If you are serious about your business, the answer is unequivocally "yes"! In the globally connected world of today, having an internet presence is more of a question of "when" than "why."
Many small businesses, particularly new ones, operate on a low budget. Spending money is only done when absolutely necessary, since they prioritize the urgent and necessary. So, it is understandable that some business owners may believe a website is a luxury tool they can do without.
In Japan, April is the beginning of the school year and the start of the year for many businesses. During this month, a large influx of foreigners arrives in Japan just in time for the cherry blossom season.
If you are one of these newcomers, you will likely have a lot of new experiences, which holds true for both the advantages and disadvantages of your new life here. It is possible that even long-term residents face issues with their families, employment, finances, or visa status.
Despite the constant invitation of foreigners to participate in the Japanese economy, we hear talk about the structural barriers of the Japanese market.
People try to figure out why this place is so difficult to crack; they ask how come—we have been knocking on the door! We have set up a shop! We have invested money! We have hired people! We're doing everything the Japanese say we should be doing, yet it doesn't seem to work!
Our way of life seems to be changing very fast. As more and more of us are forced to work from home, like many of entrepreneurs, we need to embrace this reality and try to find ways to be even more productive.
With the technologies available today, we are able to do things like travel preparation and study in ways that can be more time and cost effective. People, who didn’t need to use these technologies, now are learning about them with a push caused by the Coronavirus situation.