Free Web Sites Level the Playing Field For Small Business

For most businesses, the information superhighway is a path to success—providing access to a world of customers. New technology like makes it inexpensive and easy for just about everyone to get a Web site.

(PRWEB) October 22, 2004 -- The online market, worth over $56 billion in sales, is now within reach of companies with limited resources.

Although graphic designers still charge as much as $26,000 to create a custom site, new options have brought the cost of a full business Web site down into the hundreds for small business, and in some cases, free. The “e” in e-commerce doesn’t have to stand for expensive. for example, creates sites loaded with more than 30 of the most important features necessary on a business Web site, including a custom domain name, shopping cart, business email, and secure online payment. Companies pay no design fees for a Web site customized to their business.

For businesses owners wanting more hands-on control, is a do-it-yourself online Web site builder. It offers professional looking templates and “point-and-click” technology. Even without programming or design skills, any business can be online for less than $20 per month.

Online web builders such as these give small companies and entrepreneurs an affordable way to find new customers and make greater profits doing online sales.

For people who just want a simple personal site, provides free Web sites without the business tools.

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