How To Start A Cleaning Business In South Carolina

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How to Start a Cleaning Business In South Carolina

There are a number of steps to become a legal cleaning business (part or full-time) in the state of South Carolina.  You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly.
Getting started– A resource created by the state of South Carolina to help you start your cleaning business can be found here: South Carolina Business One-Stop

-Register your cleaning business name.

Find out more about registering a business name at STEP 2 at this link:  https://www.scbos.sc.gov/Portals/0/Site/Business%20Resources/User%20Identification%20of%20Appropriate%20Filing.pdf .

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

-Select a business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here: https://www.scbos.sc.gov/Portals/0/Site/Business%20Resources/Business_Structures.pdf

 -Register your cleaning business.

Find out more about how register your new cleaning business with the state of South Carolina here: http://www.sos.sc.gov/Business_Opportunities

-Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your cleaning business with your new business name.

-Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.

You may want to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: https://www.scbos.sc.gov/Portals/0/Site/Business%20Resources/IRS_Link_Index_-_Critical_IRS_Information.pdf and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business

 -Get Liability Insurance.

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

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