How To Start A Handyman Business In Oklahoma

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

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

-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.

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-Register as a Contractor in Oklahoma.

You may need to register as a handyman in the state of Oklahoma.

-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.how to start a handyman business in Oklahoma

-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.

-OSHA.

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