3 Things Small Business Sites Need In 2017

For small businesses, growing a company is the top priority. This can be done via expanding a customer base and establishing new features of your brand. And the best way to do this? With an online presence.  A study in March of this year found that 29% of small businesses don’t have a website. Immediately these owners are putting themselves on the back burners. Almost every necessity for living is available through the net, so why cut your chances of reaching for the stars if you don’t jump on the bandwagon? It’s popular for a reason.

So what are the main things small business sites need for their networking in 2017?


  1. An Excellent Use Of SEO

For everybody using the internet, it’s very rare an entire, specific search term will be entered into search bar. Instead, keywords will be quickly tapped in and millions of searches will be returned in an instant. Search Engine Optimization is a key tool every website owner needs to be able to use.The more times a particular term can be found in a certain article or retail page, it’s more likely to be at the top of the search results. It can be tricky to get into, but free tools such as Local SEO can give you a headstart in the keyword search world.


  1. A Good Hosting Server

It’s all good and well if you can build a website suited for all your purposes, but you need the website to stay running efficiently when it’s live. You’ll need a host with a good uptime score, plenty of storage and bandwidth, and usually a personalized domain name. You’ll also find a good customer support system essential for the build-up of your site. These features can be tricky to shop around for, but the internet is everyone’s friend when it comes to searching.

Comparison lists for up-to-date features and prices for competitive hosting servers such as Best Small Business Hosting in 2017 can be found across the net. Use lists such as these to help you consider the pros and cons of any packages. If it’s got a good reputation, it’s usually worth using.


  1. Knowing Your Audience

One of the bonuses of being in the early stages of the business is being able to interact with customers on a usual one-to-one basis. It’s the first step of business to consider your advertising, but overthinking it can happen a lot. Advertising tips to avoid this can also be found here on the blog.

Focus on your target market. Who would be likely to use your website? Who would be likely to buy your products? What can you offer to or arrange for your audience to make them more likely to choose you? In 2017, plenty of niche markets can be found.


Hopefully with these tips you’ll gain confidence for both yourself and your business model by moving into the emerging climate of this decade by building and refining a website for your small business.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that grow their businesses. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog, Entrepreneur-Resources.net.

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