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Is website important for Business?

by ragaviroy24 / December 3, 2015 11:18 PM PST

Is that possible for me to promote my business without a website.

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Re: promote a business without a website.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 4, 2015 12:42 AM PST

Surely, Businesses in the USA have been promoted for at least 200 years, while there were no websites before 1995. So there is a history of 180 years of non-website promotion. Think ads in newpapers, magazine, radio, TV or flyers or (quite modern) sending mails with a coupon that your customers have to print out when they visit your shop.


Post was last edited on December 4, 2015 12:49 AM PST

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Over 200 years it seems.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2015 7:44 AM PST and other papers date back over 200 years so there's that and a local business has never had much of a web site.

They only have a small barber shop and not a chain across the world so their web site is simply a picture of the location, address and phone number. That's it. It's just an entry like you would see in a phone book.
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I can imagine a barber shop having ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 4, 2015 10:54 AM PST

- an online appointment system
- a webshop for cosmetics
- a how do I look with different coiffures and hair colors (app or website)


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This barber shop is not so advanced.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2015 11:21 AM PST

2 barbers, no cosmetics, and what looks like a hundred year old door. Coin operated dialup phone in the back (didn't see if it still worked.)

Great cuts though.

Post was last edited on December 7, 2015 6:04 AM PST

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Make it possible
by WebOutGateway / December 6, 2015 7:20 PM PST


Obviously, it is great to have a website for your business. Make your business exist on the online world. People are on the internet to get information. So, why not try to have it? Great possibilities may come.

Having a website will give you a sense of advertising your business with less expenses. It's about being active online. You could actually let your potential clients to know more about your business. You could even include blog in your website. Post a quality content about business matter related. Don't forget to update your website, for many people will contact you through your website.

Without website, you missed the chance to grow your business. You may consider factors why some business don't have website. It can be no enough budget to hire web developer or don't have idea creating a website. But still, with or without website, you can make your business possible through planning and implementing a wise strategy.

Hope this helps.
Have a nice day!

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I think it is absolutely important to have a website....
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / December 7, 2015 3:19 PM PST

for your business. So many people nowadays use search engines to find businesses and if you don't have a web presence, your competitors who have websites will have an advantage over you.

Even having a simple website with some information on your business (business hours, location, some information on your business) will extend your outreach to new customers. I don't know how many times I have missed many mom and pops brick and mortar stores only to discover them by physically driving by them and if they had only had a website I probably may have gave them business if I knew about them earlier--but it's only after the fact that I went to another store because they had a website and were listed on Yelp.

That's just my 2 cents worth.

I hope this helps.


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you need that website
by renegade600 / December 7, 2015 3:45 PM PST

though your business will be online through yelp and other similar services, it would be better if you had your own site. I know when I look for a business, I look for one that has their own website, even if it only gives basic information. This way I know they are professional enough to have an online presence. Besides, if a prospected customer had a question or comment about your business, they can ask before going to your store. It gives them the perception that you care.

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It depends a lot on the type of business
by hnbp16 / December 18, 2015 6:17 AM PST

If you are running a business in one neighbourhood or village, maybe having no website wouldn't be a big deal. You can use outdoor advertising, flyers, targeted advertising in Facebook based on people's location, etc. But if you have an international business, you must have a website.

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