Starting an Online Business

Top 3 Business Industries for Online Start-Up Companies

You know that the Internet is booming, but did you realize that 20 percent of global economic growth is due to online businesses? Experts predict that the importance of online businesses in the overall global economy will only grow in the future, meaning that outlooks for many types of online businesses are good. Among the many types of online companies, there are some that stand out. Here is a look at three of the top online business industries:

1. E-commerce
What Is It?
E-Commerce is the selling of goods online. This can be done through a business website or through an online […]

5 Tips on How to Make More Effective Use of Social Media

If you do any kind of reading about marketing at all, you’re going to see tips about using social media as a part of your strategy. There’s a simple reason for that–social media marketing truly is becoming a necessity for businesses across all industries.

Many business owners are reluctant to believe this, though, because they’re stuck on two big myths about social media. If you’ve let either of these two beliefs keep you off of social media, it’s time to make a change and fast if you don’t want to lose out to your competitors:

1. “Only women are on social […]

Hot Startup Trends – Subscription Box Businesses

More and more people are considering starting an online business in hopes of becoming their own bosses and realizing their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs. While traditional Internet businesses like e-commerce stores and service-based businesses are still incredibly popular choices of start-ups, a newer type of online business is slowly gaining traction and attracting would-be business owners as well as investors. That online business model is the subscription box business, and if you’re toying with the idea of entering the online business world, it could be the right choice for you.

 
What Is a Subscription Box Business?
A subscription box business isn’t […]

4 Behaviors to Stop So Your Internet Business Can Grow

You want your Internet business to succeed and grow so that one day you can sell the online business at the best valuation possible. The last thing you want is to be making mistakes that are undermining your vision and detracting from your business in subtle ways, but this is very common problem from which many online businesses suffer. Taking some time for careful introspection and knowing what mistakes to look out for can help you to maximize the potential your business has for success and make your company as attractive as possible in the future to those looking […]

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    5 Ways to Help Employees Drive Success for your Online Business

5 Ways to Help Employees Drive Success for your Online Business

To help your online business succeed, you’ve hired talented people to assist you with achieving your goals. How you lead your team will ultimately determine whether or not each individual and the group as a whole reaches their true potential and helps to drive your business. Leading the right way now can help you grow a successful company, so that one day when it comes time to sell the online business you can get the best possible valuation.

Here are five ways that you can motivate and lead your employees, so that everything that they do will help to drive […]

Selling a Business in Just Nine Steps

Every Internet business is unique, but still, the sales process for any online company or e-commerce store is similar. No matter what type of business you’re hoping to sell, a qualified Internet business broker should guide you through the following eight steps:

1. Valuation – Prior to the execution of a listing agreement the broker will require specific financial and operational information on your business. Upon receiving that information the broker will then develop a valuation which will indicate a suggested listing price for your business. That valuation will be driven by the historical financial performance of your business, its […]