Selling physical products online requires more than a good store or a compelling price. You need strong marketing, and that means showing off your products. Learning to take a good photograph is key to this process.
Good branding is essential for any successful company, and particularly important for small businesses just starting out. It's easy for solopreneurs to forget this piece of the puzzle as they spend every waking hour working on the other aspects of starting a new business. However, allocating time for brand development from the very beginning will help get your business off to the right start.
Small business owners who are playing to win can learn from the mistakes of others and make their own organizations even stronger. A CB Insights study lists 20 reasons cited by small business owners whose companies failed. The good news is that most are avoidable, and they can be divided into five main categories. Let's take a closer look at these common small business challenges and their fixes.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners often generate ideas for new products at warp speed. However, moving from idea to prototype can seem like a daunting task. Here are four things to think about when turning your product dreams into a reality.
Your customers appreciate prompt and reliable shipping. If their product comes in late or broken, you might just lose them forever. It's important to consider their perspective when it comes to shipping and materials.
Just as you wouldn’t jump out of an airplane without making sure you have your parachute (and safety training, and likely being strapped to a qualified instructor), a professional online presence is not an adventure to leap into haphazardly.
Getting funding for your business is one of the most important and difficult steps in becoming an entrepreneur. The road between startup and profitability needs to be paved with your undivided effort, talent and creativity.
More than just a catchphrase, sustainable sourcing is an effective way to set your eCommerce website or store apart by elevating your brand image, capturing more market share, reducing operating costs and potentially charging a premium for products.
In the current internet age and its corresponding digital data explosion, a recent study shows that our attention span is shorter than 8 seconds, even shorter than a goldfish! We crave being connected and up-to-date, but this has impacted on our ability to stay focused and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant stimuli.
Small business owners are the ultimate one-person show. You run it all: bookkeeping, advertising and marketing, delivering services and/or products, payroll, customer service and more.
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