A Guide to Creating an Online Business

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					This guide is designed to assist individuals who are interested in starting an online
business. It provides the steps to creating an online business and answers frequently
asked questions regarding this subject matter. Some of the topics addressed by this
guide include choosing a business structure, web hosting, picking a domain name,
devising a marketing plan, and online business regulations. The guide also lists some
of the advantages and disadvantages of internet business. This document is an
insightful resource for anyone who is creating an online business or interested in
learning more about the process.




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Contents
How to use this guide:......................................................................................................... 3
Do I need a lawyer? ............................................................................................................ 3
How do I find a reputable lawyer? ...................................................................................... 3
Frequently asked questions ................................................................................................. 4
What are the steps to creating an online business? ........................................................... 11
What are the fees? ............................................................................................................. 12
Advantages and Disadvantages of Internet Business: ...................................................... 13




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HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE:


We all love the idea of being our own boss. Since the inception of the internet, hundreds
of thousands of people have taken the leap to create their own business online. But
where do you begin? This guide will help educate the reader about online business and
answer some frequently asked questions. This guide is not a substitute for legal advice.
Should you have any questions or concerns always consult a lawyer.


DO I NEED A LAWYER?


Generally speaking, you do not need a lawyer to start an online business. That is not to
say of course, that the new entrepreneur should not educate themselves on various aspects
of starting a business so they go in with their eyes wide open. Depending on the
complexity of your business concept, it may be wise to speak with a lawyer.


HOW DO I FIND A REPUTABLE LAWYER?


If you have decided to retain a lawyer, you will want to find a firm and lawyer with
plenty of experience and a great track record. Make sure that you find a lawyer that deals
with landlord tenant law. The legal field is vast, and a lawyer needs to be specialized in a
particular field. Some lawyers may take any type of case just to keep the money coming
in, but they are not necessarily well versed in one particular subject.


Check your phone book, the internet, your local bar association or word of mouth to get
the names of a few good lawyers. Most will meet for you the first time for free. Use this
time to interview them. What is their experience, how much do they charge, and what
can you expect by hiring them?




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Description: This guide is designed to assist individuals who are interested in starting an online business. It provides the steps to creating an online business and answers frequently asked questions regarding this subject matter. Some of the topics addressed by this guide include choosing a business structure, web hosting, picking a domain name, devising a marketing plan, and online business regulations. The guide also lists some of the advantages and disadvantages of internet business. This document is an insightful resource for anyone who is creating an online business or interested in learning more about the process.
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