How to Start a Cleaning Business In Arizona
You must complete certain steps in order to start a new cleaning business in Arizona. Here is information on how to register your new cleaning business in the state of Arizona.
Getting started– The official website about how to start a business in Arizona is found here: http://www.azcommerce.com/start-up/small-business-checklist
One of the first things you will need to do is register your cleaning business name.
Find out more about registering a fictitious name or DBA (“Doing Business As”) here: https://www.azsos.gov/business/trade-names-and-trademarks
If you need help selecting a name for your cleaning business: How to Choose a Cleaning Business Name
Before registering your cleaning business, you will need to select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Most small business owners will start out as a sole-proprietor. Find out more here: http://www.azcommerce.com/media/125156/AZEE2013chptr4.pdf
You will need to register your cleaning business with the state of Arizona.
You can register your cleaning business with the state of Arizona here: http://www.azroc.gov/l_app.html
You will need to open a business account at your bank.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your cleaning business with your new business name.
You will need to register your business for tax purposes and may want to hire an accountant.
If you are a small business, it is not too difficult to file your own taxes. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: http://www.azdor.gov/Business.aspx and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
You may want to get some form of liability insurance.
Depending on what type of cleaning business you are starting, you may want to look into liability insurance.
You are responsible to obtain any necessary city licenses.
You may be required to obtain a license operate your cleaning business in certain cities or towns, whether you are a resident, or not.