How To Start A Handyman Business In Montana

Here are some things to consider when trying to start a handyman business in the state of Montana.  You may want to start here:   How to Start a Handyman Business.
Getting Started–  Montana has a web page to help you get started with your business: Montana Business Services

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-Register your handyman business name.

You may need to register a name for your business.  Find out more here: Register Your Business Name

More on choosing a handyman business name here: Handyman Business Name Ideas and How To Choose A Business Name

-Select your business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Montana Business Structure

-Register your handyman business.

You may be required to register your handyman company with your state.  Find out more here: Register Your Business

-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:

-Get Liability Insurance.

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-Register as a Contractor.

You may have to register if you have employees.  Find out more here:  http://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-regulations/montana-contractor

-Worker’s Compensation.

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

-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.

You may be required to obtain a license to operate your handyman business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.how to start a handyman business in Montana

-Permits.

Depending on the locale, you may need to apply for permits before commencing certain types of handyman-related jobs.

-Building Code and Inspections.

You must be aware of building codes for your particular job, and may be subject to inspections.

-OSHA.

Depending on how many employees you have, you may need to follow OSHA regulations.  http://www.osha.gov