Cooper, Belle B. “10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Might Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy.” The Buffer Blog Productivity Life Hacks Writing User Experience Customer Happiness and Business. N.p., 16 July 2013. Web. 22 Sept. 2013.
This article gave many surprising social media traffic statistics. This article can be used to suggest that some business would greatly benefit from the use of some form of social media to attract customers and promote revenue. It can also be used to suggest which forms of social media are best for different kinds of business. It was very interesting and had many shocking and thought-provoking stats.
Knox, Tim W. “Why You Need a Website.” Entrepreneur. Entreprenuer.com, 26 Oct. 2004. Web. 27 Sept. 2013. <http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/65204>.
This article is written by the founder and president of several technology companies. In this Q & A type of piece he expresses his feelings on small businesses and websites, he feels that any business of any size should definitely have a website, it can only do good things for the business. He also feels that any product can be sold online.
Manekari, Rahul. “Small Business Blogging Proved Effective for the Year 2012.”Technorati Business. N.p., 16 Jan. 2013. Web.
This article talks about the growth of online pages for Small businesses in 2012. It contains persuasive statistics and a small but detailed list of the pros of having a website for your business.
Feldman, Barry. “21 Benefits of Business Blogging and 22 Tips [INFOGRAPHIC].”RSS. SocialMedia Today, 6 Oct. 2013. Web.
This page contains basic statistics on the success of business after making a blog or site to help promote their company. A long detailed list of the pros of a website and a detailed list of tips for those interested in making a site. Also has a list of common pitfalls business face when it comes to blogging and great visual representation of the statistics previously mentioned in the article and a few extras.
Wilhide, Brendan. “How a Cheap Website Hurts Your Business.” ForeSite Tech. ForeSite Insight, 13 June 2013. Web.
This page gives basic explanations and descriptions of the kind of website elements that can actually wind up being detrimental to a small business.
United States. U.S. Census Bureau. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration. Computer and Internet Use in the United States, 2003. By Jennifer Cheeseman. Day, Alex Janus, and Jessica Davis. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, 2005. Print.
This is the US census report on internet use, I will just use it for statistical support and evidence.