How to Start a Photography Business In Vermont

Here’s some information on how to start a photography business in the state of Vermont.
Getting started– The state of Vermont has a website about starting a business in Vermont here: Vermont Business Services

1. Register your photography business name.

Find out more about your business name here: Vermont Business Name Registration

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

2. Choose a business structure.

Decide what structure you want for your business– Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.: Vermont Business Entities

3.  Register your photography business with Vermont.

Find out more about registering your new photography business with the state of Vermont here: Vermont Business Services

4. Open a Business Account with your Bank.

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

5. Taxes.

You may want to have an accountant do the work. Be sure to research sales tax requirements.  More info about taxes here: http://tax.vermont.gov/business-and-corp/register-renew-close-business 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 accident.