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9 out of 10 US Small Businesses Prefer A .Com says Verisign

A study conducted by According to a recent survey of millions of consumers by Weebly, 56 percent said they do not trust a business without a website,Moreover, Internet Retailer recently reported that online research is critical for driving traffic to physical stores. And Forrester Research predicts sales influenced by the Web in 2014 will reach $1.409 trillion. With more than 25 million businesses around the globe online, those without an online presence are at a clear disadvantage.   Verisign commissioned this research from Merrill Research to glean insight into the motivations, perceived benefits and barriers, and preferences of small businesses around the world for creating an online presence with the intent of helping those small businesses that have not yet brought their business...