Why Others Can't Start a Business

Written by Roger Younce

How many times have you heard someone say I want to work for myself or I want to be self-employed and be free from working for others? If you are like me and own your own business you hear that a lot. Now let us be honest. How many times do you get sick of those same people telling you that and don't do anything about it. Personally I get tired of hearing it. So why don't others dorepparttar steps to start their own business? There are a variety of reasons but to merepparttar 117455 reason boils down to one reason and that reason is fear.

So what are they afraid of? Many times it isrepparttar 117456 fear of change and failure. Sure, no one wants to fail but that is a chance that all new business owners face. The fear of failure is a very powerful emotion. All new business owners not only have to facerepparttar 117457 chance of a business not being successful they have to facerepparttar 117458 fact that many of their family and friends and watching to see ifrepparttar 117459 business will be a success. The sad thing is most ofrepparttar 117460 people we hope will support us in our new venture are sometimesrepparttar 117461 ones that help destroyrepparttar 117462 dream of owning your own business. So what do you do to eliminaterepparttar 117463 fear of failure in a new business? You basically seek out others who have started their business to gain insight into how they did it.

How to get your business online

Written by Peter Simmons

This article is for all those who have asked "how do I get my business online?" or have just plain been putting it off because you dont know where to start or who can help or how much it will cost.

Why should I put my business online? Well, there are several reasons why you should.

Firstly, its a great 'connection point' between you and your customers or partners. They can visit your website at anytime that suits them to find out more about you, your products, ordering, or just get more information. Previously they would have had to physically visit you or userepparttar telephone and actually speak to you. They can contact you with questions, complaints, recommendations or just to gauge how helpful/efficient you are at anytime without speaking to you or being face-to-face with you. Its another way to deal, communicate and interact with you. It putsrepparttar 117454 emphasis onrepparttar 117455 customer and their needs and removesrepparttar 117456 pushy salesman fromrepparttar 117457 process. This level of anonymity encouragesrepparttar 117458 customer to get what they want more than ever before or go somewhere else where they will get it.

Secondly,repparttar 117459 Internet enablesrepparttar 117460 customer to shop around much more easily and cheaply than ever before. It is as easy to research and buy a product that is sold in another country as it is to do it for one in your own country and all forrepparttar 117461 cost of a local call. Timezones are largely irrelevant onrepparttar 117462 Internet.

Thirdly, a website is entirely flexible and can be designed from scratch specifically for your business and customers, regardless ofrepparttar 117463 industry you are in andrepparttar 117464 size of your business.

Fourth, it is low cost. You can build a website to meet your budget.

What do you need to do?

Get a web address - often called a domain name/URL. When someone types in your web address i.e. www.youraddress.com into their Internet enabled computer, they see your website. Get a name that is easily remembered by your customers. You'll need to renew it regularly to keeprepparttar 117465 name.

Get some webspace - often called hosting. A company (the host) will rent you space on its computer. You store your website in that space. Your web address will point here so that whenrepparttar 117466 web address is typed in byrepparttar 117467 customer, they will be directed to your website automatically. Make sure you get a fast and reliable host and therefore your website is always available and quickly. Read host reviews or ask people you know to recommend a host.

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