How to Start a Photography Business In Utah
Here are some steps on how to become a legal photography business (part or full-time) in the state of Utah.
Getting started– The state of Utah has created resources to help you start your business: Starting a Business in Utah and Utah Business Resources
-Register your photography business name.
Find out more about registering a business name here: https://secure.utah.gov/bes/
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: http://www.utah.gov/business/starting/structure_starting.html
-Register your photography business.
Find out more about how register your new photography business with the state of Utah here: https://secure.utah.gov/account/log-in.html
-Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your photography business with your new business name.
You may want to have an accountant do the work. Be sure to research sales tax requirements. More info about taxes here: http://tax.utah.gov/business and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
-Get Liability Insurance.
You may want to consider liability insurance to help in case of a photography-related catastrophe.