How to Start a Photography Business in Washington State

How to Start a Photography Business in Washington State

Here is some information on how to register and start a photography business in the state of Washington.

The state of Washington has a number of websites to help you get started with your business:



-Register your new photography business name with Washington State.

Find out more here:

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

-Select your business structure.

Determine what business entity you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.

  -Register your photography business in Washington State.

If you are forming an LLC or Corporation, you will need to register your new photography business.

-Business Checking Account.

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

-Tax Requirements.

Research your federal, state, and local tax laws.  Be sure to research sales tax regulations.  More information about taxes here: and .

  -Liability Insurance.

You may want to consider liability insurance to help in case of a photography-related catastrophe.

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