How to Start a Business

The Shopify Ecommerce Blog has over 50 articles about starting a buisness and selling online. From learning how to incorporate a business to registering a trademark, we cover everything you need to know about starting your own business. Here are some recent posts that talk about creating your own company:

5 Strategies To Validate Your Product Ideas

Coming up with a product idea for your new online business can be difficult. More difficult still is building the confidence to make the jump and go through with your idea once you do have one. Will anyone care? Will anyone buy it? These are common questions you’ll ask yourself at some…

How to Come up with Your First Product Idea – Part 2 [Video]

For new entrepreneurs, deciding to start an online business is an exciting time but it's also new terrain and most aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs face the same problem. What should I sell online? Coming up with product ideas can be challenging but there are no shortage of opportunities. In part two…

How to Come up with Your First Product Idea – Part 1 [Video]

It's an exciting time to be an ecommerce entrepreneur. New businesses are being launched quickly and easily, and often times with minimal risk or initial investment. However, many aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs are running into the same problem. What should I sell online? Coming up with product ideas can be challenging…

The Definitive Legal Guide to Ecommerce

Whether you're starting a brand new business or you're an established company, taking your business online is a fantastic and exciting growth opportunity.In fact, there has never been a better time to start an ecommerce business.However, with all of the advantages an online business brings, there are also some complex…

Ten Mistakes I Made Running Two Online Stores (And How You Can Avoid Them)

This is a guest post by Shabbir Nooruddin, ecommerce entrepreneur and blogger over at Bootstrapping Ecommerce. Getting into ecommerce has been one of the best educational experiences of my life. The things that I've learned (and you're learning) by actually running a business are often things you won’t find in an MBA…

How To Start An Online T-Shirt Business: The Ultimate Guide

The t-shirt is a staple in casual wear and has been universally accepted by both men and women the last few decades. 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, online t-shirt businesses have…

Countdown To Launching Your Ecommerce Business

Things are getting exciting. You’ve carefully evaluated your product idea and finally found a product to sell online. After searching high and low you've found your supplier, ordered samples, and discovered that they're better than you could have expected. Finally, you’ve placed an order for your initial inventory and are just waiting for it to…

The Beginner's Guide to Ecommerce Shipping and Fulfillment

You control your customer's experience for the most part. You write the ads, you approve the images, you tweak your website and you write the emails. However once your product leaves your hands to be shipped to your customer you have now handed over your brand to the hands of…

Why You Should Fail (And How to Fail Well)

Most of us fear failure more than we fear almost anything else in the world.Failure is painful; we all know that. But failure is also useful. Failing is the best way for people to grow, because failing is the only way we really learn. It lets us know when we…

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