Did you know that when someone first meets you they form a lasting first impression within seven seconds tops? The same holds true for your website. First impressions count.
Your website is a powerful marketing tool. A well-maintained website can help you gain a competitive advantage in your industry and improve your business image. Developing your web site offers many benefits including helping you get more leads and prospects, increase sales, enhance your professional brand, and improve your customer service.
But surprisingly, according to various recent studies, just about 50% of all small businesses don’t have websites.
Think about it:
You have your business Facebook page and perhaps a LinkedIn page and pages on one or two more social media handles just to do some marketing, but you have not laid down the foundation.
Your own business website.
The benefits of having a business website are unlimited and your social media handles are useless if you cannot channel that traffic to a website from where they will get more information, see your products, learn about your company, and then they will buy.
So, you need a website that will work for you 24/7/365 getting the word out about your products, services, and your background.
According to Verisign: Today, people often turn to the internet first for information about businesses and products – whether they are shopping online, or simply looking for a business address or phone number – making an online presence is one of the most important assets for any business; not just to share information, but to build credibility.
Consumers are looking to connect with companies more than ever, and establishing an online presence through a website, blog or social channels provides a great way to fulfill this desire. But there are still many small businesses lacking an online presence, effectively hanging a closed sign-up for their potential customers.
Have you thought about how many potential customers you have missed out on simply by not taking advantage of having an online presence?
Give Social Cindy a call today and we can talk about how a website will help your business.