If you are thinking about an Internet business idea, you’re not alone. Internet or online businesses are some of the most frequently searched on Bplans.com. From strictly Internet stores to websites to complement physical stores and companies to eBay-like auction sales, business ideas on how to start an Internet business are one of our most frequently searched startup category.
What business idea is right for you? The best business for you is one you love and to which you are prepared to make a major commitment. Perhaps it is an Internet business idea.
Many small-business owners describe starting a new business as more demanding than having a new baby – you have to be prepared to give it your full energy, time, and attention at any time of the day or night.
Each section below includes sample business plans, business-planning tools, startup kits, and other online resources that are specific to this business idea, and can help you turn your idea into a reality.
Sample Internet and Online Business Plans
We have over 500 different sample plans, in many industry categories. Some are pure-play (exclusively Internet businesses), and some brick-and-mortar (businesses with a physical storefront or office and websites) and 125 of these plans can be read in full online. See the full list of sample plans.
Start an Internet Business Resource Page
Our start-an-Internet business page contains a variety of resources and other tools that will help you effectively write an Internet business plan and get your Web business online.
Other Internet Business Articles
This Bplans.com page, Running an Online Business, contains many articles and tools to help you develop business plans for your Internet business, marketing your e-business, legal issues, and improving your website.
Business Startup Articles
No matter which direction you are thinking about pursuing, the following articles give you general tips and strategies to help you get started with your business idea.
The Right Business for you by Nolo
If you want to work for yourself, but don’t have a particular business in mind, you’re probably wondering what kind of business you should start. Fortunately, the answer is always the same: start a venture you know…
Top 15 Questions from SCORE
Research of successful entrepreneurs has documented that successful small business people have certain common characteristics…
Business Startup Strategy
…would-be entrepreneurs do a business plan. As a result of completing the plan you will be much better prepared and know whether or not your business idea is feasible…
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