I just started my own painting business and boy do i have quesions

by J Brown
(KS)

I have a small painting business and really all I have is insurance and a tax i.d.. What and who should I talk to to expand and grow rapidly. My work is flawless I keep every customer happy even if I have to pick up their dog s**t to make sure I am doing a purpose and not to become Bill Gates.


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Hi J!

If you're starting a new business, there are a few things you need to do right off the bat.

1. Check your city's regulations - do you need a business license to paint?

2. Decide on your entity type - Sole Proprietor, LLC, or S-Corporation.

3. Start a business checking account.

4. Decide on an accounting system - do you want something simple you can keep by hand, or do you want to get some accounting software and keep your books on the computer, or do you want to hand off your deposits and check stubs and let an accountant keep track for you? I can help with all those options.

You may also have to register your business name. A good resource is the Small Business Administration website - www.sba.gov and the Internal Revenue Service - www.irs.gov both of those sites have good info for people just setting up shop.

You need to advertise and get your name out there - fliers, brochures, direct mail, etc.

When it comes to the accounting system, I can help you there. I can help you get a system set up and running.

I'm going to send you a personal email about that, so look for an email from me today to the email address you gave me. If you don't see anything, look in your junk or spam folder to make sure it didn't get lost in there.

Hope that helps!

If you have other questions, feel free to add them here or email me!

Kathy


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