Online Business Benefits Pt 1

This post was written by Tony-Online on March 20, 2010
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When you have your own Online Business (OB), you have benefits that put your business in a category distinctly separate from a Bricks and Mortar (B&M) business. In order for you to realize what these benefits are and how they distinguish your online business from a B&M, I’m going to go over some of the obvious and a few of the less obvious.

Mobility
A B&M business is located in a fixed location, it has no mobility so, if it turns out to be a poor location or if the area it is located undergoes an economic decline, you are toast and there is nothing you can do to turn the situation around in your favor.

An OB, however, is located anywhere and everywhere and is not subject to anything like the issues facing a B&M business. It is not a business where you have to stand behind a counter all day long waiting on customers that come in your door.

Online, you don’t need to be available. You can set up a facility which enables visitors to your website to get answers to any questions they have on a web page you provide listing answers to frequently asked questions. You may also enable customers to submit any questions not answered on your website by sending you an email detailing their question, one which you’ll answer by email within 24 hours.

Geographic Location
Again, a B&M business is in a permanent place. You can only leave it to take care of personal activities, take a vacation, to obtain education such as a seminar if, you have someone else to take over in your place, or are willing to close the B&M business during your absence. Neither of these may be possible nor advisable, especially when you are in a startup mode.

Having a B&M business can be like having a nail in your foot.

With an online business, you can operate it with nothing more than a computer, yours, or even one that you access in an internet café anywhere in the world. You have the freedom to attend to personal activities, take a vacation or even travel to educational seminars, etc.
The softwares and processes by which anyone can accomplish this are available in the marketplace for moderate costs
To be continued.

An original blog written by Tony Neilson and published at www.strategicbusinesscreationonline.com March 20/10

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