About 15 years ago the owner of The Word Pro, Sandy Ketcham, in Westmont, IL began designing websites for small businesses. Several businesses saw the value of having a website and knew that to stay competitive they must have a website.
However, many of the businesses at the time saw websites as a novelty and thought they were a fad and did not think they needed one.
Flash forward to today and there are almost no businesses that do not have a website. A website is basically the first stop for all start-ups.