How to Start a Photography Business In West Virginia

Here are some steps on how to start a photography business in West Virginia.
Getting started– The state of West Virginia has created a few links to help you start your business: and

-Register your new photography business name with West Virginia.

Find out more about registering a business name here:

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

-Choose a business structure.

Some examples of business entities you could choose are: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here:

-Register your photography business with West Virginia.

Find out more about how register your new photography business with the state of West Virginia here:

-Business Checking Account.

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

-Tax Information.

Research your requirements for local, state, and federal taxes.   Be sure to research sales tax regulations.  More info 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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