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How To Start A Painting Business In Utah


How to Start a Painting Business In Utah

Here are some steps on how to become a legal painting business in the state of Utah.
Getting started– The state of Utah has created resources to help you start your business:  Starting a Business in Utah and Utah Business Resources

-Register your painting business name.

Find out more about registering a business name here:  https://secure.utah.gov/bes/

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

-Select a business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here: http://www.utah.gov/business/starting/structure_starting.html

-Register your painting business.

Find out more about how register your new painting business with the state of Utah here: https://secure.utah.gov/account/log-in.html

-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://tax.utah.gov/business 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.

Find out if you need to register as a painting contractor in Utah here:  http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/contracting.html

-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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