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RESULTS: Who do you use when you need, or have needed, website development services like building or upgrading a website?

The Question:

Who do you use when you need, or have needed, website development services like building or upgrading a website?
39% — A local, small web development firm
9% — An online web development company that helps us            do it ourselves
44% — Individual consultants
8% — Don’t have a website

Jim’s Comments:

First, I’m happy to report that more than 90% of the small businesses that hang out with us have websites. And for all of the money spent advertising to have your website created - sometimes for free — with the help of a national online developer, less than 10% have availed themselves of this type of resource. Finally, whether a local firm or individual web developer, over 80% have primarily employed one of these small business alternatives.

There could be many reasons for the dominance of these last two, including that most of us already had a website before the large online platforms became so prominent, or we have more customized requirements that don’t fit cookie-cutter resources, or we just want to do business with other small businesses. Either way, I was pleased to see these answers because they lead me to believe that the online presence of small businesses has improved in quantity and quality.

Congratulations to all who participated and keep up the good work. Please be sure to respond to our new poll.




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