How To Start A Photography Business In Mississippi

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How to Start a Photography Business In Mississippi

Here is some information on how to start a photography business in the state of Mississippi.
Mississippi has a website to help you get started with your business: http://www.sos.ms.gov/BusinessServices/Pages/default.aspx

  1. Register your new photography business name.

You may need to register a fictitious name for your business.

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

  1. Select your business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have.  Many small business owners are sole-proprietors.  More on business structures here:  https://www.sos.ms.gov/BusinessServices/Documents/Business%20Entities%20(Clean).pdf

  1.  Register your new photography business.

You may be required to register your business with your state.

  1. Open a Business Checking Account.

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

  1. Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.

You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small business. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work.  Be sure to research sales tax requirements.  More information about Mississippi taxes here: http://www.dor.ms.gov/Business/Pages/default.aspx and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .

  1.  Liability Insurance.

You may want some form of liability insurance to help protect you in case of a photography-related accident.

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