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:

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…

How To Find a Manufacturer or Supplier for Your Product Idea

If you've been reading our previous posts on finding niche ideas and evaluating products to sell online, you may have started coming up with some ideas of your own. This can be an interesting time for an entrepreneur as momentum begins to build and excitement grows the more you think about your idea. …

The 16-Step Guide to Evaluating the Viability of Any Product Idea

When it comes to building a highly profitable ecommerce business, choosing the right product is without a doubt the most important piece of the puzzle. A critical first step in making sure you’ve picked a winner is evaluating the market demand, competition and viability of the product itself. Get this…

How To Evaluate Market Demand For Your New Product Idea

Over the last few weeks we've been posting a series of articles to help you figure out what to sell online. In our first post in this series, we learned eight strategies for finding your first product, in the second post we discovered 10 places entrepreneurs go to find product ideas, finally…

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