Can you please tell em what are the requirements to owe your own cleaning business.. in southern California?

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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 that are pretty much the same no matter where you plan to start your cleaning business:

    1. Check with your city or county clerk's office to see if you need a business license or fictitious 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 do 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. Think about magnetic signs and/or a vinyl wrap for your vehicle;

    5. And spend less than $39 on a business cleaning kit (less than that for a residential cleaning kit!) that will give you the basic contracts, forms for estimates, pricing charts and book-keeping, intro letters, supply list and resources, customer leads and other valuable tips. It will save you time and money in the long run!

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

    Source(s): All the resources and tips you need to start off right and make $ with a cleaning business can be found at http://www.squidoo.com/startanofficecleaningbusine...
  • 1 decade ago

    knowing what you are doing, haveing some business knowledge, having the money to start, a good business plan is very helpful, a business liscence, probably insurance, a good location.

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