1. To Establish A Presence
Over 30 million people worldwide have access to the internet. No matter what your business is, you can't ignore 30 million people. To be a part of that community and show that you are interested in serving them, you need to be on the web for them. You know your competitors will.
2. To Network
A lot of what passes for business is simply nothing more than making connections with other people. Every smart business person knows, it's not what you know, it's who you know. Passing out your business card is part of every good meeting and every business person can tell more than one story how a chance meeting turned into the big deal. Well, what if you could pass out your business card to thousands, maybe millions of potential clients and partners, saying this is what I do and if you are ever in need of my services, this is how you can reach me. You can, 24 hours a day, inexpensively and simply, on the internet.
3. To Make Business Information Available
What is basic business information? What do you do? How can someone contact you? What methods of payment do you take?