6 Tips For Starting An Online Business in Ghana

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Most Ghanaians aspire to own a business in their lifetime, but the costs associated with this has led to many companies and individuals going virtual in carrying out their business objectives. You can start an online business in Ghana with as little as an internet connection and your phone. Online business in Ghana is possible and we are going to share 6 tips for stating one.

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1. Choose an area of interest

The beginning of all great ventures starts with an idea. Shortlist topics or ventures of interest to you and decide on the one that best matches your strengths. However, the venture has to be one that will meet the demands of your market, especially in Ghana. Make sure you do as much research as possible. You could even start a virtual real estate agency with the benefits that Meqasa provides.

2. Register your business

In Ghana, the Registrar General is the authorized agency responsible for the registration of businesses. According to the Registrar General Department’s website, fees for limited liability companies attract a charge of two hundred and thirty Ghanaian Cedi (GHS 230) for incorporation. There is also a Commencement fee of Hundred Ghanaian Cedi (GHS 100) and 0.5% stamp duty on stated capital at the in-house bank.

On the other hand, a business name registered by a sole proprietorship attracts a charge of GHS60, partnerships are expected to pay GHS160, subsidiaries GHS60, while external companies are expected to pay $1200 or its cedi equivalent.

3. Register a domain name

It is important to settle on a name that is short and resonates well with your target audience. Avoid names that may confuse them or contradict your line of business. Upon finding that suitable name, be sure to register with a domain registering company while testing its availability before completing the registration process.

4. Find a web hosting service

A web hosting service enables a website to be accessible to everyone on the internet. There are a number of web hosting services, including ones you can use for free. However, to safeguard the security of your files, it is advised to choose a web hosting service that comes at a fee while including services that will help propel your online business to the heights you aspire.

5. Design the website layout

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. Having a website that appears dull or boring is sure to turn away audiences. An artistic edge will surely take you places. However, for those without artistic nous, contracting an independent web design company or freelancer will also do the trick.

6. Content is king

Like the phrase suggests, content is an ever-important tool for the success of your online business. You need to regularly update your target audiences on industry topics, and this is sure to maintain the interest of visitors to your website.

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Online business in Ghana is a good way to go as more and more Ghanaians are getting online. Meqasa is the largest online portal for property in Ghana. There are thousands of agents and home seekers who use Meqasa to search, buy and rent homes and offices in Ghana.

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