Six Excuses Small Businesses Make for Not Having a Website

For not having a website in 2016

  • 46% of small businesses still don’t have a website
  • 24% might build one in 2016 or later
  • 22% have zero intentions of building one



  1. I don’t need one.
    1. 45% of Kenyans use the internet
  2. My Industry isn’t online.
    1. That means less competition for you when you get online
    2. 61% of global internet users research products online
  3. I don’t have the money.
    1. Dozens of DIY website builders available
    2. You don’t need to spend $1,000s, There are more affordable web designers than ever before
  4. I have enough customers.
    1. You never know about the missed opportunities your potential customers found elsewhere
    2. 50% of all mobile searches are conducted in hopes of finding local results
    3. Your customers are looking for you. 61% of those searches result in a purchase
  5. I use social media instead.
    1. You’re posting regular content, but what are you linking to? How do you capture leads?
    2. Your followers could be customers.
  6. I don’t have time to maintain it.
    1. Do you have time for a cup of tea?
    2. Do you have time to read an email?
      1. That’s how long it takes to manage a website
      2. Many companies also offer managed website services. You’ll never have to touch it.

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