How to Start a Photography Business In North Dakota
Here are some steps on how to start 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.
You may be required to obtain a license to operate your photography business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.