How to Start a Painting Business In Oregon
Here are some steps on how to become a legal painting business in the state of Oregon. You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly.
Getting started– The state of Oregon has a few links to help you start your business: http://www.oregon4biz.com/Innovate-&-Create/Start/ and http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/starting-business.aspx and http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Documents/business-guides/start-business-guide.pdf
-Select a business structure
Find out more about business structures (Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.) and registering a business name here: http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/select-business-name-structure.aspx
-Register your painting business name.
Find out more here: http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/registering-your-business-name.aspx
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 Oregon here: http://www.oregon.gov/business/Pages/toolkit.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 want to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: http://www.oregon.gov/business/Pages/taxes.aspx and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
-Get Liability Insurance.
Find out more about liability insurance here: Painting Business Liability Insurance
-Register as a Contractor.
Find if you need to register as a contractor in Oregon here: http://www.oregon.gov/ccb/Pages/index.aspx
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.
You may be required to obtain a license to operate your painting business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.