Published: 6 Jul 2021


To start or operate an online business, you may need to purchase goods or services from other businesses.

Maybe you need help building a website. Maybe you need to buy advertisements. It's a good idea to do your research first. Try to make sure that the businesses you're dealing with are genuine.

If a business makes a claim, ask them to back it up, look through all your contracts carefully before signing. If your small business contract is a standard form contract, you should check it for any unfair terms. If you think a term is unfair, you can ask the other party to remove or amend it.

You can also get independent legal advice to make sure you know what you're getting into.