Reason #1 – Online Brochure
Companies spend millions creating brochures and distributing them every year. By having a website you can skip that entirely. Your potential customers can find out about you and any of your products or services online. If you get most of your business through networking and personal connections, then potential customers will want to check out your website.
Reason #2 – More Customers
Billions of people use the internet every day, and some 90% of those have purchased something, or contacted a company, online in the last 12 months. So by not having a website, you’ll be missing the bus.
Reason #3 – Business Value
Have you tried getting a business loan recently? It’s not easy, but if you try and the bank manager asks to see your website, you better have a pretty good one. It doesn’t just stop with the bank; the perceived value of your business will be lower in everyone’s eyes – especially your customers – if you do not have a well established web presence.
Reason #4 – Influence
By having a website potentially thousands of people are going to see it. You are able to influence people’s decisions and educate them.
Reason #5 – Helps with Business Goals
When it comes to writing the content for your website, you are going to revisit things about your business that you haven’t in years. You will most likely reassess your business goals, and that can be a very good thing.
Reason #6 – Low Barriers of Entry
Ever wanted to start a business? Well, now you can do it with virtual space at far below the cost of a brick-and-mortar setup.
Reason #7 – 24 Hours per Day
Your website runs 24/7 without any supervision or need to lock it up. You will always be there for your customers.
Reason #8 – Communication with Customers
By having a simple blog or even just a feed on your website, you can update customers on your newest offers, products, promotions, events, photos, or any other content.
Reason #9 – Marketing
The internet has opened up a whole new world of marketing that didn’t exist before. Your website can attract new business by using a whole host of low cost marketing techniques.
Reason #10 – Customer Support
You can greatly reduce the cost of customer support by have a ticketing system, or even just an FAQ on your website.