The internet has democratized who can start a business because now all it takes is a website to get your company up and running. An e-commerce store is simply a website with added payment functionality to enable web users to make sales through your website. This is a very simple piece of code that will work in harmony with a pre-existing layout, helping you shift your goods without a physical store. There are, however, additional risks and considerations to make in relation to your e-commerce store. But don’t worry, this simple guide will take you through every element that needs to be considered.
Your clients will be submitting their data to your website in order to make purchases online, therefore it is essential that you invest in the best protection for your site. There are many ways to improve your website security and to ensure that its SQL is not violated in any way. An unsecured site can be damaging for your business should it be found in breach of data regulation.Continue reading
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Marko Sladič, founder of Hemptouch d.o.o.
Hemptouch is a Slovene independent CBD oil and skin care brand, specialized in making hemp-based therapeutic balms, wonderfully moisturizing face creams and skin-friendly shampoos and cleansers. Inspired by powerful Cannabis Sativa plant, Hemptouch’s therapeutic natural remedies soothe and calm different types of skin problems.
Hemptouch skin care products are 100% natural, free from artificial fragrances, silicones, parabens phthalates, sodium lauryl sulphate and other skin irritants, plus vegan to boot. Hemptouch CBD oil is the highest quality, CO2 extracted at low temperatures without any solvents or alcohol. Extracted from the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa) grown under strict EU regulation. Non-GMO, free from pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and parabens.
Silvija, co-founder of Hemptouch on their hemp field in a small village in Slovenia
Silvija, why did you and Marko start Hemptouch?
I always had very sensitive skin and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t find skin care products that would work for me. So I made one. It really worked so I started making skin remedies for very sensitive people, who couldn’t use conventional skin care. Marko, on the other hand had experience with industrial hemp, and it was long time ago when he planted some fields for first experimental harvests.
In 2014 we joined our two passions into one: therapeutic skin remedies based on Cannabis sativa extracts. It was around that time that first information about potential uses of CBD started trickling in and we immediately saw potential in it as a skin soother. Even more, studies showed it balanced sebum production and so products for acne and oily skin were developed.
Tell me about the beginnings …
Starting your own business is equal parts exciting and daunting. Not knowing whether the path you’ve chosen is the right one and if it will lead to success can be scary at times, but it’s important to stick with it and see where it takes you. There is no single trick to transforming a budding business into a successful one – it takes years of perseverance, patience and hard work to get closer to reaching your goals. However, here are a few useful tips on setting yourself and your business up for success.
Whatever it is you’re selling – whether it’s a product, a service, advice – you and your employees need to have the skills of a salesperson. Even the greatest product in the world won’t leave shelves if the company producing it doesn’t have a strong sense of salesmanship and convincing marketing. There are several key elements involved in making sales and here is a brief list to guide you:Continue reading
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