How To Start A Photography Business In Connecticut

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How to Start a Photography Business in Connecticut

Here are some items you may need to address when trying to start a photography business in the state of Connecticut.

Getting Started- Here are a few links from the state of Connecticut to help you get started with your new business: http://www.ct-clic.com/Content/Smart_Start_for_Business.asp and http://www.ct.gov/drs/lib/drs/publications/pubsip/2015/ip_2015(12).pdf

-Select your business structure.

Many small business owners are sole-proprietors.  More on business structures here- https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/choose-your-business-structure

-Register your photography business name with the state of Connecticut.

You may need to register a fictitious name for your business. http://www.ct-clic.com/FAQ/faqView.asp?categoryID=17&faqID=79

If you need help choosing a business name: How To Choose A Photography Business Name

  -Register your photography business with the state of Connecticut.

Find out about business registration here:  http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?a=1433&q=265880

-Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your photography 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.  Be sure to research sales tax regulations.  More information about taxes here:  http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?a=1450&q=512014 and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .

  -Consider Liability Insurance.

You may want to look into liability insurance to help protect against photography-related catastrophes.

-City License.

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