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.
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.
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
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.