I have a felony fraud/forgery conviction from 16 years ago, in another state. I'm thinking about starting a cleaning company on my own. I see that most cleaning companies are bonded and insured. Will my conviction stop me from getting bonded and insured , and do I even need to be bonded and insured to be successful in this area of work?
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The short answer is that there's only one way to tell whether this will be an impediment... ask a few companies whether they will issue a bond with that record in your past. Chances are that this may not be an absolute prohibition to starting a cleaning company but I would be surprised if any of the more lucrative contracts did not require bonding and insurance. Nonetheless, do not lie on the application as that could have much worse consequences if it ever came to light. Good luck.
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I have a provided a link to an article about starting a cleaning business in New York that you may find helpful.
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