Business PlanFirst and foremost, all businesses should have a business plan not only to initiate their new venture but also to reference year after year to see if they are indeed headed in the right direction and on the proper path. Within your business plan you will have to discover your audience, who are you targeting with your product or service? Your business plan will give the reader a run down of your complete business including very precise forecasts.Your MarketDo you market research! Don’t think that your idea isn’t already out there because in most cases it is. Perhaps add a twist to it that no other companies are doing, go the extra mile in customer service, give free shipping, offer weekly or monthly specials. Find your niche and be better than the rest. FinancingIt’s certainly going to cost you to get up and going. Be very precise with your forecasts and expect an additional 15 percent on your start–up costs because you will indeed come across charges that you did not expect. Do you have the funds yourself? Can you use your credit cards to get your going? Do you have family that will be so kind to assist you? Are you looking for a Small Business loan? Do you qualify for a government grant? Make sure this is all thought out before you open your website doors.Grand OpeningHere we go! Open with a flair, offer free shipping to the first 50 customers. Have an online Grand Opening coupon to let people know who you are and what you have to offer. Find a way to get your traffic as an attractive website doesn’t necessarily mean you will receive a lot of website hits.Research online marketing tips and tools and apply them to your business.