It’s 2016, so Why Do Almost Half of Small Businesses Not Have a Website?


There are 28 million small businesses in America today accounting for an estimated 54 percent of all domestic revenue, much of which is generated through online sales. Meanwhile, virtually any industry that comes to mind in the U.S. is represented by some sort of web presence, yet nearly half of small businesses nationwide operate without a website, according to a surprising new survey of small business conducted by Clutch, a B2B research firm.

More than one-in-five respondents said that a website is not in the company’s short-term future, while 17% plan on launching their website this year. Among those who did not have a website, “irrelevance” to their business and the “overall costs associated” were the top reasons cited.

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