David & Goliath is one of my favorite stories, the classic underdog tale. The story tells of the smaller David fighting the behemoth Goliath.
It’s funny, when I talk to people about small business websites, one of their goals is to try to compete in the marketplace with companies that are 10 times as big. Luckily, websites are the great equalizer. You (David) can fight them (Goliath) on an even playing field. You do not have to be the little guy in the public’s eye. If your website is top notch, you can compete with anyone. Now they may have a bigger budget, but if your site is done correctly there is no way someone can tell that you are a small company. Perception is a major factor, and even more so when your company is mainly eCommerce with no brick and mortar presence.
I actually met with someone and one of their goals was exactly what I discussed above, that is to not appear like a small company. They deal with a lot of big institutional type customers globally and they want their website to reflect this. They don’t want to look like a mom-and-pop shop with a couple of employees. Well, we will be able to achieve this despite a smaller budget. We will do this by finding alternative methods of getting to the same end point. We will build a great-looking site with an e-commerce component that will allow their customers to order easily and to hopefully improve her percentage of closed business. Anyone can work with a huge budget, but we find solutions that small businesses can afford.
This is why I love the internet-age. This is truly a time is history where the little guy can compete. If you are good at what you do, or have an excellent product, you can get it to the world. And the mechanism to deliver your product or service to the world is your website.
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