How To Start A Handyman Business In Delaware

How to Start a Handyman Business in Delaware

Here is some important information on how to start a handyman company in the state of Delaware.   You may want to start here:  How To Start A Handyman Business.  Make sure you research properly as laws are constantly changing.

Getting Started- The state of Delaware has a few webpages dedicated to helping you get started with your business: http://firststeps.delaware.gov/ and http://dedo.delaware.gov/

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-Register your handyman business name.

Find out more about business name registration by reading Step #1 here:  http://firststeps.delaware.gov/get_license.shtml

If you need help selecting a name for your handyman business:  Choosing a Handyman Business Name and Handyman Business Name Ideas

-Select your business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. – https://corp.delaware.gov/howtoform.shtml   More on Business Entities Here: Handyman Business Structure

  -Register your handyman business.

Find out more here: https://onestop.delaware.gov/osbrlpublic/Home.jsp

-Open a Business Checking Account.how to start a handyman business in Delaware

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: http://revenue.delaware.gov/services/BusServices.shtml and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .

  -Get Liability Insurance.

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More about liability insurance here: Contractor Liability Insurance

 -Register as a Contractor.

As a handyman, you may need to register as a contractor with the state of Delaware:  http://revenue.delaware.gov/services/Business_Tax/Cont_New.shtml

-Worker’s Compensation.

You will need Worker’s Compensation if you have any employees. Find out more>

-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.  You may also need a license and/or certification to perform certain types of work such as electrical or plumbing.

-Permits.

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