Every small or home-based business should consider a website. There are certainly some businesses where a website offers nothing of value but for the vast majority a website can be a very effective sales channel and marketing tool. Utilizing the Internet for your business is very inexpensive. You can start off with just using electronic mail (e-mail) as a way to communicate with existing customers and new ones. The Internet is being used on a regular basis by millions worldwide with more "connecting" every day. Many of the new users come from countries around the world.