How do I get the best suppliers for my new online venture?

1:00AM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | Michael Fox

There are no shortcuts to finding good suppliers – do the research, build the relationships and always have a back-up.

Should I branch out to start another business or stick to what I know?

3:52PM | Monday, 28 March 2011 | Michael Fox

If you are to diversify, stick with a product that you sell to your existing customer base and that can fit within your brand.

How can I identify my competitive advantage?

2:01PM | Monday, 14 February 2011 | Michael Fox

You need to analyse the elements of your business and decide which of them provides the edge over your competition.

Exactly what overheads will I save with my online retail shop compared to a bricks and mortar store?

2:35PM | Thursday, 3 February 2011 | Michael Fox

It's certainly much cheaper to launch an online retail store compared with a physical store, and there are significant cost savings to be made… But there are also some disadvantages.

I'm looking to source a product from China. Do you have any tips for me?

1:01PM | Friday, 7 January 2011 | Michael Fox

Finding a good supplier who can provide exactly the sort of product you're looking for is a critical step for an online retail business.

I’m finding it hard to sum up the proposition of my business in a short, snappy way. Help!

12:40PM | Thursday, 9 December 2010 | Michael Fox

Keeping your pitch short, snappy and to the point is critical for getting your message across and getting buy-in from these key groups of people you'll be working with.

How can my website take payments from overseas?

11:01PM | Thursday, 18 November 2010 | Michael Fox

There’s definitely an advantage in being able to accept payments in multiple currencies if you’re looking to sell your product overseas.

What can I do to help turn my idea into commercial reality?

10:42PM | Thursday, 14 October 2010 | Michael Fox

Speaking with your target customer and testing your product on them will provide you with invaluable feedback.