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Getting Caught in the Net: Taking Your Business Online

Its 2010, a long way from 100 B.C.E, but every year in between has been busy with commerce of some form- people buying, selling, trading, and transporting goods. Ever since the great internet ‘on’ switch was thrown, people have been buying, selling, trading and transporting goods and services online without the hassle of having to purchase commercial property and hire employees.

Many local and international businesses have taken their goods and services online. Not only does having your business online help keep down the overhead costs of running a business, but you can reach so many more potential customers- billions more. With so many benefits why isn’t every business online? Well, not all businesses would do well online, for instance, small time diners and other restaurants couldn’t really offer their goods online unless they are selling frozen menu items with shipping to other locations.

Businesses that offer goods and services that convert easily to ecommerce goods and services need to find their place on the world wide web- the multi trillion dollar business net.

Though many businesses have gone online, there are still many businesses that haven’t taken that step yet. Why? Some fear the costs involved with creating a website and hiring professionals for SEO, marketing, web hosting, and site maintenance. Others just don’t know how to get started.

Fortunately for them, there are sites online that offer offline businesses the help they need to get online and gain an increase in profit immediately. Also, anyone can visit a bookstore and find an ‘ecommerce startup for dummies’ book. Taking your business online isn’t as difficult as you would think and you could be up and running within a few hours.

Getting caught in the ‘net can bring in more business and business contacts than you ever thought possible. Who doesn’t like making money? Especially when it can be so easy!

What do you think?

Written by Avery

Business/Finance Blogger. I provide insight, business advice and consultancy to small and medium size businesses. Get in touch on Google + or follow 3_Business on Twitter

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