Question by Jmo: Starting an online business from home – questions?
Hi, I’m looking to start a small business from home. I will need to create a website with commerce capability to allow customers to place orders on some products. My questions are: 1. How do I go about doing this – which vendors are recommended to start a small business website – hosting/building? Or how can I build my own site (don’t know anything about web developement). 2. How do I go about copyrights and protecting my online business from competitors? 3. How do I go about implementing payment vehicles to allow customers to pay? 4. What else should I be aware of or look into?
Answer by Lucky Me
Create a website at GoDaddy.com (Website Tonight) and use PayPal.com to receive payments.
Don’t worry about anyone stealing your idea. If it’s an innovative product or improvement to a current product – then you need a patent. File a provisional patent at the US Patent and Trademark Office. Protect the name with a Trademark.
Print and copyright the website pages.
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