How To Start A Photography Business In North Dakota

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How to Start a Photography Business In North Dakota

Here are some steps on how to register a photography business in the state of North Dakota.
Getting started– The state of North Dakota has created a website to help you start your new photography business: http://www.nd.gov/businessreg/

-Select your business structure and register your photography business name.

Find out more about business structures (Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.) and registering a business name here:  http://www.nd.gov/businessreg/register/index.html

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

-Register your photography business with North Dakota.

Find out more about how register your new business with the state of North Dakota here:  http://www.nd.gov/businessreg/

-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 and hire an accountant.

You may want to have an accountant do the work. Be sure to research sales tax requirements.  More info about taxes here:  https://www.nd.gov/tax/business/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business

 -Get Liability Insurance.

You may wish to get some type of liability insurance to help in case of a photography-related accident.

-City License.

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