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Me and wife started a cleaning business

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Steelpens65, May 21, 2023.

  1. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    We just got our LLC , we are bonded and insured. Went with the name “ALLIE & MAC’S CLEANING SERVICES “
    Wife has been cleaning for 25 years, residential and commercial. This is definitely exciting and scarey at same time.
    Anyone on this board that lives in Columbia SC area, reach out and let us Steelers fans cleaners help you tidy up before gametime or better yet clean up after Steeler game!
     
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  2. santeesteel

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    If you want to do a road trip to the West Coast, we could use your services!
    Seriously, congrats. I hope it's a big success! Just for grins, what does an LLC cost to start in SC? I dissolved mine this year.
     
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  3. S.T.D

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    Good Luck , and success with it all.:thumbs_up:
     
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  4. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    We all saw Pulp Fiction - we know what cleaners do. Some good money with motivated clients. ;)

    I've been self-employed for 35+ years - nothing beats shaving the boss in the morning (unless you prefer facial hair which I have for the most of those years). That home office deduction comes in handy as well if that's where you operate from. Best of luck.
     
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  5. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    $400 through Legal Zoom. Our business accountant is gonna move us to a S-Corp later this year. Much better on taxes for us.
     
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  6. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    Im not gonna lie… i hate cleaning but will do whatever to get this off the ground. My wife has a big client tell. I have been powerwashing houses too.
    I am not lying when i say there is good money to be made cleaning!
     
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  7. santeesteel

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    I used a different entity to start mine. I don't remember what their fee was but, it's 800./yr to the lovely state of California.
     
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  8. S.T.D

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    I have a buddy that does office with His business, and has done pretty well.
     
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  9. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    another reason to leave Cali lol
     
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  10. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    I am so glad to be out of the rat race , i just hope i can make 8 more years to retirement! May i ask what do you do?
     
  11. santeesteel

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    Believe me, I have no loyalty to this state, I could live anywhere. My wife however.......
     
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  12. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    I'm a consultant to California cities and business associations revitalizing Downtowns/business districts. Used to be the physical planning/project management now it's exclusively the macro business plan/financial end of it - i.e. paying for improvements/services. Indoor malls in California are a dying breed, everyone wants to be outdoors sipping over-priced lattes and craft beers on sidewalks under shade trees. The glut of post-COVID empty office buildings probably means conversion to housing (condos/live-work lofts/apts) which will bring more people 24/7 to Downtowns. Win-win for me.
     
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  13. santeesteel

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    Down here, they're just going to put the homeless in the empty offices/motels.
     
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  14. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    I wasn't going to mention that but very likely - better than blocking the sidewalks with blue tarps/cardboard/shopping carts and defecating in doorways.
     
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  15. santeesteel

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    STD, It seems funny but, it's front page news in this mornings paper. San Diego is going to move forward with a plan to purchase and refurbish an old motel and an apartment building to house up to 300 people. After the refits, it's estimated to cost from 469,000. to 525,000 dollars per unit.
     
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  16. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    That sounds about right. The Feds spent $55 million in mitigation costs to preserve/relocate Desert Tortoises to make way for the $2.2 billion "clean energy" solar farm at State Line near I-15 heading to Vegas, the largest of its type in the world. Apparently, though, many of them died following relocation. Will that happen in San Diego too? :shrug:
     
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  17. santeesteel

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    What I predict is, just like during COVID, when the city leased the convention center to put up homeless. Then, the feds came in and wanted to use the convention center to house unaccompanied minor female "migrants". Feds pay more so, they kicked the homeless out! Illegal immigration being what it is, I could see this happening again.
     
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  18. Steelpens65

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    Well we made it through the first month. We still have our house , so i guess we are on the right path.
    Wife put me to work on a couple of college turns, wore me slap out! I hate cleaning, it is some hard work!
    We turned a decent profit. I’ll keep yinz updated, hopefully we can hire a couple more people to keep this ship sailing!
     
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  19. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    Don't look now but they're already lining up! ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Steelpens65

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    My wife wud fire me right on the spot!
     
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  21. S.T.D

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    And here after seeing that picture I was going to hire You. LoL
     
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  22. forgotten1

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    Which proves you're conditioned to like anything black n gold.

    sidenote: couch cushion coinage comes convenient credit contracting collateral
     
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  23. Steelpens65

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    We just hired our first employee! Hopefully all goes well.
     
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  24. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    Best of luck. Hope it all works out. I feel fortunate that in 35 years of business I never had to "hire" employees, only brought in similar minded free-enterprise, self-motivated sub contractors who were specialists in their own fields - easy-peezy with year end 1099's vs all the other endless streams of red tape, forms and reporting. I know this model doesn't work for many but it certainly simplified my life. Much easier to terminate a 1099 person with a contract vs a bonafide employee.
     
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  25. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    With all that being said… she is hired as a 1099 contractor, idk why i keep saying employee! You are correct with the eazy peezy with the 1099!
     
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