website?”

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Does My Local Business Need a Website?

“Do I really need a website for my local business? Aren’t “websites” dead? I was told that I could use social media to get customers instead.”

Great questions!

The short answers are yes, you do need a website and no, websites are not dead!

I know, you’re thinking that with the influx of social media pages, why should you waste your money on creating a standalone website for your company?

Having a website made for you seems like an unnecessary expense.

I find especially troubling because entrepreneurs and small business owners who are just starting out need the visibility. And nothing build your reputation online faster than a lead generation website. Read More

“Why Do I Need a Website?”

Why do I need a website?
“Why do I need a website? I’m on Facebook!”

Recently I read an article over on Forbes.com called “How Small Business Owners Are Wrecking Their Own Chances Of Success”. In it the author shared some pretty disturbing stats from an survey from Yodle, an online marketing company.

According to the survey:

“Many small business owners are still not adopting modern technology and marketing approaches.  Although just over one in two SMB owners (51%) use technology to help with accounting operations, this dwarfs technology utilization for appointment booking and scheduling (39%), customer relationship management (34%), point-of-sale systems (25%), and acquisition marketing (14%).   Additionally, more than half of SMB owners do not have a website (52%) or even measure the results of their marketing programs (56%).” Read More