Launching new businesses

So we’re in the midst of launching a new business, which not surprisingly takes a lot of time. It’s amazing what you need to get done to get a new business up. Here’s the various areas that need work just to get going:

  • Business name
  • Domain name
  • Business logo
  • Dedicated IP address & Server
  • SSL Key
  • Merchant account
  • Sourcing of distributors
  • Website with Shopping Cart
  • Site Design
  • Upload of product information including description & images

And that’s just to get the site launched without any optimisation.  We get to skip a few steps too like Canada Post / Shipping options because we’ve got an existing ecommerce business.