Free Resources for E-commerce Business Owners
Updated: Jul 12
When starting a business, the number one stressor is money. The adage is true, “you have to spend money to make money,” but a business can become more efficient by cutting spending in certain areas. When a company is in its infancy, one must continuously learn, looking for crucial information about the industry or market without spending millions on education year to year. How does one do this efficiently? You look for free resources. Thanks to the internet, many free resources help solve any business problems that may pop up. While multiple businesses have various issues to solve, a guide explicitly offers free resources for e-commerce businesses.
Social Media Examiner
Business Coach Instagram Feeds
Local Entrepreneur Groups
Board of Directors
Team Education Resources:
Entrepreneur Online Articles
National Business News
Customer Surveys (offer discounts to fill out)
Community Partners/Business Partners
The US government (international shipping)
Coursera (supply chain management courses)
DesktopShipper’s Favorite Free Resources:
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Networking: Informational Interviews or professional groups.
LinkedIn Educational Groups
Facebook Groups: They are usually run by companies and are industry-specific. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Start one!
Webinars: They’re free when companies sponsor them.
We all recognize that building a massive company is challenging without investing time to educate oneself, but half the battle is figuring out what and where to find support. Free resources are a great way to discover your industry's ins and outs, learn the lingo, and study businesses' stories from before you. Relying on free resources is not only a great way to gain perspective but also allows you to delegate your budget elsewhere.