On Fri, 24 Aug 2001 15:34:04 -0300, Manuel Lemos <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> Many small businesses would like to do e-commerce, but can't afford
>> expensive consultants, expensive hardware, and expensive software
>> tools developed by huge corporations.
>e-commerce? You mean B2C? Can small business live from that? I'm afraid
>not! Maybe I am wrong. :-)

100 years ago you could easily do business without a telephone.  But
what percentage of businesses today operate without a telephone?

A web presence with web commerce will become a utility like the
telephone.  Having it will be more important than measuring artificial
distinctions between B2C vs. B2B.

>> Look at all the large corporations bleeding money and cutting staff.
>> Mega-corporations are in decline, and their era is ending.  Long live
>> the small business!
>What? Large business are being affected because the whole networking
>business is in recession.

Large corporations don't know you or care about you as an individual
customer.  You're just an account number to them.  The only thing they
care about is the "big" sale to other "big" corporations.  But even
then, do they really care?  Not in my experience.

The networking recession is just one symptom of their disease.

Why would anyone want to do business that way?  If I can find a small
business that sells the service or product I need, that's who gets my
business first.

If people ask how large my company is, I tell them "We're large enough
to handle your business, and small enough to care."


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