Does your reselling business need its own website?
I’m almost always recommending business owners to get their own website. Almost. Key word there. The thing about advice is that there’s never a one-size-fits-all. So what about resellers?
Resellers: someone who purchases inventory at retail (specifically inventory not purchased at wholesale with a wholesale agreement) or secondhand to then “flip:” sell it again at a profit.
Quick answer: I say no. You don’t need your own website. Cue disbelief. “What?! How can you call yourself a business coach?! EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS A WEBSITE”.
Take a deep breath and let me walk it through with you.
The last thing you want to think about is taxes, am I right? But like it or not, taxes are a part of life. If you’re a normal American, you might be able to get by only doing them once a year. But as a small business owner, you’re doing them not once but up to five times a year. And unfortunately that little truth alone will scare many would-be-business owners into not going into business.
DO NOT LET TAXES SCARE YOU. I’m going to help you take the fear out of taxes. Once you remove the fear, it’ll just be another easy peasy regular task that you do because you’re a responsible business owner. Ready? Let’s do this.
Part of my job as a small business coach is to help you avoid pitfalls and traps when I see them. There’s a new scam targeting small business owners that you need to know about, especially if you sell products! Scammers have tried this not once, not twice, but three times on me in recent memory. I’ll tell you what you need to know about these scams, how to spot them, and how to foil their scheme.
You’ve seen them around. You’ve gotten plenty of party invites. And you might be even envious of someone on social media bragging about this new life changing opportunity. Yes, friends, I’m talking about MLMs. So let’s dig into it. Attending a party is one thing, but is jumping into a multi-level marketing company a good business move?
As small business owners, we’re oftentimes wearing too many hats and filling too many roles. We’re not only the CEO, we’re also completing tasks within product development, customer service, tech support, marketing, and general operations. It’s too much for any single person to do!
Today I’m spilling the beans on one of my best kept secrets. It’s automation, my friends! As a solo-prenuer, I simply would not be able to run my business if it wasn’t for automation.
Automation allows you to set certain tasks on autodrive within your business. You’re likely already using some type of automation in your business without realizing it. If you’re a product based business, automation is when your customer gets a confirmation email without you lifting a finger. If you’re a service based business, automation is when your client gets a text reminder before their appointment. Many software and services you subscribe to already have built in automation like this. But what happens when you want to do more? Previously you would have to know how to code and to create the tasks that you wanted, but not anymore! You don’t have to know how to code thanks to my favorite automation solution, Zapier!
Hey! I'm Christine, I'm an entrepreneur and small business owner who has learned by trial and error. I write helpful articles that help you take your next steps in business. Occasionally I like to mix things up and dash in a bit of lifestyle topics. Thanks for being here!