How To Start A Photography Business In Idaho
Here is some helpful information on how to start a photography business in the state of Idaho.
-Select your business structure.
Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. – http://business.idaho.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=474
-Register your photography business name with the state of Idaho.
Find out more about business name registration here:https://idahobizhelp.idaho.gov/BusinessEssentials/AssumedBusinessName.aspx
If you need help choosing a business name: How To Choose A Photography Business Name
-Register your photography business with the state of Idaho.
Find out more here: https://labor.idaho.gov/ibrs/ibr.aspx
-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. Also, research sales tax regulations. More information about taxes here: https://tax.idaho.gov/i-1132.cfm and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
-Consider Liability Insurance.
You may want to have liability insurance to help protect yourself in case of a photography-related incident.
You may need to obtain a license to operate your photography business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.