How to Start a Photography Business In Nevada
Here is how to start a photography business in Nevada.
Nevada has a few websites that will be helpful in getting your business started: http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=415 and https://nvsilverflume.gov/home and http://nv.gov/business/
1. Register your photography business name.
You must file a fictituous name (DBA) with the county clerk: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-602.html
If you need help choosing a business name: How To Choose A Photography Business Name
2. Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=415
3. Register your photography business.
You can find out more about registering your new business with the state of Nevada here: https://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=419
4. 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 information about taxes here: http://tax.nv.gov/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
6. Get Liability Insurance.
You may want to consider liability insurance to help in case of a photography-related catastrophe.