How to Start a Painting Business In Nevada
Here is how to start your own painting business in Nevada.
Nevada has a website that will be helpful in getting your business started: https://nvsilverflume.gov/home
1. Register your painting business name.
You must file a fictituous name (DBA) with the county clerk: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-602.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://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=415
3. Register your painting business.
You can find out more about registering your new painting business with the state of Nevada here: https://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=419
4. 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 want to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here: http://tax.nv.gov/ 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.
See if you need to register as a painting contractor here: http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com/contractor_license_requirements.html#3
8. 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.
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.