How to Start a Cleaning Business In Arkansas
Here is how to start your own cleaning business in Arkansas:
There are two websites from the state of Arkansas that will help if you want to start a business in Arkansas:http://www.dreamitdoitarkansas.com/ and http://www.arkansas.gov/business
1. Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Most small business owners start out as sole-proprietors. Find out more here: Business Structures In Arkansas
2. Register your cleaning business name with the state of Arkansas.
Find out more about registering your cleaning business name here: Fictitious Name Application
If you need help selecting a name for your cleaning business: Choosing a Cleaning Business Name
3. Register your cleaning business with the state of Arkansas.
You can get started registering your cleaning business with the state of Arkansas here: https://www.ark.org/sos/starting-a-business/index.php/home/question/1
4. Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your business with your new cleaning business name.
5. Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.
You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small cleaning company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here: http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
6. Consider Liability Insurance.
You may want to look into liability insurance, depending on what type of cleaning business you are starting.
7. Get Health Insurance.
Since you will be self-employed, you will need your own health insurance. If you have employees, you will need a plan that will include their health needs also.
8. City License.
You may be required to obtain a license operate your cleaning business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.