How to Start a Painting Business In Nebraska
There are a few steps to take to start a painting company in the state of Nebraska.
Getting started– Nebraska has a resource to help you get your painting business started: Nebraska One-Stop Business
1. Register your painting business name.
Find out more about registering a business name here: http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/corp_serv/businessstartups.html
If you need help selecting a name for your painting business: Choosing a Painting Business Name
2. Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/corp_serv/businessstartups.html
3. Register your painting business.
You can register your new painting business with the state of Nebraska here: https://www.nebraska.gov/osbr/index.cgi
4. Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your painting business with your new business name.
5. Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.
You may want to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/business/bus_regist.html and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
6. Get Liability Insurance.
Find out more about liability insurance here: Painting Business Liability Insurance
7. Register as a Contractor.
You may need to register as a contractor in the state of Nebraska. More information can be found here: https://dol.nebraska.gov/conreg
8. Worker’s Compensation.
The insurance agency that provided your liability insurance should be able to help with this.
9. 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.
10. 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.