How to Start a Cleaning Business In New York
Here are some steps you may have to take in order to start your cleaning business (part or full-time) in the state of New York.
Getting started– The state of New York has a website about starting a business here: New York Business Express
1. Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.
2. Register your cleaning business name with New York.
You need to register your cleaning business name with the New York Department of State: Certificate of Assumed Name
If you need help in choosing a cleaning business name: Choosing a Cleaning Company Name
3. Register your cleaning business with New York.
You can register your cleaning business with the state of New York here: Start a Business in New York
4. Open a Separate Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a 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. More info about taxes here: https://www.tax.ny.gov/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
6. Liability Insurance.
You may want liability insurance depending on what type of cleaning business you will be starting.
7. City License.
You may be required to obtain a license operate your cleaning business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.