Next StepsSo, think hard before starting a retail venture. It is a lot of hard work with little return at the beginning and so you need to be looking to the medium/long term to decide on whether the business can work. However, owning your own business offers flexibility and it is exciting and thrilling when it goes right. There is also a wealth of information out there, especially regarding online marketing, which is so helpful for starting and growing your offering. There are many companies out there, but as an example, I’ve found Hubspot produce great free downloadable guides in their resources section that are easy to understand and put into practice. The shopify blog has also been great in offering business start up stories and articles about growing an online business.