Everyone especially a business person; needs a spot on the web.
All things have a beginning point. For instance: if you started a small business today and wanted to serve a certain town, most of the first time visitors; will likely search for your name/business online.
Meaning, if you have information about yourself/your business and services, you are likely to have a upper hand on a given contract/deal.

A website is a very powerful tool that gives your business the credit it deserves. But if you have a professionally designed website, this levels everything to a higher elevation.
There are home-based businesses that fully depend on the net to drive sales; and since they don’t have physical stores for walk-in customers; they rely on the website to promote their products and services.
A website is not like any physical shop that is limited to a certain geographical location or even the time of operation. It is available and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Anyone can browse for your business and inquire for services or more information irregardless of which continent or time zone they are in.

It is this feature of vast and wide market reach that creates new business connections. More people interacting with your website brings forth great opportunities and makes the globe become a small community
Another great thing about having a website is: it will save you a lot of time. The time you spend while explaining your product to a customer; whether on a video/phone call or face-to-face communication is quite a lot. Now, imagine the same information can be relayed once across thousands or even millions at the same time!
All you need when it comes to giving inform : be generous. Describe your services and products in detail.
A professional website will also have FAQ section (Frequent Asked Questions). This generally addresses any potential customer’s perceptions in regard to any of your business questions.
Websites save money too!

How? Well, compared to other means of marketing and advertising, expenditure on websites is quite minimal to almost none! Instead of spending thousands of dollars in creating flyers and marketing brochures; why not get a website that can share every information that brochures only summarize? You can even design a soft copy brochure that interested customers can download from the website.

Websites can also be used as a sort of CV (Curriculum Vitae). If you want to apply for a position in a given industry, your employers will have an easier time in getting your professional image.If you have Social Media Accounts; you are able to link your website to them and expand your marketing network.
It’s even easier to issue genuine coupon for discounts on orders placed via the website. This can work well especially as an attraction to the first time clients.

I know it’s boring when you have to check mails on your mailbox and have to write and pay for postage only to give feedback on an issue a client had. But with a website, you can have a direct contact page with an email form that clients can use to reach to you. Also, when you have a website, you can get an email address with the extension of the domain name of your business all for free!

For example : if you use: claire3979[at]yahoo.com as an email address for interacting with emails sent by customers/business associates, you can now use hello[at]mywebsitename.com
This gives your business more professional image when it comes to emails and their addresses are easier to remember.

Did you know you can convert your hobby to a full-time business through your website?
Nowadays, you don’t even need a business ideas. Just pick something that you are very much passionate and love doing and make an income from it! Then by incorporating affiliate marketing for businesses that sell products related to your hobby, on your advertisement spaces inside the website. Also with Google Adsense you can earn a good income as well.

Web Businesses are World Class Businesses! You have an audience from all over the world and you are your own boss! No more yelling by the employer! How cool is that!!!So, get a website today and if you have one, customize it to a more professional image and create an amazing World Class Business!

Good Luck!