Here are some steps you may have to take in order to start a jewelry business in the state of New York. This information will help with starting any handmade item or craft business.
Getting started– The state of New York has a website about starting a business here: https://www.businessexpress.ny.gov/
1. Select your business structure.
Find out more about business structures here: https://www.businessexpress.ny.gov/app/portal/content/start_a_business
2. Register your jewelry business name with New York.
You need to register your business name with the New York Department of State: http://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/assdnmins.html
More on selecting a name for your new business HERE.
3. Register your jewelry business with New York.
You can register your jewelry business with the state of New York here: https://www.businessexpress.ny.gov/app/portal/content/start_a_business
4. Open a Separate Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a bank account for your jewelry business with your new business name.
5. Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.
You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small company. More info about taxes here: https://www.tax.ny.gov/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
6. Liability Insurance.
You may want liability insurance depending on what type of jewelry business you will be starting.
7. City License.
You may be required to obtain a license operate your jewelry business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.