The State of Oklahoma is a great place to start a handyman business. You may want to start here: How to Start a Handyman Business. You will find information on how to register your handyman business below. After starting, you will need to take to proper steps to grow your business into a successful handyman company.
How To Register Your Handyman Company in Oklahoma
Getting started– The state of Oklahoma provides a few helpful websites for getting your business started: https://www.sos.ok.gov/business/infoSB.aspx and http://okcommerce.gov/business/startup/ . Here is a link to Oklahoma’s Business Start-Up Guide: http://okcommerce.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Oklahoma_Business_Startup_Guide.pdf
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-Register your handyman business name.
Find out more about registering a fictitious name here: https://www.sos.ok.gov/business/default.aspx
-Select your handyman business structure.
Decide what type of business structure you want to have- Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: https://www.sos.ok.gov/corp/organization.aspx
-Register your handyman business with the state.
You can register your business with the state of Oklahoma here: https://www.sos.ok.gov/corp/filing.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 choose 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: https://www.ok.gov/tax/Businesses/index.html and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
-Get Liability Insurance.
-Register as a Contractor in Oklahoma.
You may need to register as a handyman in the state of Oklahoma.
-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.
-Find out if you need a license to operate in your city.
You may be required to obtain a license to operate your handyman business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.
-Research the need for 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 particular jobs, and may be subject to inspections.
Depending on how many employees you have, you may need to follow OSHA regulations. http://www.osha.gov