58 year old single mom wants to empower herself and start a business. (Never to late)

 

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58 year old single mom wants to empower herself and start a business. (Never to late)

58 year old single mom wants to empower herself and start a clenching business.

So my mom has a job but wants to start a little cleaning a business in ny which she wants me to help with since she works a lot. So what should i do/where do i start.

She wants to register it were not going to have a store front till way later. Im planning on a website + social medias, fliers and business cards, target is businesses/houses that need there windows cleaned, also apartments/houses. Maybe extending to do more. Maybe cutting grass or pulling weeds.

So what should it be registered as llc? S corporation or one of the other 3? Is there any other steps we need to take to set this up? Should the name be trade marked? So far were going with “sunshine cleaning”

Also Where can i buy bulk or gallons of cleaning products im looking at amazon rn.

All help is great thanks and id greatly appreciate. Thanks and good luck to all fellow entrepreneurs

Should my mom hire me and my wife, should i go in as a partner with her? Help me out

58 year old single mom wants to empower herself and start a business. (Never to late)

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6 Replies to “58 year old single mom wants to empower herself and start a business. (Never to late)”

  1. Look up sole proprietor, you may be able to start up this way. No need to create an entity until you’re actually making money.

    Sams Club/Costco have pretty heavy duty bulk cleaners. I’d start there before getting the bigger stuff.

    Focus on acquiring clients, everything starts there. Don’t get distracted with anything else.

    Talk to an accountant about how to charge/get paid/ deduct expenses. Most will consult for free and then charge when any returns are due (city, state, fed tax filings).

  2. Your first stop should be liability insurance. I also recommend checking out and reading The Lean Startup by ries especially in this situation. Go slow and focus on a minimum viable product before planning too much. Be flexible and able to pivot. You may find yourself in a unique niche and you don’t want to have invested money into parts of a business that don’t work in that niche. If you’re in the states, I highly recommend contacting your local score chapter and getting hooked up with a free mentor.

  3. Your mom doesn’t need any licenses, corps, websites, social media, trademarks, business cards, or any of that. She needs clients first. When she starts bringing in revenue, THEN (and only then) should you start to focus on those other activities. Stop worrying about all these unnecessary details, focus on getting customers. That’s it.

    And no, you should not be a partner.

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