How to Start a Photography Business In South Carolina

There are a number of steps to start a photography business in the state of South Carolina.  You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly.
Getting started– A website created by the state of South Carolina to help you start your business can be found here:  http://www.sc.gov/business/Pages/STARTINGABUSINESS.aspx

-Register your photography business name.

Find out more about registering a business name at STEP 2 at this link:  Business Name Registration .

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

-Select a business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here: Business Structure

 -Register your photography business.

Find out more about how register your new business with the state of South Carolina here: http://www.sos.sc.gov/Business_Opportunities

-Open a Business Checking Account.

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

-Taxes.

You may want to have an accountant do the work. Be sure to research sales tax requirements.  More info about taxes here: South Carolina Department of Revenue and IRS- Starting A Business

 -Liability Insurance.

You may want to consider liability insurance to help in case of a photography-related catastrophe.