Setting up an ecommerce small business – Small Business Corner

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Setting up an ecommerce small business – Small Business Corner

There has never been a better time to invest in your own ecommerce business! People are buying more online than ever before, so now is the time to get your small business online! We hope these tips will help you get started building, launching and growing a profitable ecommerce business!


Beginning your research is the critical first step. There is not a single business structure out there that will work for everyone. You will need to understand the different business models available to you, before you can decide on what to sell online and or how to do so.

Validate product ideas

Once you have identified the image you want to project and the customer you are catering to, it is time to come up with your product ideas.  Evaluate your options very carefully before you invest in a product. For example, if you choose a dropshipping model, you will want to test it carefully and get a feel for the product yourself so you can identify any potential problems before your system goes live.

Customize your ecommerce business plan

You should have a great idea of what your ecommerce business will look like by now. You should have narrowed down your target market, your product niche and your brand name.

Now is a good time to step back and put your business plan on paper and determine your initial startup budget, any potential loan needs and monthly expenses!

Get your business registered

Choose a business name and register your ecommerce business!  Be sure to not skip over learning about the legal and tax implications involved with registering your ecommerce business because these are important areas to be knowledgeable about.

There are many ecommerce platforms available to choose from. Choosing the right ecommerce software is not easy, but with some research and planning, we are confident you will make the right choices for you and your small business! Good luck!

We hope you find these tips helpful!

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