How to Start a Cleaning Business In West Virginia
Here are some steps on how to become a legal cleaning business (part or full-time) in the state of West Virginia.
Getting started– The state of West Virginia has created a few links to help you start your business: http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/Documents/StartingABusinessGuide.pdfand http://www.business4wv.com/b4wvpublic/default.aspx?pagename=startbusiness
-Register your cleaning business name.
Find out more about registering a business name here: http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/business/Pages/NameAvailability.aspx
If you need help selecting a name for your cleaning business: Choosing a Cleaning Business Name
-Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here:http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/business/Pages/businessstructure.aspx
-Register your cleaning business.
Find out more about how register your new cleaning business with the state of West Virginia here: https://www.business4wv.com/b4wvpublic/default.aspx?pagename=publicuserregistration
-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 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://tax.wv.gov/Business/Pages/Business.aspx 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.