Lol these threads always make me laugh, but to humour the op "What is Major Mistakes of Web Development for Small Business?" ... letting the small client overreach themselves, failing to take the client into consideration and their effort (or lack of). Some clients dream big - want all the bells and whistles, blogs, social channels and more yet they are hard pushed to come up with 2 paragraphs of half decent copy, WTF would they do with a blog?
Developers need to think before suggesting features, I've done it before, spending ages making a super cool custom cms the client wanted only to find they have lost interest keeping it updated after the honeymoon period, or their blog hasn't had an article since 2015, or their last tweet was about the London Olympics and they still only have 14 followers on facebook.
Now in every meeting I casually throw in "... and who will be keeping this up to date?" or "... so how often will this be updated?", with these answers you can make a site which they can maintain or a site that requires no maintenance. All too easy to reach for a CMS when it's often overkill for the client.
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