"The Internet offers an opportunity to introduce yourself to consumers exactly when they are searching for your business-by appearing in the major search engines,"
Visibility: With more and more consumers logging onto the Web to research products and services, if they are going to find your business, your business needs to be on the Web.
Reach: With a Web site, you are no longer limited to a customer base that is in physical proximity to your shop. Your place of business may be in Boston, but your customers can be in Bangkok.
Customer service: When customers can log onto your Web site and easily find the information they want-when they want it-their satisfaction increases.
Competition: A professional looking Web site can level the playing field for smaller companies trying to compete against larger enterprises. It's also a way to stay in the game; even if people can't find you on the Web chances are they can find your competitors.
Credibility: When you can point customers, partners, even potential employees or investors to a Web site, it tells them you are a serious business.
I wanted to share this excerpt from Entrepreneur Magazine. I'm a big fan of small business. Having a website has made multiple dreamers into self-made millionaires. Business is no longer done just within your neighborhood, business is now done within the world, and that kind of access comes from one place, the world wide web.