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post #1 of Old 09-21-2010, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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I am still in the planning stage of starting an office cleaning business. I was wondering if anyone on this site is in New Jersey. I would like to get advice from someone in the area as well as the professionals already on the board. I have heard several different things that should be the first thing to do. One person said get your first job then get the insurance before your first job. One said worry about the website first. I must say I am a bit confused on the order of business.

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post #2 of Old 10-02-2010, 06:42 AM
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Hi Shay,

The first thing you should do before getting any customers is set up your business. I am not sure what you have done so far, if anything, so you should first determine your business name. Once you decide on that be sure a URL (web address) is available for that name. Your customers through word of mouth will search for you that way.

After that, get a business license, register your business and get a tax ID and open a business checking account.

Next purchase your insurance or at least research it and get ready to purchase right before your first client. You want to have insurance before you start a job. Many businesses will require you to show a certificate before they hire you for the job.

Once you have the guts of the business done, you can start advertising as well as building your website.

Hope this helps!
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