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Starting Your Own Online Business: All you need to know to start a successful online business [Paperback]

Kim Benjamin
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15 July 2009
Taking you step-by-step through each stage of the start-up process, this comprehensive guide will not only help you get your online venture off the ground, but also teach you how to make it a success. It’s crammed with practical advice from people who’ve been there and done it, including clothing site ASOS, moneysupermarket.com and the eponymous Google, as well as a number of smaller sites. It’s easy to read and covers all the key issues to help make your online venture thrive. We guide you through crucial aspects of starting up, including: What it’s really like to run a business online; How do you actually make money?; What technical equipment you’ll need, and where to find it; What licenses you need and how to get them; Finding good suppliers; Using search engines and marketing your site; How to make sure customers return. Startups.co.uk is the UK’s most popular website for small businesses. Launched by a successful entrepreneur, it has been helping people start their own business since 2000, and now assists over 300,000 people every year. One of its most popular features are its short guides to setting up a specific business which have been expanded in these stand-alone books.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Crimson Publishing (15 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854584782
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854584786
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 584,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Want to start an online business? When thinking about online business , internet giants like eBay, Google and Amazon spring to mind. Their success is proof that the internet provides a lucrative route to market; be it in retail, web-based subscriptions and services, or advertising. It is still an exciting, fast-growing business environment full of great opportunities for start-ups.

Whether you're looking for a flexible business opportunity for yourself or you re an ambitious entrepreneur in search of the next big thing, this book is for you. Drawing on the expertise of the UK s most popular small business website, startups.co.uk, and successful internet entrepreneurs, we show how you can turn the power of the world wide web into a fabulous new business.

With practical advice from asos, moneysupermarket and Google, this book will help you:
  • Identify your market
  • Raise start-up finance
  • Design your website
  • Set up a secure payment facility
  • Find good suppliers
  • Drive people to your site
  • Make sure your customers return


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2.0 out of 5 stars Hastily put together. 30 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
I put this down and went in search of something better the second time the book started talking about a concept without explaining it. For example the book starts to talk about USP's as if you should know what these are. A quick google helps but surely this should be explained. A chapter later the book refers to using "proxies" in your business plan without telling you what they are. Add to this the poor sub editing and you get the sense this was a book rushed into publication. Perhaps it gets better but I'm not giving it a third chance.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Advert for e-bay 12 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
As an e-entrepreneur I can't really recommend this book unless your horizons are limited to opening an e-bay shop using Sage Pay.

So much for the diversity and creativity of the Web
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, comprehensive guide 27 July 2010
By atomick
Format:Paperback
A comprehensive and easy to read guide to setting up an online business. Includes tips, references and advice from currently successful entrepreneurs. A great reference tool for now and as your business develops.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Starting Your Own Online 2 April 2011
By Dee
Format:Paperback
This book is excellent and I would encourage anyone who wants to start an online business to ensure you purchase. I did not realise that there are so many things to think about when starting your own online business.
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