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Why Online Presence Is Essential For Small Business Success
|If you are any
kind of small business or home operated business, online presence
is essential. Majority of web site visitors are from the English
speaking population due to the high levels of internet penetration
in that category, online presence for all small enterprises cannot
be overemphasized. The research data in the US about online connectivity
reveals the following facts which may help to understand the importance
of the web presence for businesses especially the small enterprise.
70 % of the US households have web connectivity.
In 2004 worldwide online population was 801 million worldwide.
Of these 36% used English as the language. Of this U.S. alone
accounts for close to 200 million.
The next major group was European languages with 38 % and major
single language next to English was Chinese accounting for 14%.
Home web users were generally affluent, literate, and belonged
to the younger age profile. This means the web presence for any
business is necessary if you want to succeed in promoting your
products and services to a population who can afford them and
also willing to buy them online.
The household that did not own a computer or who were were not
connected to the web, generally felt it is not useful or needed
and cost too much.
What this means for a small business owner is that they are better
off promoting their products to people who were online.
You small business success is undoubtedly linked to your online
About the author:
R.G. Srinivasan is a managerial professional, Writer and Author.
He writes a regular blog on management thoughts with interesting
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practicing managers at http://management-thoughts.blogspot.com
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