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: http://onestop.ky.gov/
-Register your handyman business name.
Find out more about registering a business name here: http://onestop.ky.gov/start/Pages/structure.aspx
-Select your business structure.
-Register your handyman business.
Find out more about how register your business with the state of Kentucky here: https://secure.kentucky.gov/sos/ftbr/Welcome.aspx
-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: http://onestop.ky.gov/start/Pages/statetax.aspx 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 in Kentucky.
Check with your local government to see if you need to register as a handyman.
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.