How To Start A Handyman Business In Kentucky

How to Start a Handyman Business In Kentucky

Here are some steps on how to start a legal handyman business in the state of Kentucky.   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 Kentucky has created a website to help you start your business:

-Register your handyman business name.

Find out more about registering a business name here:

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.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here:  More on Business Entities Here: Handyman Business Structure

-Register your handyman business.

Find out more about how register your business with the state of Kentucky here:

-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 and 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 info about taxes here: and

 -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 in Kentucky.

Check with your local government to see if you need to register as a handyman.

-Worker’s to start a handyman business in Kentucky

The insurance agency that provided your liability insurance should be able to help with this.

-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.