Starting a Business

Starting a Business | 4 min read

7 Hidden Costs of Starting a New Business

Starting a business is an exciting, time-consuming process, and one that should be done with thought and care. As you probably know, you can’t exactly create a business from nothing. You need resources to flesh out your business model, invest in employees and equipment and legitimize your company so that it’s operating legally.

A study from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation estimates the average cost of starting a new business at $30,000, but the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

How to get a free domain for your website

When you invite someone to your home for the first time, you have to tell them how to find you. The easiest way to do this would be to simply give them your address.  From there they can navigate directly to your home.

Similarly, a domain is your website's address.  It’s how visitors will find their way to your website. Selecting your domain is an important step, as not only will it affect how easily your customers find you, but it can also help improve SEO for your brand.

Additionally, once[...]

Starting a Business | 42 min read

Best eCommerce Platform for Startups, What Every Online Store Needs

If you're getting ready to launch a startup, you're probably experiencing a great many things. A huge rush of excitement, anticipation, and probably some stress and uncertainty. After all, 80% of small businesses fail, and the initial steps you take pre- and post-launch are crucial to your long-term success. All too often, making a mistake can lead to backtracking that most businesses just can't afford. Starting a business always involves tons of decision-making, and to make the best[...]

Starting a Business | 21 min read

How to Succeed in Online Business: The Best Tips from Women in eCommerce

It takes a lot to succeed in business — the drive to excel, the dream of entrepreneurship, and a great deal of trial and error. Research is invaluable, of course, including market research and a solid understanding of your ideal target customer. But nothing beats experience, and as every smart business owner knows, the learning process must never stop.

That's why, as part of our celebration of International Women's Day, 3dcart went straight to the experts. We asked women in eCommerce to[...]

Starting a Business | 8 min read

Best Business Incorporation Services to Register Your Business Name

For many entrepreneurs and prospective business owners, coming up with the name for your new venture can be comparatively simple and even enjoyable. It is true that this is not always the case, of course. Still, it is also true that “What business name should we use?” is one of the first questions that many people consider when starting a business. Sometimes, people even create a name first and proceed from there.

The emphasis that many place on this one aspect is not entirely without[...]

Starting a Business | 5 min read

How to Write a Privacy Policy for Your Online Store

Privacy is a primary concern for your customers and for legislators around the world, so your company's privacy policy cannot be an afterthought. It must reflect a sincere commitment to privacy and a desire to meet the highest legal standards.

So how do you get a privacy policy for your online store? Frankly, you probably have three options.

  • Hire an attorney to write a privacy policy for your business
  • Use a privacy policy generator
  • Write your own using examples

Starting a Business | 6 min read

5 Important Accounting Terms to Learn As a Small Business Owner

When running a business, accounting is an essential area you need to manage if you want to make it far.

Accounting and finances are often intimidating for new entrepreneurs. And poor mismanagement of them can seriously harm your business. This, combined with the fact that 90% of all startups fail, often discourages new business owners from even starting in the first place. 

But while it’s true that these areas can be hard to properly manage, this just goes to show how important they are.[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

Effective Tips to Increase Customer Loyalty

Once you find your target audience, what's the next step for your company? Maybe you're able to reach new customers with some consistency, but they never stay for the long haul.

Customers stick with your brand through both the highs and the lows are one of the most important relationships a company creates. We all want to present ourselves as worthy of having that dedicated group of customers.

So how does that happen? What are the best ways to engage your audience with your brand and keep[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

A Useful Guide to Making the Most of Your eBay Shop

People love spending their money. However, the way they do it has dramatically changed over the past years. More and more customers are opting for online shopping rather than hitting the high street.

Exclusive online sales and offers, a wider variety of products, the possibility to compare prices, the commodity of buying with a touch of a button at any time and from anywhere, plus avoiding the queues are only some of the reasons that explain the rise in e-commerce.

In addition to starting[...]

Starting a Business | 7 min read

The Best WooCommerce Alternative for a WordPress Website

WooCommerce is a free plugin for WordPress that currently stands as the most popular method for adding an online store to a WordPress website. However, popularity doesn't necessarily mean it's the best solution for you, even if your existing website is WordPress-based.

This article will help you understand WooCommerce well enough to decide if you want to use an alternative. We will then discuss the benefits of using a WooCommerce alternative and the best WooCommerce alternative for your[...]

Starting a Business | 4 min read

7 tips for avoiding legal mistakes when starting your first business

There is no denying that starting a business is a challenging task, especially if you do it for the first time. After the creative process is done, every entrepreneur needs to assess the market, adjust the business concept to fit the market niche, hire the right staff and tackle legal issues that come together with establishing a company.

We looked at the most common issues that first-time entrepreneurs face when building their own company and we created a 7-step guide that will help you[...]

Starting a Business | 8 min read

What to do when starting a new business: 7 steps for the self-employed

So you’re thinking about starting your own business. Maybe you know exactly what it is you want to do, maybe you’re still toying with a few ideas.

Either way, we’ve put together a checklist to help you get things down on paper and work out what needs doing. From deciding your idea to working out the legal requirements, this article will give you the perfect grounding to go out and make things happen.

Starting a Business | 6 min read

5 Ways Ecommerce Businesses Can Benefit from Pop-up Stores

You’re seeing pop-up stores more and more as you stroll through the city. They’re a unique way for ecommerce businesses to reach out to customers who would never really see in person what the company is like. They’re a great way for both sides to build stronger relationships with each other, a gentle reminder that the company is run by people who do, in fact, care about their customers’ opinions.

In an effort to promote more personalized customer experiences, pop-up stores have become the[...]

Starting a Business | 6 min read

Do I need a Business License to Sell Online?

There are lots of questions an entrepreneur should ask during the process of starting a new business. A smart business owner will enter the game fully prepared, knowing exactly what their plan will be and what requirements they need to meet. Otherwise, the business owner could quickly run into fines, tax penalties, and other problems. Better to do it right the first time!

The question of whether you need a business license, and what kind, should be answered early in the process to ensure[...]

Starting a Business | 5 min read

5 Best Print-On-Demand T-shirt Dropshipping Services

Print-on-demand, t-shirt dropshipping services can be the engine that drives your online t-shirt company toward success. 

The t-shirt business represents a great opportunity for many entrepreneurs.

The market is huge. Worldwide, shoppers will purchase more than $1 trillion worth of t-shirts this year.

The t-shirt industry is also growing. By 2025, global, annual t-shirt sales may exceed $3 trillion, and according to some reports, t-shirt retailers can expect a compound annual growth rate[...]

Starting a Business | 11 min read

How to Start an Online T-shirt Business Today

The t-shirt industry is booming. According to some reports, t-shirt retailers can expect a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 11.5 percent through 2025. What's more, thanks to printing technologies, drop shipping, and easy-to-use ecommerce platforms,  it has never been simpler or faster to start an online t-shirt business.

So let's put t-shirt retailing in perspective. First, there is a lot of demand. The humble t-shirt is a staple of casual wear the world over. It's as likely to be[...]

Starting a Business | 4 min read

Best Practices of Using AI in E-Commerce

With the advancements in technology and the innovation of the internet, starting an online business is becoming increasingly more popular. These websites and companies can be extremely profitable and can have a much lower overhead costs than a traditional business. There are hundreds out there and they sell a wide variety of different things.

While they can be lucrative and quite worthwhile to run, it’s not always easy. When running an E-commerce website or store, it can be a hassle to find[...]

Starting a Business | 5 min read

5 Reasons Amazon Sellers Should Open Their Own Online Store

If you're selling on Amazon, you're already on one of the world's biggest marketplaces. If you're doing well, you might wonder what benefits starting your own online store can offer you. Aren't you already serving a customer base of millions?

Sure, but as it turns out, having your own website with an integrated online store will help your business in several ways, and not just by skipping Amazon's seller fees.

Here are five reasons you should start your online store today.

Starting a Business | 7 min read

Best Business Name Generators to Find an Unique Name for Your Company

Choosing a name for your brand or business can seem daunting. You want something unique, but still memorable. It should make some sense so customers can pronounce and remember it easily, but you don’t want to box yourself in, in case you decide to expand geographically or into new product lines in the future.

On top of all that, the name has to actually be available (and your company name and domain name should probably be the same, so you’ll have to make sure the domain name is available as[...]

Starting a Business | 11 min read

List of Best Dropshippers to Start Your Online Business

Ecommerce businesses are buzzing about dropshipping, and it’s not hard to see why.

By eliminating the need to stock inventory, dropshipping is revolutionizing the landscape of online shopping. Online business owners no longer need to stock the products they sell. Dropshipping allows them to partner with suppliers who will ship the product directly to the customer as soon as an order is placed. The product never even passes through the hands of the online business owner. Done and done.

BUT[...]

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