How To Start A Handyman Business In Minnesota

How to Start a Handyman Business In Minnesota

Here is some helpful information on getting your handyman company started in the state of Minnesota.  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 Minnesota has two websites to help you get your business started: and

-One of the first things you will need to do is register your handyman business name.

Find out more about registering a fictitious name or DBA (“Doing Business As”) here:

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If you need help selecting a name for your handyman business:  Choosing a Handyman Business Name and Handyman Business Name Ideas

-Before registering your business, you will need to select your business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here:

More on Business Entities Here: Handyman Business Structure

-You will need to register your business with the state of Minnesota.

You can register your handyman business with the state of Minnesota here:

-You will need to open a business account at your bank.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your handyman business with your new business name.

-You will need to register your business for tax purposes and may want to hire an accountant.

If you are a small company, it is not too difficult to file your own taxes.  As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here:

-You may want business software

Business software will streamline your business before you even start, giving you visibility and control over all your leads, sales, jobs, and tasks from a single program to get your company on the fast track toward growth.

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-Get Liability Insurance.

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-Worker’s Compensation.

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


-You will need to register as a contractor with the state of Minnesota.

Find out more here:

-You will be responsible for your own 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.

-You need to be aware of building codes and inspections, and are responsible to obtain any necessary city licenses or permits.

You need to make sure your work follows the building codes in your area, realizing that your work may be subject to inspections.  You may be required to obtain a license and/or permit to do 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.