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By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 29 Nov 2010 | comments*Discuss
About Our Site

StartABarbers was formed to offer a unique reference point on how to set up and run and barber shop business.

There is plenty to think about when starting a new business and a barber shop is no exception. Finding the ideal location and premises that tick all the boxes is vital – whether buying or renting – and can make or break the business.

StartABarber’s gives detailed advice on how to get it right and covers all aspects of getting the business up and running, from researching the market, writing a business plan and finding the finance to picking a name for the shop, refitting the premises, setting the perfect price for haircuts and choosing equipment and décor that will attract the target clientele.

The site has an entire section devoted to recruiting and employing staff, examining the pros and cons of full-time, part-time, freelance and temporary staff. There is advice on managing the cashflow, training staff and keeping staff happy, as well as guidance on how best to keep on top of essential paperwork such as VAT, Business Tax, PAYE and National Insurance.

StartABarber’s takes a detailed look at crime prevention, workplace health and safety and insurance. It also offers basic hair care tips, reveals how to disguise grey hair and looks at the best hairstyles for men with thinning hair or specific face shapes.

Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.

Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.

Our Background

StartABarbers was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.

John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding StartABarbers and a number of similar sites.

Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.

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