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An Online Presence is Imortant for All Businesses – Big and Small

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Internet, Web Sites

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The increased prevalence of internet access is not only driving forward the advancement of its function. It is also making the internet more important and more necessary.

Not everyone understands that the web is no longer truly optional for modern businesses. Everyone from the largest corporations to the smallest local businesses requires the skillful utilization of the world wide web. Without it, they will fall behind relative to both their competitors and their own potential. However, with it, they can exceed things previously thought to be limitations. The following are the three primary reasons that any modern business requires the internet.


The first reason is that everyone else already is. This underscores every other reason that makes the web important. If a competitor is using the web to provide a convenience, and you are not, you’re at an immediate disadvantage you can’t actually counteract without bringing web resources to bear yourself. Furthermore, it’s something your customers already expect. They are more likely to be surprised that you don’t have an internet presence than surprised that you do.

Next is the increase in audience reach it allows. By having a presence online it becomes possible to market to people that would otherwise completely miss your services. Whether you have an online retailing center or are a local business, people will look for the things you offer online, and if you have a presence online, they can find you. The web allows individuals to market themselves based primarily on specific interests, more than mere proximity.

Finally, businesses need the internet because it allows them to more efficiently communicate information. Phone books and advertisements are not good mediums to convey information. You can get across the gist of a special offer or a marketing spiel, but you can’t communicate to potential customers what makes you unique or why your business would be a good choice for their needs.

The best way you can do this is by telling them what they need to know, not what they want to hear, and the web provides a perfect medium for conveying the details of your business to them.

All in all, the web is more than just a luxury. It’s a necessity. Fortunately, there are a number of resources available to help a business move into the online world. You can easily learn more at and other sources dedicated to providing education on the topic, allowing you to refine your online prowess or to catch up on what you need.

6 Responses to An Online Presence is Imortant for All Businesses – Big and Small

  1. Julie says:

    Having a website, and a good one at that, is so important. There are businesses that I’ll completely avoid because of the quality of (or the lack of) their website.

  2. Toni says:

    Great tips. I tend to avoid businesses that don’t have a website especially restaurants.

  3. Kelsey Apley says:

    We have a lot of small businesses around us as we live in a small rural area.

  4. Courtney says:

    I actually always resort to online searching before buying and eating places!

  5. Corina Ramos says:

    I couldn’t agree more with you Donna. This is especially important for small business who are competing for customers against the bigger well named companies.

    I’ve also passed up doing business with a company I can’t find online. Great post Donna!

  6. I love the internet. It’s opened up a whole new world.

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