Start A Painting Business In Montana

How To Start A Painting Business In Montana

How to Start a Painting Business In Montana

Here are some things to consider when trying to start a painting business in the state of Montana.
Getting Started–  Montana has a web page to help you get started with your business: Montana Business Services

  1. Register your painting business name.

You may need to register a name for your painting business.  Find out more here: Register Your Business Name

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

  1. Select your business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.: Montana Business Structure

  1.  Register your painting business.

You may be required to register your new painting business with your state.  Find out more here: Register Your Business

  1. Open a Business Checking Account.

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

  1. Taxes.

You may want to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here: and .

  1.  Get Liability Insurance.

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Find out more about liability insurance here: Painting Business Liability Insurance

  1.  Register as a Contractor.

You may have to register as a contractor in Montana.  Find out more here:

  1. 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 a Free Quote Now >

  1. 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.

  1. 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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