For businesses to survive and indeed flourish in this age of the internet, it is not a matter of whether a business should go on-line more a question of when.
All small business proprietors utilise the internet to source information and make purchases. From simply wanting a telephone number to submitting a vat or tax return on-line, the internet provides the accepted way of communicating and performing transactions cost effectively in a b2b business to business, b2c business to consumer environment.
Many small businesses, SME’s – Small to Medium Enterprises lack the technical knowledge, experience and capital required to fund construction and maintenance of an e-commerce website. Outsourcing website design and maintenance enables small businesses to concentrate on the product and service rather than web management issues such as hosting, security and search engines.