How To Start A Handyman Business In Iowa

How To Start A Handyman Business In Iowa

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

Getting Started- Here are a few websites to help you get started with your business: https://tax.iowa.gov/starting-business and http://www.iasourcelink.com/home

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-Register your handyman business name.

Depending on the business structure you choose, you will need to contact your local county recorder, or the secretary of state.

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. – http://www.iasourcelink.com/regulatory/basics-of-business-entities  More on Business Entities Here: Handyman Business Structure

  -Register your handyman business.

Find out more here: http://www.iasourcelink.com/regulatory/business-license-home

-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: https://tax.iowa.gov/starting-business 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 in Iowa.  Find out more here: http://www.iowadivisionoflabor.gov/contractor-registration

-Worker’s Compensation.

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

-Get Health Insurance.how to start a handyman business in Iowa

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.