How to Start a Cleaning Business In Colorado
Here are some steps to take to start a cleaning business in the state of Colorado.
Getting started- The state of Colorado provides a few helpful websites for getting your business started: https://www.colorado.gov/apps/jboss/cbe/start-business.xhtml and http://www.coloradosbdc.org/starting-your-business
1. Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Many small business owners start out as sole-proprietors. Find out more here: http://www.coloradosbdc.org/resources/resource-guide/legal-structure-and-registration
2. Register your cleaning business name with the state of Colorado.
Find out more about registering a fictitious name here: http://www.coloradosbdc.org/resources/resource-guide/legal-structure-and-registration
For information on how to choose a cleaning business name: Choosing a Cleaning Business Name
2. Register your cleaning business with the state of Colorado.
You can find out more about registering your cleaning business with the state of Colorado here:http://www.coloradosbdc.org/resources/resource-guide/legal-structure-and-registration
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:https://www.colorado.gov/tax and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
6. Consider Liability Insurance.
You may need to look into liability insurance, depending on what type of cleaning business you are starting.
7. City License.
You may need to get a license to operate your cleaning business in a particular city, whether you are a resident, or not.