How to Register Your Roofing Business In Texas
Here are some steps you may have to take (not necessarily in order) to start your roof cleaning company in the state of Texas. Before you go further, have you written a business plan? Also, make sure you market your new roof cleaning business effectively after you register.
Getting Started- Here is a website that will help if you want to become a roofing contractor in Texas: Start a Business In Texas
1. Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/businessstructure.shtml
2. Register your roof cleaning business name.
Find out more about registering a fictitious name here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms_boc.shtml
If you need help selecting a name for your roofing business: Choosing a Roofing Company Name
3. Register your business.
You can register your business with the state of Texas here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms_boc.shtml
4. Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your roof cleaning business with your new business name.
5. Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.
As a business owner, you will need to apply for an EIN (Employee Identification Number). More information about local and federal taxes here: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxes/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
6. City License.
Check with your city government, as you may be required to obtain a license to operate as a roof cleaning business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.
Depending on the locale, you may need to apply for permits before commencing roof cleaning jobs.