When I was younger, okay a few years ago, I had imagined owning my own store. I had plans to make it a fun place to shop with a small play area for kids to play while their moms shopped. I imagined my kids being at the “office” with me playing in the back room or as they grew older helping in the store itself. But as the thought of owning my own business became a reality I realized that the best place for me to start was online. So three years ago I launched my online boutique. I’m happy with running an online business and my dreams of opening a brick and mortar store have faded. I now dream of opening more online shops and working from my home office while my kids play in the background.
I’m not the only one building stores with their keyboard, an article on Forbes.com by Sramana Mitra says that people are no longer looking to open up a store on main street instead they are turning to the web. Have you thought about opening up an online store? What’s holding you back?