How to Start a Photography Business in Delaware
Here is some important information on how to start a photography business in the state of Delaware.
Getting Started- The state of Delaware has a few webpages dedicated to helping you get started with your new business: http://firststeps.delaware.gov/ and http://dedo.delaware.gov/
-Select your business structure.
Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. –https://corp.delaware.gov/howtoform.shtml
-Register your photography business name with the state of Delaware.
Find out more about business name registration by reading Step #1 here: http://firststeps.delaware.gov/get_license.shtml
If you need help choosing a business name: How To Choose A Photography Business Name
-Register your photography business with the state of Delaware.
Find out more here: https://onestop.delaware.gov/osbrlpublic/Home.jsp
-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 want to file your own taxes if you are a small company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. Make sure you research sales tax requirements. More information about taxes here: http://revenue.delaware.gov/services/BusServices.shtml and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
-Consider Liability Insurance.
You may want liability insurance to help protect yourself in case of a photography-related catastrophe.
You may be required to obtain a license to operate your photography business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.