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Lawrence, I too posted here when I first broke out. But yes, a business is really easy to get going. As example, in our state of Tennessee, you can goto the the state site and register, but the state prefers that the business be set up via the county office (in our case where we get our tags for our cars) we pay a yearly fee of $20.00. After that is done it takes about 2-3 days for the state to pick it up then if you need a sales and reuse number the state sends the app. Nothing more to it. And yes renew every year.
Here if you do it via state first they seem to always forget to tell the county.I do agree with EarlC on the school project, consider, schools DEPEND on tax dollars, every dollar is accounted for, they will praise you to get extra help. If you do it at cost and DO NOT give them the rights, but only allow them to use the footage, then you can use it for advertising, but try to NEVER sale or give the rights to your work away. Everything you produce can make you money, even if you do not get paid to produce it. I recently shot an advert for a company that is going to release it into theaters to play before the movie starts. I did the advert just above cost, because I will gain a great deal more with this is released then I ever could if I had lost it because of high fees.
The school project, you may what to consider it a “retain rights” job to use for advertising. But EVERY single person needs to sign a release!!!