In the past, every business was a brick and mortar or catalog order business. Having an online business was unheard of. As time has progressed, it has become increasingly common for companies to bring their presence to the Internet, either in supplement to their brick and mortar business or operating completely separately. The financial future of your business is more than capable of being found on the Internet now that so many people are using the Internet to do their business on a daily basis.
It is vitally important that you understand how to utilize the Internet to your advantage in order for your business to be successful. There are literally hundreds of different tools that you can use for customer acquisition and retention including customer surveys, net promoter score, feedback and so much more. You can utilize all kinds of tools to the benefit of your company, including social networking to join the conversation and search engine optimization or SEO to help you get the search engine rank that you need for better traffic. With all of these tools at your disposal, there is absolutely no reason why you should avoid developing a web presence for your company as soon as is humanly possible.
If your business is not currently available on the internet, then the likelihood is great that you are experiencing great losses to your competitors. If your target market performs a search for keywords relating to your company, but your website does not appear in the search engine results, then the companies that do appear in search engines like Google and Yahoo are going to steal the business that could have been yours. The Internet is more than capable of boosting the business that your company experiences but only if you are willing to develop a viable web presence accordingly.