When starting an online business, we suggest you treat it exactly the same as a brick and mortar business. Start with research and planning.

  • Is there a market for your products or service?
  • Do you have experience working with the audience you want to attract?
  • What value are you bringing your potential customers?
  • How are your competitors doing and what are they doing to attract online customers?
  • What start up expenses will you have?
  • Do you have the technical skills needed to manage an online market place or can you learn them?
  • Do you have reliable high speed internet service?

If you answered these questions and would like to move forward, make an appointment with an SBDC consultant to discuss your idea.

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