Although it may be surprising to know, almost 2 million businesses in the UK still do not have a website! In an age where everything can be done online, it’s strange to think there are still so many people not taking advantage of the Internet for their business. Here, we can look at why they might not have websites, and what it is that they’re missing out on by not having one.
Why do so many businesses still not have a website?
One reason that many businesses are hesitant to get a website is due to costs. Perhaps a decade or two ago, that may have been a reasonable fear, however the cost of having a website built for you and maintained properly has dropped a huge amount since then. Not only that, but in today’s modern world, you get far more bang for your buck when having a website built, as new features and functions have come about to maximise your website’s effectiveness.
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Another fear factor for businesses is that websites take too much time and require extra staff to manage properly. Although this might be true if you want to take on the project internally, there are ways around this problem that still allow your business to reap the benefits of being online, whilst not adding time or staff.
By using a Web Development Agency, your business can have a great, professional website created at a reasonable cost, whilst saving time and eliminating the need to hire any new staff. Once your website has been created, you can continue to use web development agencies to keep your website updated, secure and even to add content. As you can see, there’s really no need to worry about “not having enough time” for a website!
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Why every business NEEDS a website in 2020
As you may be able to see from above, there aren’t really any true barriers to owning a website anymore. People can build and manage them for you at a reasonable price and without the need for spreading your staff too thin with responsibilities.
What’s more is that websites have almost become a necessity for businesses now – your everyone is online. Even if your customers intend to buy from you offline, over 85% of all shoppers still search online first! That’s not a portion of customers you want to miss out on!
In fact, the addition of a website is so beneficial that UK small businesses would stand to gain a total revenue growth of £106 billion if they all got websites and an average revenue increase of £173,769 per business (small, medium and large). That is a huge amount of potential revenue that is being wasted by not investing in something as simple as website!
How you can get started with a new business website today
By now, you should be pretty certain that your business needs a website. Revenue boosts, more customers and more brand trust are all benefits that no business should miss out on. To get started with the creation of your business’s website today, there are only a few simple things you must do and you’re well on your way to reaping those benefits!
Decide how much you can afford to spend on website
As previously mentioned, this doesn’t have to be much! But you should consider your website to be like your shop 2.0 – a place where customers come to buy your products or services, it’s just online instead of physical. With that in mind and the huge potential rewards of having a business website, consider how much of your budget is worth investing.
Get in touch with a web developer
Contact a web developer who knows what they are doing and can promise you a professional, personalised business website. They will be the ones who design, build and run your website so it is important that you’re happy with the final product.
If you are looking for an affordable bespoke website, whether you are offering services or products, Webster Internet can provide you with a professional, mobile responsive website that is tailored specifically to your business. For more information on web development costs and maintenance packages, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today and start your online journey in the right place.
Give the go ahead!
Once you’ve finalised a design, costs and how website maintenance will work, it’s time to jump in! When we say jump in, it’s more like step into a pool that is waist height with armbands on – you can’t possibly go wrong with a website! Fill out a project planning form to get the ball rolling and enjoy seeing your website grow, change the way your business operates and say hello to the new world of customers that you could never reach before!
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