Small business owners and entrepreneurs are good at working on their own and thinking outside the box. When things aren't working though, we are not good at something which, if left unchecked, can destroy our business – asking for help.

Guidelines and directions are there for a reason: and that is to ensure things will go on as planned. Before starting an online business, one should have a clear, comprehensive plan on how to do it. Here are 7 guidelines before staring an online business.