Originally Posted by Parisa
Many businesses who have created an online presence for themselves are quickly realizing that a pretty looking website does not equate to being found among the millions of websites online. Add to that the cost of dealing with designers and developers, and many businesses have no hope of competing in today's Internet savvy communities.
Yes they do. If someone can figure out how to run a successful business offline, they can figure out how to do it online as well. Even if you are a traditional Mom and Pop, it's important to have a website. People now routinely go to the internet to look for local businesses. If you're not there, those searchers will find someone who is. Further, local business websites are not in competition with millions of other websites; they're only competing with other local business websites.