Our team here at Centennial Arts loves working with small and family owned companies and being a part of their growth and success. Small businesses rightfully deserve their own special week (April 30 – May 6, 2017). While they may be small, they are special and unique to the industry for many reasons. Here’s just a few of the many reasons we love doing websites for small businesses!
Websites for Small Businesses
Small Businesses are Passionate and Hardworking
Small business owners love what they do enough to start their own businesses. While it may have been scary initially, they took the plunge anyway. According to the Public Affairs Council survey, 52 percent view small business owners as highly ethical.
Small business owners enjoy doing as much business as they can with fellow small companies. They often share a unique genuine culture. After all, small business owners generally have a closer connection to their customers and marketplace. There are fewer bureaucratic layers and armies of consultants standing between the owner and customer. Smaller businesses take a vested interest in the needs of their customers and build strong relationships with them and their communities.
Small Businesses are Able to Provide a Wide Range of Options
For example, some small businesses offer breakfast even though they are a burger joint. Others include rotisserie chicken when their specialty is Mexican food! These options are great because they utilize careful craft and constantly change.
Small businesses have the freedom to try new things. They also take time to read your reviews on websites such as Yelp, Facebook, Google and Yellow Pages; and then they adjust accordingly to your comments. Small businesses will even take the time to respond to your review. This is beneficial in customer service as it is more personal and noteworthy.
Small Businesses are the Heart of the American Economy
If you have ever had any doubts about the importance of small businesses to our economy, look at the following statistics from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Small business firms:
- Make up more than 99.7 percent of all employers
- Create more than 50 percent of the non-farm private gross domestic product (GDP)
- Make up 97 percent of exporters and producer 29 percent of all export value
In addition, it is the small business engine that is turning our economy around putting our country back to work. Latest figures from the SBA show that small businesses create 75 percent of new jobs in our economy. Therefore, this created more than 15 million new jobs between 1993 and 2009. Half of all private sector employees are employed by small businesses. Also, they hire 43 percent of high tech workers (scientists, engineers, computer programmers and others).
Small Businesses Bring Competition, Inventive Ideas and New Creations
Without first starting as a competitive small business, large corporations would not be where they are today.
Small businesses dedicate large sums of time, labor and commitment to see their companies flourish into big businesses.
These are just a few of the many reasons why we love doing websites for small businesses! Are you a small business looking to expand your customer reach in the online world? Contact us with the link below to begin your digital marketing plan today!