View Full Version : Where to start an on-line business?

13-01-2005, 06:59 PM
Hi,I have a couple of questions.I would like to start an on-line business what would be wrought iron furniture.I am Hungarian and basically my Dad is going to make(already does it in Hungary) the furnitures,lamps,etc.The plan is to rent a storage space and sell the products on-line.But I have no idea whare to start.
Do you think is it going to be a problem to start this kind of business although I am not English/British?
Thank you very much for your help.

17-01-2005, 09:57 AM
Hi Movik,

I don't think it will be a problem that you are not English. What you really need to do is prove that their is a market for the products you wish to sell.

Before deciding whether or not to sell online, perhaps it would be worth attending a local arts and crafts fair, taking along some samples of your products, and seeing how well they sell. This will give you an idea about what people are buying and looking for at the moment.

You could also try to get some of your products sold in local shops.

You may find it helpful to contact your local Business Link (http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/directory?r.s=h), and/or Enterprise Agency (http://www.nfea.com/index.htm?page=find_lea.htm), to see if they offer any courses for people who are looking at setting up their own business (often these courses will be free of charge).