How To Start A Cleaning Business In Washington State

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How to Start a Cleaning Business in Washington State

Here is some information on how to start a cleaning business in the state of Washington.

The state of Washington has a number of websites to help you get started with your business:   http://business.wa.gov/start.html and http://bls.dor.wa.gov/startbusiness.aspx and http://www.oria.wa.gov/site/alias__oria/345/our_business_services.aspx

-Register your cleaning business name.

Find out more here: http://business.wa.gov/start.html#businessname

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

-Select your business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  http://business.wa.gov/start.html#businessstructure

  -Register your cleaning business in Washington State.

If you are forming an LLC or Corporation, you need to register your new cleaning business.  http://business.wa.gov/start.html#getregistered

-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, hire an accountant.

You may want to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here:http://business.wa.gov/start.html#taxnumber 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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