How To Start A Cleaning Business In New Jersey

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How to Start a Cleaning Business In New Jersey

Here are some steps to take in order to start a cleaning business in the state of New Jersey.  These links will help you start just about any type of cleaning business including: residential house cleaning, commercial cleaning, office cleaning, janitorial services, power washing, carpet cleaning, and more. You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly.
Here is a website that will help if you want to start a business in New Jersey: http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/starting/

1. Register your cleaning business name.

Find out more about registering a fictitious name here:http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/documents/check_list.pdf

If you need help selecting a name for your cleaning business: Choosing a Cleaning Business Name

2. Select your business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here: http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/starting/basics/

3.  Register your cleaning business.

You can register your new cleaning business with the state of New Jersey here:http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/gettingregistered.shtml

4. Open a Business Checking Account.

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

5. Taxes.

You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here: http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/tax/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .

6.  Get Liability Insurance.

Depending on what type of cleaning services you will be offering, you may want to consider liability insurance.

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