Nearly all consumers (97 percent) now use online media (websites, social media) when researching products or services in their local area, according to BIA/Kelsey’s (www.bia.com and www.kelseygroup.com).
The internet has officially become the primary tool that people use to research local businesses before becoming customers.
Overwhelming right? You’ve got budgets to manage, inventory to organize and payroll to meet. There’s no time to think about websites and digital marketing.
But maybe, just maybe, we change from thinking the internet is a necessary evil to thinking about the opportunity we’ve just been handed. For the first time ever a small business has equal footing with the big boys. A small business can amplify it’s message far beyond it’s four walls thanks to the power of the internet. What an opportunity!
At Center Street we’re big fans of small businesses. You have guts, take risks and work your tails off. We couldn’t be prouder to work with you to clarify your message and get started letting the world know you’re here. The world is at your doorstep, it’s time to let them know you’re here.