How To Start A Handyman Business In Indiana

How To Start A Handyman Business In Indiana

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

Getting Started- Indiana has a website to help you get started with your handyman business:  https://inbiz.in.gov/

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-Register your handyman business name.

You may need to register a fictitious name for your business.  https://secure.in.gov/sos/business/2426.htm

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://secure.in.gov/sos/business/2426.htm

More on business structure here: Handyman Business Structure

 -Register your handyman business.

Start registering your handyman business with the state of Indiana here:  https://inbiz.in.gov/start-business/step-one/

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

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 choose to file your own taxes, or decide to hire an accountant.  More information about taxes here: http://www.in.gov/dor/3748.htm 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.

You need to find out if your state or city requires you to register as an insured contractor.

-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.

-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/