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Old 23rd April 2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

However, I have been reading a lot of threads in this forum, and it's about time I registered.

For some time I've had an idea for a website, a large website, a website that would attract a large sum of visitors daily and to be able to host a large amount of information. Now, i've explained my website to my dad and a friend of mine who has been helping me with the project, he is currently acquiring his computer science degree. They both think my idea could be a huge hit, so this summer i'm ready to take it to the next level.

I come to you guys for help with a Business Plan (would a website's business plan be different than a regular business plan?), and everything I need to do to present it to an investor. I want to do this on my own, and I would love all the tips/articles you all can give me!

Anyways, I'm off to Barnes and Nobles to find out some information there, I'm looking forward to hearing from maybe some of you..

thanks and good riddance !

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Old 24th April 2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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(would a website's business plan be different than a regular business plan?)
Hello,

It will be different for an online business but you should always treat your online business as you would an offline business. If you open a shop in a busy street you will always get customers walking through the door even if you do not promote but it takes a high investment. If you start a online business the investment is small but you will not get any visitors if you do not market your site.

Good luck with your goals!
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As far as the analysis such as the SWOT etc is concerned it will stay the same. But when it comes to metrics how to monitor and evaluate your implementation this will change.

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Old 24th April 2010, 11:44 AM   #4
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thanks both of you


alright so while writing the business plan i should really focus in on the marketing section? how so will the metrics change? and i see that your name is sequencehosting, i was wondering how many servers ( cost ) do you think it takes a site like... a YouTube meets Twitter meets Google meets Facebook would take to run?

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As regards writing the business plan, it would be a good idea to prepare it online. With these old fashion, offline tools, it would be tricky to add members to your project. But you probably like some other people to contribute on your plan (advisors, investors, partners). So with an online business plan tool, writing, collaborating and sharing is easy.


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alright so while writing the business plan i should really focus in on the marketing section? how so will the metrics change? and i see that your name is sequencehosting, i was wondering how many servers ( cost ) do you think it takes a site like... a YouTube meets Twitter meets Google meets Facebook would take to run?
For instance metrics will be based on visitors to your site, clickthrough rate etc

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alright so while writing the business plan i should really focus in on the marketing section? how so will the metrics change? and i see that your name is sequencehosting, i was wondering how many servers ( cost ) do you think it takes a site like... a YouTube meets Twitter meets Google meets Facebook would take to run?


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Starting with a great website business plan is extremely important for businesses especially for start-ups because they need to understand the rules of the highly competitive web-based economy. With a working business plan, you could learn how to start your business online, learn to avoid common pitfalls, and convert your small-scale business into large enterprises.

This is also a great source of competence and motivation for potential marketers. The Internet is just like any other platform where you need to under the target markets, niches with proper research and efforts. The strong determination will result in driving growth and you can be successful.

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When it comes to a great business idea then it demands a lot of efforts and energy. Most importantly, you need to perform research thoroughly and analyze your competitors to find the best business solutions. Check how are they working and excelling in the same field. Try to use the same parameters but more aggressively with a perfect marketing strategy.

Also, use the latest marketing tools instead of relying on old-fashioned tools to give little more weight to your business plan. This would be great If you can afford to take advice from expert website designers and developers to suggest the best business plan based on your needs and requirements.

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