Want to quit your day job and be your own boss? Dream of working in a high-demand industry with lucrative earning opportunities? Window washing could be just what you’re looking for, but only if you take the right steps from the start.
In the guide below, we will go over how to start a window washing business so you are fully prepared to gain clients, make money, and achieve your financial goals.
Get An LLC
Starting an LLC or limited liability company is the cheapest, fastest, and most effective way to establish a business. While you can technically operate without a registered business, you will have to pay more for supplies this way. You also won’t be able to file taxes, build business credit, or do anything else you will want to do over time.
How you get an LLC will depend on where you live. You can contact your state’s branch of the Small Business Association to ask how to file for an LLC. This will cost anywhere from $100 to $800 to complete. In most states, you can fax the documents or fill out an application online to complete the process from home.
Come Up With A Business Name
You can come up with your business name before or after you establish your LLC. If the name does not match the LLC, you can always apply for a DBA (Doing Business As), which allows you to operate under a different identity through the LLC’s parameters. Your business name may include:
- Your Location
- Your Service Specialty (Commercial Cleaning, High-Rise Windows, Etc.)
- Your Name
- Something Creative (“Squeaky Clean Squeegees”)
Try to find a business name that matches an available domain name online. Follow this guide for more information about finding available
Obtain An Employer Identification Number
Your Employer Identification Number (EIN) is like a Social Security Number for your business. It is used for taxation purposes, and it may also be required to order discounted cleaning supplies from a wholesaler. You do not need to have employees to get an EIN, and you can file for an EIN for free online. Once you receive a copy of your EIN, you can complete any documents necessary to run your window cleaning business.
Follow A Tested And Proven Business Plan
Window Academy offers a complete guide on how to start a window washing business, from buying supplies to bidding on contracts. Start your business the right way with the help of our tested and proven business plan. Call (586) 404-0900 today to learn more.
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