I won't say that you need it per say, but it great to have a website to promote your business. It is just easier that way. In my view, everything done from the computer is great. I love to use every ounce of technology i can to promote my business. But i will also say this, if you are a true businessman or businesswoman, you can gain attraction for your business by doing simple things. Passing out flyers and posting them in public places, talking to family and friends about your business and asking them to spread the word, etc. There are many different ways to promote a business, i just prefer using a website.