HAVING a website means customers are always able to find you – anytime, anywhere. Even outside of business hours, your website continues to find and secure new customers. It offers the user convenience as they can access the information they need in the comfort of their own home, with no added pressure to buy. Plus, as most companies nowadays have their own website, there’s every chance you could be losing customers to your competitors by staying offline.
Small business owners in Alimosho will have to agree with the above foremost, so to be able to attain an appreciable level of business success.
It is the Information Age and while it is said 'change is difficult to adhere to', for small businesses in Alimosho to achieve enduring success, the need to submit to the Information Age will have to come first.
We don't mean businesses in Alimosho that are in the big league; not the likes of Oxford Group in Gowon Estate, Avilla Naturalle in Igando, the big banks on the Akowonjo-Shasha axis, and Honeyland Schools at Abesan Gate. These are some of the big league, category A businesses in Alimosho that make us proud, but we mean small businesses with potentials abound and all they need is to key in with the New Age and grow into success swiftly.
We are proud of Pinkflame Salon in Egbeda which owns the above website. Pinkflame is a beauty salon we featured recently in our women's Beauty and Fashion category on AlimoshoToday.com, and a perfect example of the small businesses we urge to step up into the new Information Age by having a website for their business.
Small businesses in Alimosho, such as salons, boutiques, fast foods and restaurants, modern bars, hotels, schools, supermarkets and so on, should have a website. The impact is magical and we wonder why Alimosho small business owners don't know yet. Boutiques, supermarkets, fast foods can have an e-commerce website and where they get orders online from the community public and deliver the orders to their doorstep.
Hotels, bars can have a normal website that informs potential customers about bar entertaining events coming up at the weekend and motivate patronage. The opportunities are enormous.
"But I have a Facebook Page and I am on Instagram", a Beauty Salon owner, Princess Fadeke, defended her position when AlimoshoToday.com spoke to her and some other business owners. Fine. No problems. Just know that with social media, credibility is lost, your business is viewed as a wonder kid who loves to play while other kids are reading! Forget it! Without a functioning website created to bring in sales in this Internet Age, you sit on the floor, making your profits in breadcrumbs while others eat the bread from the table.