How To Start A Handyman Business In Oregon

Here are some steps on how to become a legal handyman business in the state of Oregon.  You may want to start here: How To Start A Handyman Business.  You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly.
Getting started– The state of Oregon has a few links to help you start your business:  http://www.oregon4biz.com/Innovate-&-Create/Start/ and http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/starting-business.aspx and http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Documents/business-guides/start-business-guide.pdf

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-Select your business structure 

Find out more about business structures (Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.) and registering a business name here: http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/select-business-name-structure.aspx

-Register your handyman business name.

Find out more here:  http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/registering-your-business-name.aspx

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

-Register your handyman business.

Find out more about how register your handyman business with the state of Oregon here: http://www.oregon.gov/business/Pages/toolkit.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://www.oregon.gov/business/Pages/taxes.aspx and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business

 -Get Liability Insurance.

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 -Register as a Contractor.

Find out more here: http://www.oregon.gov/ccb/Pages/index.aspx

-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 Oregon

-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