How to Start a Cleaning Business In New Jersey
Here are some steps to take in order to start a cleaning business in the state of New Jersey. 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. You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly.
Here is a website that will help if you want to start a business in New Jersey: http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/starting/
1. Register your cleaning business name.
Find out more about registering a fictitious name here:http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/documents/check_list.pdf
If you need help selecting a name for your cleaning business: Choosing a Cleaning Business Name
2. Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/starting/basics/
3. Register your cleaning business.
You can register your new cleaning business with the state of New Jersey here:http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/gettingregistered.shtml
4. Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your cleaning business with your new business name.
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 information about taxes here: http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/tax/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
6. Get Liability Insurance.
Depending on what type of cleaning services you will be offering, you may want to consider liability insurance.