how much does it cost to get my cleaning business insured, bonded, and licensed?

i need to know what all i have to do to start a cleaning business

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    A cleaning business-whether residential or office-is a terrific way to have a stable income. And you're smart to investigate before you try and get clients!

    Here's some beginning steps:

    1. Check with your city or county clerk's office to see if you need a business license or fictious name license. These are inexpensive ($25-$50) and usually last 3 or more years;

    2. Then, call around to insurance companies and compare prices for liability insurance (sometimes called bond). This protects you if something breaks or gets damaged while you're on the job. And, yes, sometimes you didn't so it, but with this you can keep a client! AND, when you can say to potential clients, "I have liability insurance" it not only makes you professional, but adds confidence. It shouldn't cost more than around $100-$300/yr for $100K coverage (you don't need more than that for now);

    3. Call existing cleaning companies, pretend to be a potential customer, to find out the going rates and services provided;

    4. NOW, make a nice flyer and/or introductory letter about your service and start knockin' on doors, so to speak! Dress nice, maybe have a t-shirt made up with your company name and/or logo at Cafepress.com, too.

    This is a general start. There is lots of information available for you below......

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Start An Office Cleaning Business!

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  • 4 years ago

    Nope.. I need some help here.... the cleaning lady I use, is very very good, and she does it... mostly cash only... Every once in a while someone, will pay her by check... She doesn't have the money for a bond, and how does she get one, cheap cheap, like FREE??? She doesn't have a business bank account, and she doesn't want the government snooping around her business affairs.... We need a bond, fast easy and cheap, preferably free... There has to be a way!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    bterry;

    The Business license is not expensive. Depends on location.

    Insurance and Bond are going to depend on your Liability exposure. Only an Insurance Agent can tell you this.

    Rooting for you and hope premiums are low.

    Source(s): Self Employed- 20 Years
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