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How to Create a Million-Dollar Business in 5 Easy Steps

How to Create a Million-Dollar Business in 5 Easy Steps

Over the weekend, Tim Ferriss posted an extremely useful article by Noah Kagan, an entrepreneur who built two multi-million dollar online businesses before turning 28. Noah was employee #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint, he helped create Gambit, and most recently co-founded  AppSumo. He's really smart, and the article is spreading like wildfire across the internet.


Noah's article is a step-by-step guide on how to create a million dollar online store. It's equipped with practical advice, screenshots, and a contest that's open to all Shopify Build-A-Business competitors. Read it here.

The Prize

  • $1,000 credit from AppSumo.com
  • Roundtrip flight to Austin, Texas, to have "the most delicious tacos in the world" with Noah Kagan

Here's how to win: Whoever starts a new online business and generates the most profit (not just revenue) by October 8th, 2011 will win. If you're competing in our Build-A-Business Contest, it will be your increase in profit over the next 2 weeks vs. the prior 2 weeks. If you want to share some taco's with Noah, you'll have to prove your profit or profit increase, so please read all the contest details at the bottom of Kagan's post. 

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6 Free Online Tools Every Business Owner Should Know About

6 Free Online Tools Every Business Owner Should Know About

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Often short on time, sleep, and money, new business owners need all the help they can get.

Thankfully, there’s no shortage of free online tools designed to help streamline and simplify day-to-day tasks. By taking advantage of these resources and improving your workflow, you’ll get more done, and spend less while you do it.

Below is a list of our favorite free tools for new business owners.

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Why Your Ecommerce Store Needs a Business Plan (and How to Write One)

Why Your Ecommerce Store Needs a Business Plan (and How to Write One)

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If your first thought when hearing the words "business plan" is "yuck", then you're not alone.

For most people, the thought of writing a business plan brings up painful memories of past homework assignments and many online store owners view them as something only "real world" businesses and Silicon Valley startups need.

And lets face it, there's all that fun marketing stuff you could be doing like taking product photos, writing blog posts and opening social media accounts.

But the truth is, the fun stuff will only be meaningful if you build your business on a strong foundation.

And that's where writing a simple business plan comes in.

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How to Get Started with Google Places for Business

How to Get Started with Google Places for Business

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Did you know that according to Google 97% of consumers search for local businesses online?

And that every month in the U.S. 13.7 billion searches are performed in Google and of those 20% are related to location?

If you operate a brick and mortar store in addition to your online store then these numbers should demonstrate just how important local search is for your business.

Luckily Google wants to help you take advantage of this potential traffic with Google Places, their local search product for small business owners.

In this post we'll look at how to create your free Google Places listing so your business can start getting more visitors both in-store and online.

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Ecommerce Business Blueprint: How To Build, Launch And Grow A Profitable Online Store

Ecommerce Business Blueprint: How To Build, Launch And Grow A Profitable Online Store

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Starting an ecommerce business is hard work with many steps and decisions that need to come together at the right time. To help, we have put together a comprehensive resource list, compiled from Shopify's most popular blog posts. These posts have been placed into a logical order based on how you would research, build, launch and grow a profitable ecommerce business.

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Tim Ferriss Wants to Promote Your Business

Tim Ferriss Wants to Promote Your Business

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Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, is giving Shopify merchants the opportunity to extend their reach to considerable measures.

Do you have a business that was inspired or deeply affected by The 4-Hour Workweek, that’s generating more than $1,000 per month? If you're willing to give specific details of lessons learned, Tim wants to potentially include you in his next big publishing project. This type of opportunity will produce major PR and huge jumps in traffic and revenue. 

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How to Create a Press Kit That Gets Publicity for Your Business

How to Create a Press Kit That Gets Publicity for Your Business

Getting your business or product featured in a major publication or website can be huge. Imagine the largest publication in your industry or a local news affiliate giving you free press. Now imagine the kind of exposure and traffic this would bring to your business.

How can business owners make it easy for websites, magazines and publishers to want to publish content talking about your business?

With a press kit.

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How to Create Your First Online T-Shirt Store (Without Worrying About Inventory and Shipping)

How to Create Your First Online T-Shirt Store (Without Worrying About Inventory and Shipping)

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Not only are they a classic piece of casual wear, but t-shirts are a blank canvas for artists and entrepreneurs alike. Because of this, selling t-shirts online has become a very popular business choice.

The good news is that online t-shirt stores are relatively inexpensive and quick and easy to set up. The bad news is the competition will be stiff and the margins can be small, so in order to be successful with your new t-shirt brand, you have to make the right decisions from the get go.

In this video, we’ll go through the entire process of starting an online t-shirt business. We’ll go over strategy, t-shirt and print quality, as well as creating and mocking up your designs.

And then we’re going to show you step by step, the easiest, most cost-effective way to get your online t-shirt store up and running without having to deal with any upfront inventory costs, minimum orders, or even shipping and fulfillment.

I’ll be starting a store from scratch so I can show you just how easy it is to get up and running. So, follow along and by the end of this video, you too will have created a beautiful online t-shirt store, even if you have no design or coding experience.

 

 

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You Inc. The Benefits & Costs of Incorporating Your Business

You Inc. The Benefits & Costs of Incorporating Your Business

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Many new online business owners aren't sure if they should incorporate, what their business structure options are, what incorporation might mean for the business, or even what they need to do to form a company.

This guide is a 'company formation 101' and will explain the benefits and disadvantages of incorporating, lay out the various options you have to officially form a business in the United States, and give you a few easy first steps. 

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