How to Start a Cleaning Business in Washington State
Here is some information on how to start a cleaning business in the state of Washington.
The state of Washington has a number of websites to help you get started with your business: http://business.wa.gov/start.html and http://bls.dor.wa.gov/startbusiness.aspx and http://www.oria.wa.gov/site/alias__oria/345/our_business_services.aspx
-Register your cleaning business name.
Find out more here: http://business.wa.gov/start.html#businessname
If you need help selecting a name for your cleaning business: Choosing a Cleaning Business Name
-Select your business structure.
Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. http://business.wa.gov/start.html#businessstructure
-Register your cleaning business in Washington State.
If you are forming an LLC or Corporation, you need to register your new cleaning business. http://business.wa.gov/start.html#getregistered
-Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your cleaning business with your new business name.
-Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.
You may want to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here:http://business.wa.gov/start.html#taxnumber and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
-Get Liability Insurance.
Depending on what type of cleaning services you plan to offer, you may want to consider liability insurance.