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Overwhelming Majority of Independent Business Owners Believe Their Website Is Secure

Newtek-headerNearly Half of All Small Businesses Say Website Is Prime Revenue Driver

Newtek, The Small Business Authority®, with a portfolio of over 100,000 business accounts, announced today the findings of its SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey, a monthly window into the concerns of independent business owners. Based on a poll of over 2,700 respondents, one of the key findings from the August survey is 86% of business owners feel that their current website is secure. Additionally, of those polled, 41% believe their website is the prime revenue driver for their business.

The full August 2013 results showed the following:

Poll Question

Poll Answer

2013 Percentage

Do you feel that your current 
website is secure?

Yes

86%

No

14%

Is your website the prime revenue 
driver for your business?

Yes

41%

No

59%

Barry Sloane, Chairman, President and CEO of The Small Business Authority® commented, “We value the responses our clients give us regarding their needs, concerns and business sensitivities. We do believe that our independent business owners are not very concerned about cyber-security, even though they should be. Ironically, they do value their internet presence as an extremely important aspect of their business but seem to have a casual attitude regarding the secure nature of their content and data.”

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