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A new survey has shown that many sole traders and small businesses are still way behind when it comes to engaging with the internet and the opportunities it has to offer. Are you one of them?

Behind the Times

The research by professional services marketplace Bidvine.com revealed that while 67% of sole traders and micro businesses want more work, most are failing to use the Internet effectively to help grow their business.

The survey showed that, of the 630 sole traders and micro businesses surveyed:

“In September 2015 alone there were over 180,000 Google searches for the types of professional services we offer at Bidvine.com, so we know that there are customers actively looking for these small businesses online,” says founder Sohrab Jahanbani.  “If over 2/3 of the businesses we spoke to want more work it makes sense for them to turn to the Internet to support this desired growth.”

Get With the Program
If you’re guilty of walking with the dinosaurs, you’re allowing business to slip through your fingers. Commit to trying one of these basic steps this week:

Whatever you do, take action and leap into the 21st century – because your competitors are already there.

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Karl Bilby

We work very closely with our expert accountants to bring you the latest factually correct tax and accounting news. We also enjoy writing about small business news that we hope you find useful!

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