Is an SBA Loan the Best Option for Buying an Online Business?

Many people dream of becoming their own boss of an internet based business. It’s an attractive proposition since you can make your own hours, set your own rules, operate from anywhere in the world and keep all the profits from your online business.  However it’s not an easy road to get there and, unfortunately, only a very small percentage of individuals actually get to make that dream a reality – and succeed. The main reason for this failure is due to the statistics collected concerning startups. Studies have shown that 9 out of 10 people who tried the transition […]

  • Tips for Selling Your Online Business When Sales Are Declining

    Tips for Selling Your Online Business When Sales Are Declining

Tips for Selling Your Online Business When Sales Are Declining

Financial experts will tell you that the absolute best time to sell a business is when sales are at their peak, but in practice, timing the sale of a business can be very hard. You may have expected profitability to remain high for a longer period of time that it has, or your peak may have occurred prematurely at an unexpected time. However it happened, you have found yourself in a state of declining sales, and you just can’t wait for things to rebound to sell. So what can you do?

It is possible to sell an Internet business when […]

You Just Bought an Online Business, Now What?

No matter what stage of life you are in, investing in an online business can be an exciting time.  Instead of starting your online business from the ground up, you can enjoy the many advantages that come with acquiring an established online business. While there may be upfront costs that come with buying a pre-existing company, the risk of purchase is a lot lower than it might be to start a business from scratch. Alongside that, as a buyer, you can get crucial business assets that make the business run smoother, like a client base, successful marketing strategy, good standing […]

5 Habits of Successful Online Small Business Owners

The world of an online business is vastly different than the rest of the business world. Internet-based companies are often smaller and require less concern about managing real estate and facilities due to their basis in cyber space. Employees and customers may be spread out all around the world, posing unique challenges for managing and delivering first-rate service.

So what does it take to be a success as an online business owner?

Here are some of the characteristics and practices that tend to set those who rise to the top in the difficult world of Internet-based business apart from the rest.


Flip an Online Business – Buying Checklist

A few years ago, flipping real estate was a huge investment opportunity. If you’re not familiar with the concept of flipping, the idea is to purchase a building, usually a home that is cheap because it has been foreclosed on or needed to be sold quickly. After the home is purchased for a low price, the owner invests money in it to improve it and increase its value, then he or she sells it at a higher price and keeps the difference as profits.

Flipping has now moved beyond the world of real estate to the world of online startups. […]

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 […]