How To Start A Handyman Business In Utah

Here are some steps you may need to take to become a legal handyman business in the state of Utah.
Getting started– The state of Utah has created a few links to help you start your business:  http://www.utah.gov/business/starting.html and http://business.utah.gov/start/starting-your-business/

-Register your handyman business name.

Find out more about registering a business name here:  https://secure.utah.gov/bes/

If you need help selecting a name for your roofing business:  How To Choose A Business Name and Handyman Business Name Ideas

-Select your business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here: http://www.utah.gov/business/starting/structure_starting.html  More on Business Entities: Choosing a Handyman Business Entity

-Register your handyman business.

Find out more about how register your handyman business with the state of Utah here: https://secure.utah.gov/account/log-in.html

-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://tax.utah.gov/business and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business

 -Get Liability Insurance.

Find an insurance agent that offers liability insurance.  You may want to shop around, as prices and options can vary.   More about liability insurance here: Contractor Liability Insurance

 -Register as a Contractor.

Find out if you need to register as a contractor here:  http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/contracting.html

-Worker’s Compensation.

The insurance agency that provided your liability insurance should be able to help with this.

-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.how to start a handyman business in Utah

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

-Permits.

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