Are you open for business? Are you FULLY open for business? Over 50% of small business are still not online, yet this is often cited as one of the reasons that small businesses fail.
According to government figures, there are over 5 million micro businesses in the UK in 2016, accounting for 96% of all businesses. A micro business is defined as having up to 9 employees. Given the number of business, can you afford for your business not to be online?
From talking to local small businesses, we have found that they feel that they don’t exist if there are not online. Customers use websites as a way of verifying that a business is ‘real’, even established businesses. There are a number of reasons why small business don’t have an online presence, including cost and relevance to their sector.
Having a website doesn’t have to be a big deal. Simply having a one-page website alongside social media is enough to give your business an online footprint along with the credibility that brings.
At Lens Digital, we can help you get online. We specialize in working with small businesses to help them establish an online presence.
If you would like to discuss how quick and easy it can be to get your website up and running, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.