How To Start A Painting Business In Indiana

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How To Start A Painting Business In Indiana

Here is some information on how to register a new painting business in the state of Indiana.  The links will be helpful for any type of painting business you may want to start including residential or commercial.

Getting Started- Indiana has a website to help you get started with your painting business: INBiz: Your One-Stop Source for your Business

-Register your painting business name.

You may need to register a fictitious name for your business. Indiana Business Forms

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 business:  Indiana Business Forms

 -Register your painting business.

Start registering your painting business with the state of Indiana here:  https://inbiz.in.gov/start-business/step-one/

-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 choose to file your own taxes, or decide to hire an accountant.  More information about taxes here:

  -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.

You need to find out if your state or city requires you to register as an insured contractor.

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

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