Whether you run your business from a small office or from your home makes no difference - you are just as much a commercial enterprise as any of the Fortune 500 are. You may not carry the same level of overheads as they do but you still have expenses and need to manage them wisely. A website is essential but being a small business means cash is not always that plentiful and you can't afford to spend a lot, and $2000 can be a lot.
JAG Systems Pty Ltd provides website solutions for small and micro businesses and we don't charge a lot, but that doesn't mean we do cheap websites either. We like to help the small players so economy is key and presentation is BIG! Our own website is a sample of the sort of presentation you can get for a very reasonable price, and make a BIG impact!