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How to Open a Hair Salon

This article is a must-read for anybody wanting to open a hair salon. Read it and find out how to open a hair salon.


AfterShock: Year One in the Life of a Comic Book Startup

Mike Marts, the AfterShock editor-in-chief and co-founder, looks back at the diverse roster of titles and genres published by the new company.

10 Tips for Selling Products Online

Selling your products online takes more than buying a domain name. Build a brand that your customers love with these tips.

My Kid Has a Kickstarter

No child needs a lemonade stand to make money, these days.

10 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Online Business

Online businesses have a lot in common with their traditional counterparts. But taking the web by storm is no easy feat! Here are some pitfalls to watch out for.

10 Reasons Your Business Should Have a Website

Gone are the days when a small business could get by without a website. Today, your online presence can make or break your business.

10 Online Business Resources

Starting an online business can be overwhelming at times. Try using these resources to make the process easier.

Can you generate a business plan online?

In the past, you practically had to get an MBA to learn how to write a business plan. But investors today value plans that are sharp and to the point — and you can easily figure it out online.

Can you operate an online business from home?

From Disney and Mattel to Apple and Amazon, countless U.S. business staples have started in someone's home. The Internet only makes this feat easier. Could your home be the incubator for the next big online company?

Do online businesses have lower startup costs?

Is it true that online businesses have lower startup costs than traditional companies? Sometimes. Etsy shops are fairly cheap, but it'll be a different story if you're trying to launch the world's next great technology.

Do you need a business license to sell things online?

Licensing seems so arbitrary — why do you need a license to catch a fish, for example, but not to be a parent? Sometimes, though, you need to follow the rules and get one. Is selling things online one of those times?