How To Start A Painting Business In Oklahoma

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How to Start a Painting Business In Oklahoma

The State of Oklahoma is a great place to start a painting business.

Getting started– The state of Oklahoma provides a few helpful websites for getting your business started: https://www.sos.ok.gov/business/infoSB.aspx and http://okcommerce.gov/business/startup/ .  Here is a link to Oklahoma’s Business Start-Up Guide: http://okcommerce.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Oklahoma_Business_Startup_Guide.pdf

-Register your painting business name.

Find out more about registering a fictitious name here: https://www.sos.ok.gov/business/default.aspx

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

-Select your business structure.

Decide what type of business structure you want to have–Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here:  https://www.sos.ok.gov/corp/organization.aspx

-Register your painting business with the state.

You can register your new painting business with the state of Oklahoma here:  https://www.sos.ok.gov/corp/filing.aspx

-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 choose to file your own taxes if you are a small company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: https://www.ok.gov/tax/Businesses/index.html and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business

-Get Liability Insurance.

We work with Farmer Brown Insurance Agency because they’re the one-stop-shop for Painting Contractor Liability insurance and are able to get online quotes in all 50 states. Learn more >

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

-Register as a Contractor in Oklahoma.

Find out if you will need to register here: http://okcommerce.gov/business/licensing/

-Worker’s Compensation.

Your insurance agent can help you 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.

-Find out if you need a license to operate in your city.

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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