Do you think your business is too small to be online? Other projects take priority because you think it’s going to be expensive and you need to find external resources to make it happen? You are not alone! A survey from Google/IPSOS found that 62% of businesses with less than 250 employees are not online in California alone. Don’t let that convince you it isn’t important.
Now is the most crucial time to make your presence online known! Get there before everyone else does and give yourself a marketing advantage. One in five* people are looking for local businesses to learn more about them and use reviews to judge how customers value them. Customers are looking for you, now you need to be able to be found. Over the next three years, businesses that make use of the web expect to grow 40% faster than those that don’t.*
Build your own website with one of the many free or inexpensive tools available or ask your social network for advice. Even, Google wants to help. They have a new initiative to help small businesses get their businesses online for free.
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Just get started – can’t wait to find you online!
*Source: Google user data, April 2010.
*Source: BCG Report, “The Connected World: The $4.2 Trillion Opportunity,” March 2012