Opening a Business

Congrats on taking the first step in opening a business! It can be very exciting as well as very overwhelming. There are many things to accomplish and consider in order to open a business. I will be answering some frequently asked questions and give you an overview guide to help make this process less overwhelming and confusing.


Q: Do I need to establish an LLC to open my business and begin offering this service?

A: No, you do not. You can begin your business and offer your services as a Sole Proprietor. A sole proprietor is a one-person business without a legal entity like LLC, corporation or partnership. The moment you start offering goods and services to others, you form a Sole Proprietorship.

Q: What is the difference between an LLC and a sole-proprietorship?

A: The main distinction between an LLC and a sole-proprietorship is that in a sole-proprietorship, the owner and the business is one. In an LLC, the owner and the business are separate entities with regards to tax and legal matters.

Q: Do I need a website to start my business and start doing brows?

A: No! You definitely do not need a website in order to start taking clients. Although a website can be an exciting part of starting a business, I don’t believe it’s the most important thing to do right off the bat. I do believe you should start building an online presence on popular social media platforms (Instagram and Facebook) and have an online scheduling system (scheduler). In the online scheduler you have the ability to add information about your business, service descriptions, as well as your booking policies and more. An online scheduling system is a great, cost-effective substitute for a website and it’s more user friendly and quick to set up.

Business Checklist

  • Establish a business name
  • Create an online scheduler
  • Create a business email
  • Build your social media presence
  • Find your location
  • Obtain your Body Art Practitioner license
  • Purchase equipment and supplies
  • Begin practicing your new service and taking models to build your portfolio