How To Start A Painting Business In North Dakota

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How to Start a Painting Business In North Dakota

Here are some steps on how to become a legal painting business in the state of North Dakota.
Getting started– The state of North Dakota has created a website to help you start your new painting business: http://www.nd.gov/businessreg/

-Select your business structure and register your painting business name.

Find out more about business structures (Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.) and registering a business name here: http://www.nd.gov/businessreg/register/index.html

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

-Register your painting business.

Find out more about how register your new painting business with the state of North Dakota here:  http://www.nd.gov/businessreg/

-Open a Business Checking Account.

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

-Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.

You may want to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: https://www.nd.gov/tax/business/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business

 -Get Liability Insurance.

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

 -Register as a Contractor.

You may not need a contractors license unless the value of your job exceeds a certain amount.  Find out more here:  http://sos.nd.gov/business/contractors

-Worker’s Compensation.

The insurance agency that provided your liability insurance should be able to help with this.

-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.

-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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