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BizReport : Internet Marketing 101 : September 11, 2019

Establishing Your Business Online

Do you have a good idea for a product or a service? From incorporating a company to opening a bank account, establishing a business online can be done easily through the many online services available today.

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Once your business is set up online, you will have the benefit of testing the market and seeing if you will be successful without needing to put resources toward establishing a physical location. Then eventually, you can consider opening a store in your city.

Building Your Online Brand
Creating your business online before building an actual location can be a positive foundational step. You must first consider the best domain name, branding, and the purpose of your online business. Before even signing up for a web domain, make sure your business name is available. If it isn't, begin to consider appropriate, and ideally easy-to-remember, alternatives.

Once you have a plan in place, begin researching the best web hosting platforms. Decide if you will hire a web designer, or if you will sign up for a website building subscription that offers premade templates. Build a site that invites visitors to stay and hopefully make a purchase. Remember to always focus on prompt customer service, as online reviewers can be pretty negative toward digital retailers that ignore their needs.

Considering a Physical Location
Once you are certain that your online business is a success, you will likely begin considering expanding to a brick and mortar location or an office building. You might want to partner with construction businesses, but do not forget to obtain the correct local permissions, Permit Bond to buy, and licenses.

After building that first location, if the business continues to grow, you might think about expanding to other states. An expansion at that level would likely require the assistance of a moving company like Bekins Moving Solution. Remember that expanding a business can be costly at the start, so do your research and plan your new space carefully to ensure it's as successful as your online business became!


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