How to Start a Cleaning Business In New Mexico
There are a few steps to take to start a cleaning business in the state of New Mexico.
Getting started– New Mexico has a website to help you get your business started: Start A Business In New Mexico
1. Register your cleaning business name.
You may not need to register your cleaning business name unless you want to trademark it. Make sure no one else is using the name you choose here: https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/BFS/online/CorporationBusinessSearch
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.hg.org/busstructure.html
3. Register your cleaning business.
You can register your new cleaning business with the state of New Mexico here:http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/Businesses/register-your-business.aspx
4. Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your cleaning business with your new business name.
5. 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://www.tax.newmexico.gov/Businesses/register-your-business.aspx 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 offer, you may want to consider liability insurance.