Let's talk WordPress
WordPress is one of the world's most popular content management systems, it's a beast. It powers a huge portion of the internet's websites and does so while being completely free to download and install. If you know what you're doing, you can get far without having to spend a penny on plugins or themes.
No wonder it's a go-to for business owners!
Website builder battles
In recent years the rise of cheap/free website builders like Wix, Weebly & Squarespace has provided even more ways for business owners to dodge the cost of bespoke website development. These builders are arguably even 'easier' than WordPress to get up and running, so for the determined Do It Yourself-ers looking for the cheapest option they can be very appealing.
WordPress seems to have made a snap reaction to this competition - introducing it's own 'drag & drop' block-led interface, but has also always had plenty of page-builder plugins like Elementor, Divi, Uncode, VisualComposer and more.
Back to business
The WordPress platform has come a long way since its conception as a blogging website provider. Nowadays it can be used for nearly everything including the potentially luxurious eCommerce that many businesses seek; for some businesses WordPress effectively IS their business - selling only online through their website.
There's no doubt that WordPress can be used for a business website but the question remains whether businesses should use it!
For 'simple' business websites that serve to inform, WordPress fits well and offers the potential for future development. That said, languidly picking a theme, changing the colours and populating a generic 'Home + About us + Contact Page' structure isn't nearly enough unless you're content for your business website to blend into the sea of competitors doing the same thing.
Invest in developing a child theme or brand new theme that really captures your brand and you're going to get your money's worth. Even as a small business with a low budget, it's better to save up for a great website than saying 'that will do'.