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.
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
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.