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. Get a Free Quote Now >
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.