How To Start A Photography Business In Indiana

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How To Start A Photography Business In Indiana

Below you will find helpful information on how to start and register your new photography business in the state of Indiana.

Getting Started- Indiana has a website to help you get started with your new business:  https://inbiz.in.gov/

-Select your business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. https://secure.in.gov/sos/business/2426.htm

-Register your photography business name.

You may need to register a fictitious name for your business.  https://secure.in.gov/sos/business/2426.htm

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

 -Register your new photography business with Indiana.

Start registering your business with the state of Indiana here: https://inbiz.in.gov/start-business/step-one/

-Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your photography business using your new business name.

-Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.

You may choose to file your own taxes, or decide to hire an accountant.  Be sure to research sales tax regulations.  More information about taxes here: http://www.in.gov/dor/3748.htm and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .

  -Liability Insurance.

You may choose to have liability insurance to help protect you in case of a photography-related catastrophe.

-City License.

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