Congratulations on your decision to start an online business!
There are many great books available on how to start an online company.
One of them is "Starting an Online Business for Dummies" by Greg Holden. You might also try "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting an Online Business" by Frank Fiore. The slightly tongue-in-cheek titles notwithstanding, there's some good content to be read in these two books.
Good luck on your new business,
Question added to topic Startup Basics • June 11, 2007
Can you recommend a book for starting an online company?
I need to know about the kind of hardware I should have, how to set up credit cards on my website, etc.