How To Start A Cleaning Business In Texas
Here is some information on how to start a cleaning business in the state of Texas. 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.
Before starting your cleaning business, you should take time to PLAN your business. The business plan can help provide direction for your business as you start and grow. Figure out your startup costs along will regular operating costs, and determine what direction you want your business to go. Secondly, you will need to REGISTER your business. Below you will find information on how to register your new cleaning business (part or full-time). Lastly, you will need to take action to GROW your business. You can gain new customers through marketing/advertising, word-of-mouth referrals, and through direct contact sales.
How To Register Your Cleaning Business In Texas
Here are some steps you may have to take (not necessarily in order) to register a mobile or home cleaning business in Texas, along with links to more information.
Here is a website created by the state of Texas for those wanting to start a business in Texas: Start a Business In Texas
1. Choose a business structure for your cleaning business.
Sole-proprietor, Partnership, LLC, Corporation, etc. The most common business structure for a small business is sole-proprietor. Find out more here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/businessstructure.shtml
2. Register your cleaning business name with the state of Texas.
Make sure the name you choose isn’t already being used by someone else. Find out more about registering a fictitious name for your cleaning business here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms_boc.shtml
If you need help in choosing a business name: Choosing a Cleaning Business Name
3. Register your cleaning business with the state of Texas.
You can register your new cleaning business with the state of Texas here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms_boc.shtml
4. Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a bank account for your business with your new cleaning business name.
5. Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.
Unless you decide to use your Social Security number, you will need to register for an EIN (Employee Identification Number) for tax purposes. More information about taxes here: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxes/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
6. Get Liability Insurance.
You may wish to get liability insurance, depending on what type of cleaning business you are starting.
7. Worker’s Compensation.
You don’t need to worry about Worker’s Compensation unless you have employees.
8. Get Health Insurance.
Since you will be self-employed, you will need your own health insurance. If you have employees, you will need a plan that will include their health needs also.
9. City License.
Certain cities may require you to obtain a license to operate your cleaning business, whether you are a resident, or not.