BUSINESS STARTUP QUICK LINKS
How to Start a Construction Company In IllinoisHere is some information on how to start a construction company in Illinois. A construction company could include building, excavation, home improvements, carpentry or any other type of commercial or residential work. You may want to start here: How To Start A Construction Company. Make sure you research the laws in your area before getting started. Getting started– The state of Illinois has a website about starting a business in Illinois here: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/smallbizassistance/beginhere/pages/stepbystepguide.aspx
-Register your construction company name.You need to register your business name with your county clerk’s office. If you need help selecting a name for your construction business: Choosing a Construction Company Name
-Choose your business structure.Decide what structure you want for your construction company– Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/smallbizassistance/beginhere/pages/stepbystepguide.aspx
-Register your construction company with Illinois.You can register your construction business with the state of Illinois here: http://tax.illinois.gov/Businesses/register.htm
-Open a Business Account with your Bank.You will need to open a separate checking account for your construction company with your new business name.
-Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.You may want 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: http://tax.illinois.gov/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
-Get Construction Software
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