Here’s Why You Need A Website For Your Small Business. Building a website is one of the most important tasks you must accomplish for your business. With the continued growth of the Internet and diminishing use of paper advertising in yellow pages and the like, having an online web presence for your business is a must!
If you’re “Old school” and have the mentality that you don’t need a website or you can have your 5 year old do it for you (which nowadays a 5 year old could probably make a great website but just go with me here), I’m sorry but I have to tell you you’re wrong.
Statistics (and your own observations no doubt) show that paper directories like phone books and yellow pages are done. How many laptops, smart phones, tablets, smart watches etc do you and your friends have? How many times do you see anyone looking at a phone book anymore? It’s had it’s time and it’s now over. Have you noticed the physical size of phone books is shrinking every year?
Bottom line is this. If you don’t have a website for your business, you won’t be found and a competitor with a website will get your customers. The good news is however, that with today’s technology you can easily create a website in no time without having any nerdy coding or technical skills. There are systems out there like the Digital Business Lounge (which this site was built with) for example that give you everything you need to get up and running fast.
There is of course the option of hiring a web design and marketing firm to build your site for you. This can be a great option if you have a spare $5,000 – $10,000+ kicking around and chances are these firms will use a similar system to the Digital Business Lounge to create it. It’s likely they won’t train you how to do the web page editing yourself either so each time you need a change, you’ll have to pay them. Yes there are some that will help but in general this is how they make their money.
Along with a great looking website for your business you also need a way to easily create professional invoices online, track your time and expenses, log receipts and more so you get paid faster. Check out this post on FreshBooks Cloud Accounting software, an essential tool for small business owners.
Check out the “Toolbox” page for our hand picked toolset that will help you get a fantastic start on building your own website, creating professional graphics, generating leads to your site and more. These tools along with support and training videos are also included in your Executive Digital Business Lounge subscription.
Well now that you’ve got a bit more knowledge on how to create your website, why not get started? Click the banner below to setup your account today. If you have any questions or need assistance please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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