How To Start A Painting Business In Kansas

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How To Start A Painting Business In Kansas

Getting Started- Kansas has a few excellent web pages to help you get started with your painting business:

-Register your painting business name.

You may need to register a fictitious name for your business. https://www.kansas.gov/businesscenter/

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.

 -Register your painting business.

Start registering your new painting business with the state of Kansas here: Kansas Business Registration

-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:http://www.ksrevenue.org/busregistration.html 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 with the state of Kansas.

Find out if you need to register as a contractor with the state of Kansas here:  https://ag.ks.gov/in-your-corner-kansas/resources/roofing-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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