Are you a small business owner who is not sure whether you need to have a website?
Let us save you some time. Yes, you do, a fully functional, responsive website!
Being a small business owner, we understand that you could be apprehensive about building a website. However, hear us out. Without a website, you are missing out on reaching a huge population that could potentially become your customers. There are at least a dozen reasons why any small business needs a website, but here are some of our top reasons.
The simple fact of the matter is this: your customers expect a website because they are online! Potential customers are using their smartphones and tablets to decide where to go and what to buy. If you do not have a business website, today’s digital-savvy (and impatient) customers will go elsewhere without the slightest hesitation.
That said, it is not just your customers who are online but your competition too! You are simply losing a huge chunk of revenue and possible engagement opportunities to your competitors if you do not have a website for your small business.
But wait, it’s not enough to simply be competitive, you’ve got to look and sound credible too. If you think about it, not having a business website raises questions in the eyes of consumers. Do you not care enough to build a website? Are you cash-strapped? Are you a tech rookie? Not only does a website help increase flexibility and control over your small business but also increases your credibility. The bottom line is, a website helps you and your small business to look trustworthy, reliable, and relevant.
Relevance brings us to this – in these ever-so-dynamic times, your customers expect to be brought to speed about updates or changes about your products and services. And while social media can help you achieve that, their design, process, and technology can limit your growth and reach. With your very own website, you can keep your customers up to date about new products and even get them to purchase online! Browse, add to cart, checkout – it becomes that simple!
Lastly, a website of your own will help you build a customer database of your own too. Getting your customers to give out their contact information in exchange for discounts, exclusive e-books, newsletters, or whitepapers is a tried-and-true method.
Convinced, but have questions? Do not hesitate to reach out to us!