It’s 2016, and 46% of all small businesses in America still don’t have a website.

That’s insane.

After spending a few years building websites (and writing about building them) I’ve begun to see a pattern. A pattern of excuses.

I’ve narrowed it down to six. Six terrible excuses small businesses make for still not having a website in this day and age.

I’m so passionate about this, that I actually made an original infographic to make my point.

If you still don’t have a website for your business, which excuse are you using?

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46% of small businesses still don’t have a website (nearly half)

24% might build one in 2016 or later

22% have zero intentions of building one

1) I don’t need one

2) My industry isn’t online

3) I don’t have the money

  • There are dozens of Do-It-Yourself website builders out there, including Weebly, Wix, and Squarespace.
  • You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a custom website design. There are more affordable web designers available than ever before.
  • You can hire an overseas freelancer via sites like Upwork, Elance, and Freelancer.

4) I have enough customers

  • You never know about the missed opportunities your customers found elsewhere.
  • 50% of all mobile searches are conducted with the hopes of finding local results.
  • Your customers are looking for you. 61% of those searches result in a purchase.

5) I use social media instead

6) I don’t have enough time

  • Do you have time for:
    • A cup of coffee?
    • Reading an email?
    • Calling your mother?
  • That’s how long it takes to manage a website. (well, except maybe that last one)
  • Many companies also offer managed website services. You’ll never have to touch it.

Patrick Antinozzi

Patrick is the owner of RapidWebLaunch, a web design and online marketing firm for small businesses, and enjoys writing things in various corners of the internet. When he's not typing you'll find him traveling the world, playing hockey or ranting about the Montreal Canadiens.

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6 Comments

  1. Bernice Benard

    June 19, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Wise beyond your years. Great info!

    Reply

  2. Arica Hutchins

    June 2, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I really dont understand why any small buisness wouldnt want more buisness. It comes with having a website in my opinion. Advertising is essential to being a success. Good read thank 🙂

    Reply

    • Patrick Antinozzi

      June 2, 2016 at 8:37 am

      It’s crazy right? Amazes me how many people still refuse to get a website in this day and age. Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  3. Phil and Rosella Duell

    May 31, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Phil says you’re the man! Awesome article, love it! It’s so true! Awesome job!

    Reply

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