How To Start A Painting Business In Iowa

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How To Start A Painting Business In Iowa

Here is some helpful information on how to start a painting business in the state of Iowa.

Getting Started Here is a website to help you get started with your business: IA Source Link

-Register your painting business name.

Depending on the business structure you choose, you will need to contact your local county recorder, or the secretary of state.

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

-Select a business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have for your painting business: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. – Iowa Business Structures

  -Register your painting business.

Find out more here: Iowa Source Link

-Open a Business Checking Account.

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

-Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.

You may want to hire an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here: https://tax.iowa.gov/starting-business 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.

Find out if you need to register as a contractor in Iowa here: http://www.iowadivisionoflabor.gov/contractor-registration

-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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