Small Business? No Website? Say It Ain’t So!

If you are in business then you will have a website, right? Not so, according to recent research from B2B research firm Clutch which found that nearly half of small businesses in the U.S. do not have a website.

by Helen Leggatt

Of the 352 small business owners or managers surveyed by Clutch from across the U.S. from firms with less than 10 employees and less than $1 million in annual revenue, 46% were found to not have a website.

The top excuse for not having a website was that it was not relevant to their business. However, when Clutch asked industry experts in which industries a website would be irrelevant they could think of none.

“No matter what type of business you run, if you have customers, it’s necessary to have some sort of information online, at least a page describing who you are and offering contact information,” says Max Elman, founder of Razorfrog Web Design. “It’s essential to have this information indexed and shown to those looking for you, otherwise you’re relying on third parties. Even if you only have a few clients a year, or think that people won’t search for your type of services, there will be someone looking for you, and you should try and make their process easier.”

Read more here at Biz Report.