How To Start A Painting Business In Connecticut

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How to Start a Painting Business in Connecticut

Here is a list of some items you may need to address when trying to start a painting company in the state of Connecticut.  These links will be helpful in registering any type of painting company, whether residential or commercial.

Getting Started- Here is a link from the state of Connecticut to help you get started with your cleaning business:

-Register your painting business name.

You may need to register a fictitious name for your painting business. Fictitious Business Names

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

-Select your business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have for your painting company: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.- https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/choose-your-business-structure

  -Register your painting business.

Find out more here:  http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?a=1433&q=265880

-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 wish to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here:  http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?a=1450&q=512014 and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .

  -Get Liability Insurance.

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

 -Register as a Contractor.

Find out if you need to register as a contractor in Connecticut here:  http://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=1629&Q=446966

-Worker’s Compensation.

The insurance agency that provided your liability insurance should be able to help with this.  You don’t need Worker’s Compensation unless you have employees.

-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 operate your painting business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.

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