How To Start A Painting Business In Kentucky

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How to Start a Painting Business In Kentucky

Here are some steps on how to become a legal painting business in the state of Kentucky.
Getting started– The state of Kentucky has created a website to help you start your business:  http://onestop.ky.gov/

-Register your painting business name.

Find out more about registering a business name here: http://onestop.ky.gov/start/Pages/structure.aspx

If you need help selecting a name for your painting business: Choosing a Painting Business Name

-Select your business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here: http://onestop.ky.gov/start/Pages/structure.aspx

-Register your new painting business.

Find out more about how register your painting business with the state of Kentucky here:  https://secure.kentucky.gov/sos/ftbr/Welcome.aspx

-Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your painting business with your new business name.

-Taxes.

You may want to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: http://onestop.ky.gov/start/Pages/statetax.aspx and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business

 -Get Liability Insurance.

We work with Farmer Brown Insurance Agency because they’re the one-stop-shop for Painting Contractor Liability insurance and are able to get online quotes in all 50 states. Learn more >

Find out more about liability insurance here: Painting Business Liability Insurance

 -Register as a Contractor.

Check with your local government to see if you need to register as a painting contractor.

-Worker’s Compensation.

The insurance agency that provided your liability insurance should be able to help with this.

-Get Health Insurance.

Since you will be self-employed, you will need your own health insurance.  If you have employees, you will need a plan that will include their health needs also.

-City License.

You may be required to obtain a license to operate your painting business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.

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