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Building an E-Commerce Business


Since the inception of the internet, the way business gets done has dramatically changed. With just a few hours of time, you can set up an online shopping cart and begin selling to the world. As this trend continues to increase, your small business is competing for sales on the web, whether you realize it or not.

Making the leap to sell your products or services online might be the next step in growing your business. The Small Business Administration offers many resources on steps and strategies of e-commerce.

Here are just a few questions to consider when thinking about selling online:

If you’re selling products instead of services, here are a few other considerations:
  • What cost is associated with shipping the products?
  • How are you going to display your product online? Photos? Videos?
  • How will you manage your product inventory?

If you need help with creating and managing your E-Commerce website for your Iowa based company, check out these organizations from our Resource Navigator who can help:


Need additional assistance?
Reach out to the Business Concierge - They can help you research and find local organizations who specialize in business building and managing E-Commerce websites.