How To Start A Cleaning Business In Ontario

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How to Start a Cleaning Business In Ontario

Here are some steps you may need to take in order to start a cleaning business (part or full-time) in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Getting started- Canada provides a few helpful websites for getting your cleaning business started: http://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/index.cfm/starting/getting-started/starting-a-business/ and http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2749/

1. Choose and register your cleaning business name.

Find out more about choosing and registering your cleaning business name at these two links: http://corporations.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/cs01191.html and http://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/index.cfm/starting/getting-started/starting-a-business/#NameRegistration

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

2. Select your business structure.

Sole-proprietor, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here: http://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/index.cfm/starting/getting-started/starting-a-business/#Structure

3.  Register your cleaning business.

You can register your new cleaning business here: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/bn-ne/bro-ide/menu-eng.html

4. Open a Business Account with your bank.

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 info about taxes here: http://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/index.cfm/managing/taxes/taxation-guide/

6.  Get Liability Insurance.

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

7. 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.

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