Low Cost and Quick to Start E-Commerce and Internet Businesses Leesburg VA

Graphic designers supply business owners, promotional products companies, organizations, professionals, and/or consumers with designs for signs, web graphics, logos, promotional materials, presentations, film projects, special events, and other design needs. In starting out, solo designers often work on joint projects with other independent professionals while seeking their best niche markets.

Ken Systems, Inc
(703) 579-8098
2167 Astoria Cir 301
Herndon, VA
 
Web Teks Inc
(757) 578-4923
1435 Crossways Blvd
Chesapeake, VA
 
GDI Internet Partners
(757) 483-5934
3529 Forest Haven Ln
Chesapeake, VA
 
Business Technologies
(757) 549-2874
1025 Executive Blvd
Chesapeake, VA
 
Reynolds Web Solutions Automark
(757) 457-4700
863 Glenrock Rd
Norfolk, VA
 
Koves Technologies, LLC
(866) 241-7884
501 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA
 
Universal Media
(757) 305-9535
645 Church St
Norfolk, VA
 
Harris Directory Internet Data Client Service Cent
(757) 455-3472
6300 Center Dr
Norfolk, VA
 
Media Access Group
(757) 431-8722
484 Viking Dr 151
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Deviate Media
(703) 837-8188
900 N Stuart St
Arlington, VA
 

Low Cost and Quick to Start E-Commerce and Internet Businesses

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Bright Spots in a Down Economy
By Priscilla Y. Huff

History has shown that in every recession some industries actually increase, rather than decrease in sales and business activities. Internet sales and e-commerce companies are such examples. A recent U. S. Census Bureau report (Forrester Research, Inc.) predicts online retail sales will grow to 267.8 billion dollars by 2010. Many service-type businesses are also successfully finding new customers through their web sites. Here is a sampling of e-commerce business ideas from which you might choose to start or to inspire you to launch a unique one of your own.

∗∗Please note: Professional associations are primarily networking organizations and generally do not provide start-up information. Include a business-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope with any postal correspondence.

1. Customized Graphic Designs

Graphic designers supply business owners, promotional products companies, organizations, professionals, and/or consumers with designs for signs, web graphics, logos, promotional materials, presentations, film projects, special events, and other design needs. In starting out, solo designers often work on joint projects with other independent professionals while seeking their best niche markets.
Success Tips: Experience, education, and/or training in graphic design will qualify you and help you decide a business specialization. Utilize a well-written business plan and invest in high-quality technology and software. Maximize Internet marketing opportunities to attract customers. Build a strong customer base by providing quality service, products, and specialized customer service.
Suggested Resources
∗Graphic Artists Guild - www.gag.org - ethics; pricing handbook.∗Start & Run a Graphic Design Business by Michael Huggins.

2. Computer Support Online
Computer consultants help business owners and professionals stay productive and save money by keeping their office technology running efficiently; plus assist clients in choosing the best hardware and software for their needs. With online support, clients can get your help 24-7, receive regular tips, and participate in your online classes or webinars.
Success Tips: Market with direct mailings to local businesses, schools, and organizations and through your interactive web site. Send regular e-zines to clients and reward their referrals. Network with other computer consultants for referrals, leads, and to call on if you should need their additional expertise.
Suggested Resources
∗Independent Computer Consultants Association - www.icca.org/ - chapters, membership referrals. ”Getting Started as an Independent Computer Consultant” by Mitch Paioff.

3. E-Publishing: Blogs, E-Books, and E-Newsletters
Many major magazine and book publishers reject writers’ book proposals, because their potential readership is too small to be profitable. With the Internet, writers can reach niche readers with ...

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