Do I really need a website and what would it do for me?

A website can reach millions of people that might not otherwise be available to you, think of it as a store front on a global level, open 24 hours a days, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Secondly, customers can view products, services, or whatever you want to share from the comfort of their own home and in their own time. Your website empowers your current customers and maximises marketing potential for future ones. No matter what type of business you are in, there are ways to grow and make money on the web for you.

Does it really matter if my website looks dated, surely it’s the information that’s important?
My business is small and/or not computer related, what will a website do for me?
What is an intranet and how can it help me streamline my company?
Ok I’m convinced but where do I start and what is involved to get a website up and running?
Do you register domain names?
Can you host/upload my website?
Can you provide email accounts?
Can you build database driven and e-commerce websites?
How much will my website cost?