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:

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…

What To Sell Online: 10 Interesting Product Ideas Trending Right Now

With thousands of products available to sell online, narrowing one down can be overwhelming. Recently, we learned eight strategies for finding your first product and in our last post we discovered ten places entrepreneurs go to find product ideas. Since then, we've gone through all of those resources ourselves and have selected…

The 10 Best Places Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Go To Find Product Ideas

Coming up with a great idea for a product to sell online will occasionally strike when you least expect it. Many times though, it’s something you need to be proactively on the lookout for. The internet contains a wealth of ideas and inspiration, but as a new entrepreneur, where do…

What to Sell Online: 8 Strategies for Finding Your First Product

For new entrepreneurs, deciding to start an online business is exciting but it’s also new terrain that can be intimidating and difficult to navigate. One of the biggest challenges aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs face is figuring out what to sell online - whether it’s a single product or multiple products that…

6 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Flappy Bird (R.I.P.)

Regardless of where you turn or what website and social network you find yourself on, it’s unavoidable to come across a mention of “Flappy Bird” right now. What started as another indie-game project by a lone developer in Vietnam has managed to become a global sensation causing an unbelievable amount…

50 Ways to Make Your First Sale

You've got a product. You've taken product photos and written product descriptions. You've designed your website, populated it with great content and launched it to the world. Now what? Now it's time to sit back and watch the traffic and sales come flooding in, right? If only it were that…

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