Get the Guide: What to Do After You Found an E-Commerce Startup

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So: you’ve founded your first e-commerce startup. That’s very exciting! But what comes now?

Some of what comes next is obvious: you’ll launch your storefront, determine your channels, connect with your audience, build your loyal customer base. But there’s a number of less-obvious things as well. 

It’s not enough just to offer great products and engage your future brand fans – you also need to manage back office functions like bookkeeping and payroll, stay on top of your taxes, monitor your business’s financial vitals, and use that information to plan for a successful future. If you don’t have a background with some (or any) of those things, it can be hard to know where to start.

Fortunately, we wrote a guide to help with that.

So You’ve Founded an E-Commerce Startup is designed to help you get what you need to build a strong financial foundation at your new e-commerce startup. The guide is broken down into five chapters, to help you easily find what you need to know:

  1. The Fundamentals: The basics to starting your business off on the right foot, including best practices around accounting, payroll, and more.
  2. How to Read Your Financial Statements: A detailed overview of the information in your main financial statements, including clear, easy-to-follow examples.
  3. How to Set Up a Budget: What goes into building a good e-commerce budget, and how it can help you improve your decisionmaking.
  4. Managing Your Business Taxes: Beyond just sales tax, this chapter looks at various types of business taxes, which ones might apply to you, and what you’ll need to file.
  5. Measuring the Health of Your Business. An overview of the most common metrics for understanding how your e-commerce business is performing, and how to use them to improve.

Download the guide for free, and don’t forget that we’re always here if you have questions.

Laura Knight

Laura is a Silicon Valley native with over a decade of experience writing on business and technology topics. She currently leads content marketing for Pilot.

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