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How to Set up an Online Business

onlinebusinessPaperback: 172 pages
Publisher: Dennis Publishing (3 Dec 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1781060614
ISBN-13: 978-1781060612

How to Set up an Online Business is designed to set you on the right path toward running your own successful online business. It covers four essential areas

  1. coming up with the right product
  2. building a platform to sell that product
  3. the mechanics of successful selling
  4. connecting with the right customers.

You do not need to be an IT expert to launch an online business, and this MagBook helps you realise that all you need is imagination, open-mindedness and determination. This updated edition covers new ways of using social networks to market your business and how to set up a free online shop.

Your Craft Business: A Step by Step Guide

Realistic Book Cover Mockup back 350Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Scribbleit (3 Nov 2012)
ISBN-10: 0957451628
ISBN-13: 978-0957451629

Turn your dreams of starting your own craft business into reality.

“I am now using this book to not only sell my candles and wax melts but also my handmade jewellery!” S Jarvis (2013)

“Really useful and inspiring book” J (2013)

“Very practical, easy to read and motivating. I’ve already bought a copy for a friend who is trying to start up.” M (2012)

Aimed at the UK market by the co-founder of craft retailer MakingYourOwnCandles.co.uk – this book provides practical, detailed advice and a series of milestones to get your craft business off the ground. It also includes extensive case studies from other successful craft businesses.

The book covers:

  • What you need to know about how business works
  • How to come up with, and test, your product range
  • 3 methods for working out the right price and why you should never compete to be the cheapest
  • Plain English guidance on dealing with HMRC and other government bodies – including direct links to the resources and forms you need and advice on companies, tax, regulation, accounting and insurance
  • Setting up at home – including specific advice on equipment and software
  • Online marketplaces, including eBay and Amazon
  • Top tips for success at Craft Fairs
  • Your website
  • How to promote your business and bring in the customers – online and in the real world
  • The seven secrets of success.
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