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Lizapotter
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Hello there! Sorry if any of this feels skewed or out of place, but that pretty much sums up how things have been going for me, as of lately. I'm in the process of starting up my own ecommerce business and I was wondering if there was place online, for me to get assistance in setting up the business (or legal) side of things?

Most of what I've found on the internet is information on creating a business plan. I understand that business plans are helpful when presenting your idea to investors, but I have saved up enough money on my own to buy supplies, purchase a domain, and from what I believe… start this adventure all on my own.

I’ve heard tons of different things… suggestions flying from all corners. I called a lawyer one day and he told me that it was the law that we pay him, or somebody like him, to check over our website before our company opened. I guess with things such as “terms and conditions”, his services may be necessary after all? BUT I’ve also heard others say that wasn’t necessary, since internet regulations were different and I just need a business license. BUT how do business license change, if at all, if we’re referring to ecommerce?? I don’t know who or what to believe anymore?? I have read all sorts of things over the internet, a list of tricks such as people registering their businesses in states like Nevada and Delaware for tax purposes. I don't know if I need to go to either of these states to register in-person, what paperwork I’ll need and how it affects me, as an inconvenience, if my business does not operate out of either state (I’m in Virginia)???

There seems to be a lot of companies out there willing to help and I don’t know if any of it is worth it? I did find this one website, offering to file my business in Nevada, fill out the proper paperwork and get my “corporation” registered within a few days. Is this legit? Is it cheaper than hiring a lawyer??? Would I still need a lawyer? What are the effects of not having one?

I’m ready to go and probably inpatient but I don’t want to throw out tons of cash to a lawyer or website scam, only to later find there was a much cheap and practical approach.

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Topic starter Posted : 21/09/2009 5:41 am
megabucks
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

In my country, Nigeria, our lawyers and tax consultants are not yet vast with the internet. You pay your yearly tax based on your annual income. Why not see a tax consultant in your state to advice you.

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Posted : 23/09/2009 4:36 pm
mikemark
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

you need only money help and guided spot then you can move at any where

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Posted : 23/09/2009 5:20 pm
sover
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

Hello,
Please tell me what is ecommerce business?

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Posted : 26/09/2009 5:57 am
only4u
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

HELLO.

The development and expansion of the Internet has made business opportunities, once only available to the wealthy, available to nearly everyone. In the past, opening a business was a huge commitment in terms of finances and risk. Traditional business owners had to quit the their current jobs, obtain bank financing, and sign leases before they even made a penny. It’s easy to see why 95% of them failed within five years. Today, business opportunities are available to anyone willing to put in the time and effort to learn about the world of e-commerce. Best of all, you can start an e-commerce business with minimal funds and very little risk. This guide will take you though the steps necessary to start your own e-commerce business.

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Posted : 29/09/2009 8:43 am
Donetobuy
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

do you have product or services to sell, liz?

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Posted : 04/10/2009 9:28 am
Manage services
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

HELLO.

Thanks for the info.

Before settling on a business idea, scope out your would-be competitors. Visit their websites and compare the following:

· Professional Look & Feel

· Products and Services

· Search Engine Ranking

· Page Rank (Available on the Google Tool Bar)

· Keywords

· Back Links (how many sites link to them).

You’ll need to know your competitor’s websites inside and out. Spend some time exploring each one. This will give you an idea of what you’re up against. Keep in mind, that your website will need to be equally as professional or better than theirs. Don’t worry if you don’t think you have the technical skills necessary to create a professional website. The use of

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Posted : 06/10/2009 6:51 am
jessica34
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

Thanks Rillida thats a great Post Which You have Shared With us,Keep Sharing such a Useful and Informative Post With us

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Posted : 01/11/2009 11:09 am
jennifer34
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

Here I'm Sharing With You Some Of The Point which You have ToKeep in Mind Before Starting a New E-Commerce business.:
The type of structure you choose for your business requires the same analysis you would go through for any business. First, do some research into the various forms of legal and tax business structures available. Your business can be a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a limited liability partnership, an LLC, or an S or C corporation. Each has different legal and tax consequences that you should be sure you understand. You can talk to an accountant and a lawyer, or you can take the risks of doing the research and formation on your own and then fix mistakes later when your business has enough revenues.

In most cases, you should pick a structure that gives your business a separate legal and tax identity from yourself. This allows you to be sure that for tax and legal purposes, the money and acts of your business are separate from your own. For example, if the users of your dating service sue you because a fellow user posted libelous information and you lose, the company's assets can be taken, but not your personal assets; the losses from the lawsuit would be deducted on your company's tax statements, not your personal one. A sole proprietorship means that a person does business as himself--which means that legally and for tax purposes, you are one entity. Many businesses start as sole proprietorships and then change their structure later.

If you plan to seek capital from outside parties, as many e-commerce businesses do, the preferred entity of most investors and VCs is the C corporation, which is the standard corporation formed. LLCs, Limited Partnerships and other entities are not favored due to the variation in rules between states and because they lack the legal structure of shareholders, a board of directors and officers, which are standard components of investment. If you have less than 35 shareholders, you'll probably want to elect to be an S corporation for tax purposes. You must file the election form 2553 within a short time after incorporating, so be sure to check with the IRS regarding the filing and the deadlines. If you need to expand beyond 35 shareholders in the future, you can change your tax status back to a C corporation to do so.

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Posted : 13/11/2009 10:54 am
Parkin
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

Thanks following steps is most important for starting ecommerce business:

  • First of all you need to analyze the market
  • The second step to creating your own e-commerce business is to find you niche.
  • Examine your hobbies and interests for potential business ideas.
  • You may also consider opening a business that is similar to your current job.
  • Now that you have a few business ideas, it is time to research the demand.
  • Before settling on a business idea, scope out your would-be competitors. You will need to know your competitors websites inside and out.

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Posted : 09/12/2009 11:11 am
barry123
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

Hello Friends.....

Tips for starting a ecommerce business

1.Research the demand for your product.

2.Choose a good domain name.

3.Create a good website.

4.Find a website host.

5.Advertise yourself

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Posted : 15/12/2009 7:15 am
jackwilson
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

Hi, please elaborate what the business exactly is, it would be very useful for many others like me who want to start a new business.

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Posted : 21/12/2009 5:27 am
mikehussy1990
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

The product and service when you going to launch online and maintaining your accounts online, then this business is treated as e commerce business. so if you any product then develop a web site relates to your business and start please,

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Posted : 27/12/2009 3:39 pm
jonyadison22
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

Here I am sharing some e-commerce business tips. The first step to creating your own e-commerce business is to find you niche. Examine your hobbies and interests for potential business ideas. If you love soccer, consider selling soccer supplies or team uniforms online. You may also consider opening a business that is similar to your current job. For example, as a nurse you may know a lot about medical supplies and how hospitals obtain them. You could start a medical supply business. Your contacts and industry knowledge could give you an advantage over a competitor who does not know the inner-workings of hospitals the way you do.You’ll need to know your competitor’s websites inside and out. Spend some time exploring each one. This will give you an idea of what you’re up against. Keep in mind, that your website will need to be equally as professional or better than theirs. Don’t worry if you don’t think you have the technical skills necessary to create a professional website. The use of professional website templates will be explained later.
While you’re researching your competitors, check to see if the products you intend to sell are sold at large department stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon.com. It is very difficult for a small business to compete with these large companies because the profit margins are extremely low. You’ll need to sell products that are in demand, but aren’t sold by corporate giants.
In order to conduct business, you need to establish a business entity and obtain a sales tax ID. When you are registered as a legitimate business owner, it is time to open a business bank account

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Posted : 28/12/2009 5:24 am
joeforest
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Re: Help in starting ecommerce business?

Thanks Rillida that is a great Post Which You have Shared With us,Keep Sharing such a Useful and Informative Post With us.

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