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.
You may choose to file your own taxes, or decide to hire an accountant. More information about taxes here:
-Get Liability Insurance.
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.
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.
You may be required to obtain a license to operate your painting business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.