Find out the Top 5 reasons why every companies and individuals doing business in Mauritius need to have a website

No matter how big or small, whether you are a retail shop, an independent consultant, or something in between, you need to have a website. Your website is the single most important marketing tool for your business. It is cheaper than ever to get a professional website designed and developed in Mauritius. Webiz provides affordable web design packages for serious entrepreneurs.

We talk to small businesses every day and we have heard just about every excuse for not having a website and all of them are incredibly misguided. We have compiled the most common objections and our responses below:

The internet is an open place. Websites are not reserved for large companies, getting a website for your business is a no-brainer in 2019. Here are the Top 5 reasons why:

1. Your customers are online. They are searching for you.

Almost everyone uses the internet to get information. Your potential customers are using their computers, smartphones, tablets to decide where to go, what to buy, which professional services to choose. Your small business has to come up in local search or people who are searching will find other local businesses rather than yours. If you want them to choose your business, you need to be found online - you need a website.

2. Add instant credibility to your business and compete against larger, more established businesses

Having a good website instantly boosts your credibility as a legitimate business. A website will not only give your business credibility but also help to give an impression that your company is larger and more successful than it may actually be. There are actually still a lot of small businesses in Mauritius that do not have a website and without one this is exactly how they will stay, small.

3. Accessibility. Your business is never closed.

People search for information whenever it is convenient for them, not necessarily during business hours and not always from the same time zone as you. A website allows your business to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all throughout the year. If you have an eCommerce setup, your customers can buy your services or products while you sleep.

4. Position yourself as an authority

A website allows you to position yourself in the market to get the exact type of customers you are looking for. A well-developed website gives your small business the ability to rank ahead of a large competitor in Google and gain some of their traffic.

5. Stay in control of your brand and break free from social media

Let's face it. How much information about your services can you provide in a Facebook post, in a tweet or an email? Not much! And how about negative reviews? You cannot delete them!

A website acts as a platform for the services you provide, the message you want to deliver and it also shapes the online perception of your business in a way that your social media channels cannot provide. The problem with social media platforms is that you will always be dependent on them. Social networks change their rules or algorithms all the time and shut down services whenever they want. You cannot run a successful business by relying exclusively on something that you do not have control.

To summarize, your business needs a website and it is easier than ever to get one. Plus it is a legitimate business expense and a tax write off. Become a better business and make it a priority to get a website today. Contact us if you are looking for a professional website.