Most new businesses don’t start out with of cash – more often than not, budding entrepreneurs will have a bit of seed money and, if they’re lucky, some sort of loan to work with. But as a new business owner, you’ll probably be looking for as many corners to cut as you can. Most people just try and get a working computer and some sort of space to inhabit, promising that they’ll look into all of those other little business bits and bobs when money starts rolling in. The problem is that every second you’re open for business; you’re building up your brand.
by Robin Lamont My husband says because I’m a Gemini I get bored easily. That’s true, but I prefer to think that the tectonic shifts in the job directions I’ve taken over the years have been a result of adjusting to the changes that life inevitably hurls and the balancing of risks. Actress – Private […]
by Silvia Pencak, @MagneticSilvia | Featured Contributor Once you have established an online presence and are reaping some rewards from your SEO campaign, then you want to track your SEO success. Success can be measured by a rise in online visibility, as well as an increase in traffic to your website. SEO tracking should also […]
by Ellen Cagnassola| Featured Contributor 1. Identify Niche You can have a million ideas but if there isn’t a niche, it will never fly. It requires research and insightful observation. The Internet is the best way to find the most up to date real time information about any product in the world. A funny product […]
by Phyllis Nichols | Featured Contributor The most self-assured person needs a little help now and then. How do you go about setting up a team to give you a boost when you need it? In a perfect world we’d all have a team just waiting to listen when we need to vent, offer soothing […]
Badly delivered content can do more damage to your business than sharing no content at all. It takes away your credibility and affects people’s perception of you. People want to do business with those they know, like and trust. If your content damages that relationship, you will find your sales dwindling.
I say so often to people, “Check with your personal financial advisor” or “your legal counsel” or your “tax preparer”, that I might as well have it tattooed on my forehead. But sometimes I forget that new business owners may not have the network or the resources to even know where to start with these things.
Check with your personal financial advisor. Consult your legal counsel. Verify all information with your tax preparer. So many resources for small business owners make it seem like you need a personal entourage before you ever make your first sale. But when you’re new to the business world, where do you even begin?
If you’ve gone through these steps, you’ve probably gained critical insight into how you want to begin your business on Etsy. In next month’s post we’ll explore choosing a shop name and setting up your actual shop.
Final words: Know that this is a process. There are no right or wrong answers…only the ones that work for you. Good luck and have fun. I welcome your comments and questions at any time.
My latest book titled: Letting Go Of Super Mom ~ Dr. Mommy’s ‘Get Real’ Approach to a Balanced Life was just released!! The anticipation of it’s release was truly palpable and almost like giving birth without all the cravings!
Being an entrepreneur means you are a rebel.
You see things in ways that other people do not or will not. Your mind spins with ideas and your need to create is a driving force that cannot be squelched, no matter how hard other people try to stomp on it.