Does all the growth going on in Nashville mean more competition for local businesses? This reporter thinks so.
Realistically speaking, more people moving here means more opportunity to gain more customers for business owners all over the area. Think carpet cleaners, construction companies, hotels, restaurants, etc, etc, etc. You get the pretty picture.
This is great news for business owners, but not so great for those that aren’t positioned to attract these new volumes of business. By this I mean, some don’t have websites, aren’t listed on social media sites, and in many cases, cannot be found at all online.
Finding products and local services online has become the main way that customers find what they need, and the majority do this from a mobile device. This means that the companies that can’t be found online during these customer’s searches means that they will miss out on a lot of potential business.
Nashville isn’t quite as big as Los Angeles or Houston, but is already home to near 2 million people, including the surrounding cities. Massive growth will only continue to contribute to this number, leaving local businesses with more opportunity to bring in more customers and sales.
This will also contribute to the amount of new local businesses that are introduced into the area each year.
In conclusion, many businesses will thrive and many may struggle to survive without being positioned online to harness current trends that will only increase in importance over the next few years.