Trying to Start Small Business in NY

Reply Tue 14 Mar, 2017 07:57 am
Looking for information on how to start a small business in NY. I am interested in teaching the basic handyman skills. What permit or license is required? Does anyone have any information on how I should start?
Reply Tue 14 Mar, 2017 09:18 am
It seems you need a license to teach school (of course) and a license to be a handyman in NY. But you may not need a license specifically to teach handyman stuff. However, recognize that if you are teaching things like electrician work, you still might.

Ask at your local library or community center or Y. Any of those places might be a good place to advertise your services when you're ready to, so you may as well develop the relationship now.

You may also want to talk to your insurance agent or a lawyer before you continue. If you are teaching people how to run a circular saw or wire a lamp, either of those could result in injury if done improperly. Find out how to protect yourself if you get sued. Also talk to that lawyer about incorporating, probably as an LLC. That is, if you're ever sued, you want to try to keep your house.
0 Replies
Reply Tue 14 Mar, 2017 12:04 pm
In addition to what jespah has said, you'll need to obtain a tax ID (EIN) number.

Visit the IRS website for that.
Reply Tue 14 Mar, 2017 12:29 pm
Eek I had forgotten about that. Of course you're right.
0 Replies
Reply Thu 5 Oct, 2017 07:32 pm
The information is here


After license, you can teach at any place where your skills as a teacher are accepted.

You can work by yourself as a teacher without handyman license, but you might check anyway the business ID.

As long as you know the correct interpretation of the codes, no problem.
About the techniques to perform a task, these can be your own, as long as these techniques work the same or better than the conventional ones.
0 Replies

Related Topics

Do you remember English 101? - Discussion by plainoldme
Teaching English in Malaysia - Discussion by annifa
How to hire a tutor? - Question by boomerang
How to inspire students to quit smoking? - Discussion by dagmaraka
Plagiarism or working together - Discussion by margbucci
Adventures in Special Education - Discussion by littlek
The Disadvantages of an Elite Education - Discussion by Shapeless
I'm gonna be an teeture - Discussion by littlek
What Makes A Good Math Teacher - Discussion by symmetry
  1. Forums
  2. » Trying to Start Small Business in NY
Copyright © 2023 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 10/02/2023 at 04:30:30