I'm thinking of starting a window washing business. I will be the sole employee. I plan to advertise through flyers (as opposed to door-to-door soliciting). Will I need any special licenses from the city, certifications, etc.?
I'd like to keep things as simple as possible. I don't plan on hiring anyone else. It's just a way to make some money. The job market around here isn't exactly jumping, and I figured window washing would be cheap as far as start-up costs for materials, etc...
Start with your city's finance office, which you can probably find online. You're likely to need a business license, and to pay business tax for this business.
And that's the city requirements. You're also going to be responsible for state and federal income taxes.
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Call the city clerk and she (or he) will let you know what licenses you need.
See a business attorney for establishment of a business so you minimize personal liability and to clear and protect your business name.
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