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Misconceptions About Starting an Online Business


Thanks to the internet it is very easy and convenient to start a business from the luxury of your home or office.

Starting an online business is a boon for entrepreneurs who want to invest their time and money and maximize the opportunities available to them to reap profits. However, if you plan to start an online business you need to care about some misconceptions and need to work around them to maximize your profits:

Online business can start without any plan

If this is what you think you need to restructure your thoughts because a proper business plan is required for any business to be successful and which goes for an online start-up as well. Every business needs a plan with clear goals, strategies, and timeframe within which the results will be achieved. You should conduct extensive research to find out if there is any market for your product.

The business plan should include the following elements:

Executive Summary – This should include a description of your company, the purpose of its formation, and goals to be achieved.

Overview of the Market – It consists of a brief synopsis of a commercial or industrial market, your competitors, and the market trends which may affect your business currently or in the near future.

Marketing Plan and Strategy – This should include how you plan to promote your products and services and the strategy you will adopt to achieve these results.

Management Plan – This should consist of details about your company’s management team and its operational structure.

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT STARTING AN ONLINE BUSINESSA lot of funds is required to start a business

It is a general understating that all businesses need capital for various activities like marketing and hiring staff etc.

However, a general perception is that you need to have substantial funds to set up a business is not true in the case of online businesses. Regardless of this fact one needs to be prepared to invest small amounts in website design and maintenance, domain name registration and logo design and development and graphics for the stationary, etc to give the business a distinct identity.

Business expertise is required

One myth about starting a business is that one needs to have hands-on experience in running a business however truth is that business is all about taking risks.  For a business to succeed, it is important to have some working knowledge of fundamental business principles. If you have made up your mind of starting an online business then make sure that you acquire some relevant experience and gain some new set to skills in order to succeed.

No technical knowledge is needed to run an online business

Another myth surrounding an online business is that you don’t need to be a technical wizard to succeed in it. This is not the case, one needs to gain technical knowledge in order to manage and succeed in online business. One has to learn basic things like handling the backend of one’s e-commerce website to know how to set up virtual meetings and webinars and how to optimize content for SEO etc. All these things will go a long way in developing and making your online business a success.

Starting an online business can be both an easy and a difficult task depending upon the activity you choose. If you are planning to start an online business make sure that you are fully prepared for it and have done extensive research before venturing into it.

Also read more on : Top 5 Online Business Opportunities to Opt in Dubai

If you have any query related to starting an online business in Dubai or anywhere across the UAE then please feel free to contact us at +971 4 4542366 or mail your query at info(at)flyingcolour(dot)com.

*Please note that this article has been published on 03/17/2021 per the federal policies and updates at the time of writing. For the latest info please talk to our consultant.

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