It’s a great time to have an online business. Internet costs are low and the time to have an online company set up is short. Whether or not you currently have a business or have thoughts about great business ideas, you can be online in less than a few days. As you probably know, online shopping continues to grow as more and more people around the world are using the Internet. During the 2009 holiday season, U.S. consumers spent $27.1 billion through online shopping. Despite the recession, this was a 5% increase when compared to 2008.
All of this points to people’s acceptance of ecommerce and why having a presence on the Internet is so important. You business should be where the shoppers are: online. There are many resources that you can tap into that will cover how to get started. You can visit your Chamber of Commerce, find articles o the Internet, hire an outside firm or purchase a variety of books. If you are looking for a simple e-book which covers all of the basics and has a checklist at the back of book, however, I would recommend Take Your Business Online: A Checklist to Success.
This book covers everything that a beginner needs to know in order to get started. Without having to purchase an SEO book, a design book, a how to blog book, etc…, you will find a nice overview in this short and easy to read product. While it is selling for the Kindle on Amazon, you can simply download it for $9.50 and have it by your side as you go through the steps of getting your company set up. Good luck with your company and remember to have fun with it!