In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee conceived of and created the foundations of what we all now call 'the internet'. On August 6th 1991, the first-ever web page:http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html went live. Businesses were quick to exploit the benefits of having a website. Before there was even a web to host it on, Symbolics Inc, a computer manufacturer, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, registered the world's first .com domain. Many more would soon follow.
After three decades of development and use, the internet has become essential in our modern lives. With this in mind, you'd think that having a website would be high on the list of priorities for all business owners, but this isn't the case. Surprisingly 36% of small businesses still don't have a website, and of those that don't, 41% don't see the value in having a business website. As mind-boggling as this seems, it is worth remembering that not all business owners understand the benefits of a website.