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How to Start a Roofing Business In North Carolina
There are a number of steps to take to start a roofing business in North Carolina. You may want to start here: Starting a Roofing Business. You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly.
Getting started– The state of North Carolina has a website about starting a business in North Carolina here: North Carolina Start A Business
-Register your business name.
Find out more about registering a business name here: North Carolina Assumed Name Form
If you need help selecting a name for your roofing business:
-Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: North Carolina Business Structure
-Register your business.
The State of North Carolina does not issue a single business license. Your business may be subject to state, city, county and/or federal requirements.
-Open a Business Checking Account with your Bank.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your business with your new business name.
-Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.
When starting out, you may want to file your own taxes. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here:
-Register as a Contractor.
In North Carolina, you currently only need to register as a contractor if you have roofing projects that exceed $30,000.00. Depending on what type of roofing business you are starting, you may not need to register. If you feel you need to register, you can apply for your registration here: NC Licensing Board for General Contractors
-Get Roofing Software
-Get Liability Insurance
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-Create Your Brand
You may want to choose a logo, company slogan, and other visuals you can use with your marketing materials that will show customers what you are about.
-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.
-Get Roofing Training.
Get training and certifications in certain roofing applications to provide higher quality work and better serve your customers: Roofing Training
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You may be required to obtain a license to do business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.
Depending on the locale, you may need to apply for permits before commencing certain types of roofing jobs.
-Building Code and Inspections.
You must be aware of building codes for your particular job, and may be subject to inspections.
Depending on how many employees you have, you may need to follow OSHA regulations.
Depending on your startup budget, you may need to apply for financing to help pay for equipment.
To get your roofing business going, you will need to use multiple marketing techniques that work best with your location and the services you offer: Roofing Marketing Ideas