How To Start A Cleaning Business In Tennessee

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How to Start a Cleaning Business In Tennessee

A cleaning business can be a great small business, providing a full or part time income.  There are numerous types of cleaning businesses including residential house cleaning, office and other commercial cleaning, carpet and floor cleaning, etc.  Make sure you take time to plan your business before jumping right in.
There are some specific steps to starting a cleaning business (part or full-time) in Tennessee.  The state of Tennessee has resources that will help you start a business in Tennessee:  Tennessee Smart Start and Register a New Business In Tennessee

1. Register your cleaning business name in Tennessee.

Find out more about registering a fictitious name here: https://tnbear.tn.gov/ECommerce/NameAvailability.aspx

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

2. Select a business structure for your cleaning business.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.

3.  Register your cleaning business in Tennessee.

You can register your new cleaning business with the state of Tennessee here: https://tnbear.tn.gov/Ecommerce/RegistrationInstr.aspx

4.  Business Checking Account.

Open a new bank account for your cleaning business with your new business name.

5. Tennessee Tax Information.

You could file your own taxes or hire an accountant. More information about taxes here:

6.  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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