How To Start A Cleaning Business In Pennsylvania

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How to Start a Cleaning Business In Pennsylvania

Here is some information on how to start a cleaning business in Pennsylvania. Cleaning (part or full-time) often allows for flexible hours, and can produce a nice full or part time income.  Below you will find steps necessary to legally register your cleaning business in the state of Pennsylvania.  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.
Getting started- The state of Pennsylvania has a resource about starting a business in Pennsylvania here: Start a Business In Pennsylvania Guide (PDF Download)

1. Register your cleaning business name.

Find out more about registering a fictitious name here:  Pennsylvania Fictitious Names

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

2. Select your business structure.

You will need to choose a business structure: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.

3.  Register your cleaning business.

You can register your cleaning business with the state of Pennsylvania here: Pennsylvania Business Registration

4. 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 just have a small cleaning business. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work.

More info about taxes here:

6. Liability Insurance.

Liability insurance may be necessary, depending on what type of cleaning services you will be offering.

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