How To Start A Cleaning Business In Ontario

How to Start a Cleaning Business In Ontario

Here are some steps you may need to take in order to start a cleaning business (part or full-time) in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Getting started- Canada provides a helpful website for getting your cleaning business started: https://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2749/

1. Choose and register your cleaning business name.

Find out more about choosing and registering your cleaning business name here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/start/choosing-a-business-name-1.html

If you need help selecting a name for your cleaning business:  Choosing a Cleaning Business Name

2. Select your business structure.

Sole-proprietor, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/start/register-with-gov.html

3.  Register your cleaning business.

You can register your new cleaning business here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/start/register-with-gov.html

4. Open a Business Account with your bank.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your cleaning business with your new business name.

5. Taxes.

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.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/businesses/topics/registering-your-business/business-registration-online-overview.html

6.  Get Liability Insurance.

Depending on what type of cleaning services you will offer, you may want to consider liability insurance.

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.

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