• http://www.brickmarketing.com nickstamoulis

    Great article and I tend to agree with you. I think the issue with many small businesses (limo and dentists) is they too often still don’t view the web as a customer/patient and revenue generate vehicle since so much of online marketing/advertising is intangible (not like traditional marketing). Over time I think that the various small business online marketing sectors will grow…

  • http://www.frankthinking.com FrankReed

    First, it took three log ins before I could post a comment – just and FYI

    As for small business online marketing? I think the pure numbers are a bit misleading. Those who are not doing it have an inordinate fear of wasting already scarce resources by going online. They are hard to convince of the merits (somewhat old school in their marketing approach) and they simply are just cheap in many cases.

    I once felt the SMB market was an endless opportunity but until there is a paradigm shift in thinking by SMB’s that yes, the Internet is for them too, I think the growth will be there but limited.

    Every year will be the “year that small business gets it!” with hype but reality matching that will be lagging far behind.