Reading all these topics and threads, I`ve learned a couple of things I think are really important.
- If you don`t have an excellent shopping cart right from the git-go, you`re probably going to have major headaches not too far down the road of an e-commerce site.
- A microbusiness can easily compete with the largest global enterprise on customer service. Communication with the customer is key. Good delivery, nice clean packaging, and a good product are important, but that personal communication is what a microbusiness can do that large companies struggle with.
- Do-it-yourself is great if you can do it yourself! That means BEFORE you go running off to learn how to do something you`ve never in your life attempted before, delegate! Your business is based on what you should already know how to make or the service you already know how to provide. You can either waste a lot of time learning an entirely new set of skills having little to do with your core business, or you can farm it out.