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.
Etsy boasts over 40 million shoppers. With those kind of numbers, you are probably contemplating if you should hop on the Etsy train. Many successful business owners have started their business on Etsy. Even today Etsy is a great platform to start your business on!
In my last post “The Two Keys to Improving your Online Presence” I told you that the two most important parts about improving your online presence are making yourself easy to find and easy to understand. I gave you some general tips and a “master list” of different things that you could do to help your business standout online. One of the places you can improve your business' online presence is on Facebook.
I’m starting with Facebook because you are most likely pretty familiar with the platform already. You probably even have a business page set up on Facebook. So let’s talk about how to improve it!
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!