If you can’t afford a website or don’t have the time to manage one, simply update the profile you automatically receive on our website and direct customers to that URL.
We know that not every business has a website, we often hear from businesses who rely on word of mouth for most of their business, or have no need to take card payments, or often from those who don’t have the time to set one up and maintain it.
But often, customers will want to see that extra stamp of approval that having a website offers. In a world that has increasingly moved online, a business without any online presence in 2016 is in danger of losing credibility.
Consumer research has shown that buyers look to the Internet more than ever to find small local business and sole traders.
- 73% say it’s very important that they are able to find a company online if they are going to give it their custom.
- 57% agree that if they can’t find any evidence of a business online they are reluctant to give it any business at all.
- 39% have brought goods and services outside of their local areas because they can’t find local companies on the Internet.
(Based on research conducted by Censuswide between 13-18 November 2014 on sample of 2,191 members of the public)
This needn’t worry members of Buckinghamshire Business First who automatically have an online presence. This is because you have a profile that features on our member directory, which is home to all of our members and is searchable by any business that visits our website.
To see your profile and edit it to your satisfaction, simply log in to your account via the top right corner of the website. You can reset your password here if you’ve forgotten it. Once you’re logged in, go to the ‘My Account’ page (also at the top of the screen) and from there you can edit the details on your business profile.
If you do decide to take the plunge and get your business website listed then you can find lots of great local companies ready to help you. Search our member directory or visit our Offers page to take advantage of local deals.
Remember that if you need any assistance you can give our team a call on 01494 927130 or email us at email@example.com.