As the world around you changes and uses different ways to communicate and inform, so too must a business so they do not lose touch. It took some a long time to understand the importance of having a website to represent their business online. Those that grasped how important online marketing is early have profited much more than those who caught on later and the same thing is now happening with the use of social media. Businesses are now suffering if they haven’t grown with their market that now uses social media outlets such as facebook and twitter. These websites have essentially become places for one stop shopping to get all the information a person needs on friends and family, local and world news, causes, and coupons. Those that sit on the sidelines and haven’t jumped into this form of online marketing are missing out on important opportunities that could seriously assist their sales.