How to Start a Cleaning Business In Illinois
There are a few different steps to starting a cleaning business in the state of Illinois.
Getting started- The state of Illinois has a website about starting a business in Illinois here: Illinois Business Startup Guide
1. Choose your business structure.
Decide what structure you want for your cleaning business– Many small business owners are sole-proprietors. Find out more about business structures here: Illinois Business Startup Guide
2. Register your new cleaning business name.
You need to register your cleaning business name with your county clerk’s office. Here is a link to county clerk offices in Illinois: County Clerk Addresses
If you need help selecting a name for your cleaning business: Choosing a Cleaning Business Name
3. Register your cleaning business with Illinois.
You can register your cleaning business with the state of Illinois here: http://tax.illinois.gov/Businesses/register.htm
4. Open a Business Account with your Bank.
You will need to open a separate checking account for your cleaning business with your new business name.
5. Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.
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 info about taxes here: http://tax.illinois.gov/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
6. Decide if you need Liability Insurance.
You might want to consider liability insurance depending on what type of cleaning business you will be starting.
7. See if you need 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.