I came across a post on SCORE Women’s Blog where they give results from a recent CitiBank survey on small business usage of online tools. There was one statistic that shocked and appalled me:
40% of small businesses don’t have a web site
Every small business or non-profit needs to have a website. Your website makes it easier for customers, vendors, potential employees, and the media find out about your business. Not having a website today, is equal to the faux pas of not having your business listed in the yellow pages in the past.
Your website does not have to be robust and overwhelming to start. A simple and professional website telling about what services you offer or products you sell, while giving contact information is enough to begin. If you are one of the 40% get started today.