How To Start A Handyman Business In Kansas
To start a new handyman company in Kansas, you will have to complete a few different steps. You may want to start here: How To Start A Handyman Business. Make sure you research properly as laws are constantly changing.
Getting Started- Kansas has a few excellent web pages to help you get started with your business: http://www.networkkansas.com/entrepreneurs/registering-a-business and http://www.kansas.gov/businesscenter/
-Register your handyman business name.
You may need to register a fictitious name for your business. https://www.kansas.gov/businesscenter/
-Select your business structure.
Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.: http://www.kansas.gov/business/structure.html More on Business Entities Here: Handyman Business Structure
-Register your business.
Start registering your business with the state of Kansas here: http://www.kansas.gov/business/registering.html
-Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your 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.ksrevenue.org/busregistration.html and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
-Get Liability Insurance.
Find an insurance agent that offers liability insurance. You may want to shop around, as prices and options can vary. More about liability insurance here: Contractor Liability Insurance
-Register as a Contractor with the state of Kansas.
You only need to register as a contractor with the state of Kansas if you will be doing roofing services: https://ag.ks.gov/in-your-corner-kansas/resources/roofing-registration
The insurance agency that provided your liability insurance should be able to help with this. You don’t need Worker’s Compensation unless you have employees.
-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, permits, building codes, and inspections.
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.