How To Start A Craft Business In Florida


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The state of Florida has specific requirements if you want to officially start a craft business. You may want to start here: How to Start a Craft Business. Make sure you research the regulations in the area you are planning to start your business so you can operate legally.

Here is a website to help you get started with your business in Florida:

-You will need to select your business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, etc.  Find out more here:

-You will need to choose and register your craft business name.

Find out more about registering a fictitious name here:

If you need help selecting a name for your craft business: Craft Business Name Ideas

-You will need to register your craft business with the state of Florida.

You can register your craft business with the state of Florida here: Florida Business Registration

-You will need to open a business checking account.

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

-You will need to find out about the requirements for taxes, and possibly hire an accountant.

You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small business. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here: and .

-You may need to provide worker’s compensation.

The insurance agency that provided your liability insurance should be able to help with this.  You don’t need Worker’s Compensation unless you have employees.

-You will need to get your own health insurance.

Since you will be self-employed, you will need your own health insurance.  If you have employees, you will need a plan that will include their health needs also.

-You are responsible for necessary city licenses and permits.

You may be required to obtain a license to operate your craft business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.