This Week in Small Business: From eCommerce to Cash Flow

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This week on Bplans, we covered a few aspects of selling online, from setting up your online store to the legal issues surrounding shipping and delivery. We also discussed how to manage cash flow, the best apps for stylists, some great podcasts for entrepreneurs, and tips for naming your company.

1. Selling Your Goods In-Store Versus Selling Online: Legally, What’s the Difference? [Part 2]

In part two of our series on the legality of selling goods both online and in a brick-and-mortar store, we discuss the legal issues surrounding shipping and delivery of goods to your customers. Read up to make sure you’re protecting your business, and if you missed it, check out the first part of the article here.

2. 4 Must-Have Apps to Make It as a Beauty Professional

While there are plenty of apps that can make your life easier as a stylist, it’s harder to find great apps specifically made for beauty professionals. We rounded up the four top apps developed with stylists in mind, to help make running the business side of your operation easier.

3. Cash Flow 101: The Best Ways to Manage Cash Flow

The fourth installment in our Cash Flow 101 series, we discuss the importance of properly managing your cash flow, and tips to help you manage it better. From shopping around for the best deals from suppliers, to leasing instead of buying, we’ve covered several tips to help you manage your cash flow better.

4. 11 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

One of the best ways to learn about business is to learn from those with more experience. Podcasts are a great way to learn; plus, they can be listened to on the go—while commuting, working out, and so on. Give these great podcasts a listen and get inspired!

5. How to Name Your Company

Naming your business is one of the most important parts of starting your company, but it can be challenging to come up with the perfect name. We’ve got tips on how to brainstorm a great name for your business.

6. 4 Steps to Starting an Online Business

If you’re looking to sell online, you’ll need to decide how to go about setting up your storefront. Will you go the Etsy or eBay route, or set up your own eCommerce store? And what are the steps you’ll need to follow to get your store up and running? We go over the different options for online businesses, as well as the steps for setting up your online store.

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