Thinking of starting your own business? For many mums, starting your own business is a great way to combine motherhood with work. Read on for some tips to consider to ensure you are utterly organised when starting your business.
Consider what to sell
Whether you want to sell furnishings for home or clothing for kids, make sure you do your homework when identifying potential customers, and how to reach them. It really helps to have a coach or someone familiar with the business to give you a hand.
Along with making sure your website is ideal, ensure you’re up-to-date on all the marketing tools available. Whether you use email marketing, Twitter or Facebook or a combination of these, utilise all opportunities available to get yourself and your products out there. Starting a blog may also be beneficial as you’re sure to gain social media followers if yours is any good.
Keep your online business secure
With utilising online marketing and the opportunity to sell your goods online you need to ensure your customers are shopping securely.
There are a number of e-commerce platforms available for you to choose from either as a solution to your entire website or simply to provide the e-commerce functionality of your online business. The research you do in connection with choosing a platform is a crucial step in ensuring that you have the least amount of worry possible when it comes to fraud.
Keep track of your accounts
This is one of the most important aspects of running a business online that many people sometimes overlook. Make sure you keep track of time and overheads; investing in accounting software is always a good idea and will make your life a lot easier when it comes to calculating costs and budgets.
While starting and running your own business can be hard work, if you stand by your products you make it seem less like work and more like fun. As with any job if you truly enjoy what you’re doing the work will be more fulfilling and rewarding overall, so don’t get bogged down by stress and paperwork, take time to have fun and truly enjoy the work that you’re doing.
Are you a Mum with your own small business? If so, please feel free to comment below and share the link to your Site and let us know what you do so we can check it out. As a Mum with a small business myself, I love to be able to support other fellow WAHM's!