How To Start A Handyman Business In Alaska

Here is a list of some items you may need to address when trying to start a handyman business in the state of Alaska.  You may want to start here:   How to Start a Handyman Business.

Getting Started- The state of Alaska has created resources to help you get started with your business:

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-Register your handyman business name.

Find out more about business name registration here: Reserve or Register a Business Name

More on choosing a handyman business name here: Handyman Business Name Ideas and How To Choose A Business Name

-Select your business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Read Chapter 2 on business structures here: Establishing a Business (PDF Download)

 -Register your handyman business.

You will need a business license to operate a handyman business in Alaska: Business Licensing

-Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your handyman business with your new business name.

-Find out about taxes, 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 information about taxes here:

  -Get Liability Insurance.

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 -Register as a Contractor.

As a contractor, you may need to register with the state of Alaska: Regulation of Construction Contractors

-Worker’s Compensation.

You will need Worker’s Compensation if you have any employees. Find out more>
how to start a handyman business in Alaska

-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 handyman business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.

-Permits.

Depending on the locale, you may need to apply for permits before commencing certain types of handyman-related jobs.

-Building Code and Inspections.

You must be aware of building codes for your particular job, and may be subject to inspections.

-OSHA.

Depending on how many employees you have, you may need to follow OSHA regulations.  http://www.osha.gov

-Financing.

Depending on your startup budget, you may need to apply for financing to help pay for equipment. Direct Capital offers financing for equipment for businesses*Must have a 700+ FICO score OR be in business 2 years for consideration. Find out more>