One of the great parts of my work as an Internet consultant is helping clients who are "first timers" to the Internet. Often times when I talk to colleagues the first reaction may be quick to jump into "well it took long enough - it's 2009 and they are just getting around to a website!"
But I look at it a little differently. As a self employed person I have tremendous respect for people who have successfully run a business for years without a website. That means the person knows how to run a business and is profitable and successful even without a site.
So before anyone snickers about being too late to the party - tip your hat to people who have been successful and are open minded enough to embrace new ideas and technology.
Adding new wrinkles, so to speak
What gets me excited is to help businesses like this add a new element to their "repertoire" so to speak. Just in 2009 we have helped 3 very well established businesses establish their first website and in all 3 cases it has added straight to their bottom line profit.
So I prefer to look at this as helping good businesses get better - and teaching them about the tools that the Internet has to offer.
And no matter what I do - there is nothing cooler than getting a call from a client and they tell me they got their first customer or closed a first deal from the Internet!
So welcome to the Internet - Greenberg & LaPeyronnie, LLC!