Why EVERY Business Should Be Online

  • The web is where we go to find things …

97% of internet users look for local goods and services online.

Source: BIA/Kelsey, User View Wave VII, March 2010

 

  • We’re looking for businesses near by…

One in five searches is local, which means someone is looking for a product or service nearby.

Source: Google user data, April 2010

 

  • We look for things when we’re on the go…

Three out of four smartphone users have contacted a business they found on their phone.

Source: Google/Ipsos, “The Mobile Movement: Understanding Smartphone Users,” April 2011

 

  • Businesses that can be found online are growing faster …

Over the next three years, businesses that make use of the web expect to grow 40% faster than those that don’t.

Source: BCG Report, “The Connected World: The $4.2 Trillion Opportunity,” March 2012

 

  • Many businesses in Ohio can’t be found online …

54% of Ohio businesses do not have a website

Source: Google/IPSOS, Survey of businesses with less than 250 employees, October 2013