Communicating with customers and other businesses has changed dramatically over the past century. It started with print, then radio, television, phone, and fax, and now all of us are operating in the fastest medium yet the Internet. The future is bright for businesses that utilize the Net as a primary medium of communication and sales. The number of Internet users and the amount of business done online around the world is growing at a staggering rate. The world’s population currently holds well over 1 billion Internet users, and the majority of these web-savvy humans have online access at home.
They research, study, e-mail, chat, download podcasts, and shop online.
What are the benefits of this new age? you ask. Today and in the future, personal lifestyle plays a significant part in career choice. Perhaps you have no inclination to commute in traffic each working day. Maybe you want more time with your family. If your dream is to be self-employed, this is your era!. Run a successful global business from an island in the Caribbean or from the comfort of your living room. Hours are flexible, and the business is operational 24 hours a day, all year round. No matter how small your business is, if you set it up correctly, you can compete with the big boys.
Before embarking on an e-business venture, it is very important that you very clearly define your objectives. Take your time brainstorm with family and friends. Find out what’s really important to you, and then find a business that you can build that will help you achieve those objectives. Starting a business, online or offline is serious business. Without adequate preparation in defining your objectives, researching for the best business for you, and then developing an adequate business plan, you are asking for problems.
Would you prefer to work out of your home or have an outside office? Where you work is important too. For many, a major benefit of having an online business is the luxury of working from home. Another advantage is to work while you travel or from remote areas. Not all online businesses guarantee complete mobility and staying home, but you can decide on these critical lifestyle options before choosing which specific online avenue to pursue. It’s all up to you for a change.
If you already have a physical “bricks-and-mortar” business location, do you want to use the Web as a marketing outlet? There are many ways to run a successful online business. Traditional storefronts and catalogues can be mirrored on the Web site, which expands the sales capacity significantly, but you must make sure that there is enough inventory and internal organization to accept, fill, and deliver incoming orders. The other option if you have an existing bricks-and-mortar setup is to use the Web site as a responsive marketing force and information source for your business. The design and content should urge customers to come to your location and return to your site.
By Susan Sweeney.
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