I understand that some people are intimidated by computers and the Internet. However, I don’t understand why service providers (Electricians, Plumbers, Landscapers, Painters, etc.) do not have Web sites or at least simple blogs.
With easy-to-use, WYSIWYG editors that take care of coding and free blog-hosting services like Blogger or WordPress, it doesn’t make sense to me.
On Typepad, it would be especially easy. A business could easily create categories that apply to their business and create posts or pages with images, service information, pricing and contact information.