Foreclosure Cleaning Business: More Small Business Q&As about Contractor’s License, Using Accountant, Forms of Payment
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I hope your day is going great. As promised, below I’ve shared a few more quick foreclosure cleanup Questions & Answers from a business owner like you. Topics Covered: Using an accountant, getting a contractor’s license, and “the money” (forms of payment to accept). Hope they will give you some insight regarding your own business.
Enjoy the afternoon. Until next time …
More Small Biz Q&As
Small Business Q&As about Contractor’s License, Using an Accountant, and Acceptable Forms of Payment
Questions: Cassandra, I meant to email you back a lot sooner but I couldn’t find your email … My questions: 1. Do I need an accountant? 2. How will my clients pay me? 3. Can I still make pretty good money and will realtors still want my services if I can only offer trashouts and cleanouts in the beginning (I can’t afford a contractor’s license right now to have subcontractors do more work)?
–Accountant? No; you don’t NEED one, but if your business can afford one, go for it.** (I, personally, love Turbo Tax.)
–Payment method? You can set your own preferred pay method. Check, CC, PayPal, cash, etc. Use your judgment — cash is king of course. Careful accepting checks in this market, though many realtors will use them.
–Money? You can make a solid income offering JUST trashouts and cleanouts. (You don’t need a contractor’s lic — I’ve never had one.) The amount you earn will depend on YOUR efforts, period. Remember, your marketing should be done using “bulldog” mentality. Don’t send out a few marketing pieces thinking your biz will fly; stay on it. Be consistent; touch potential clients over and over again. Pick up the phone and put a voice behind your mailers, too. You have to do that.
Good luck to you! … Cassandra
**Note: The above is not intended to be a substitute for accounting and/or legal advice.
Find more Questions & Answers like the ones above in coming issues. In the meantime, here are some links to related editorials on the Foreclosure Cleaning Jobs Blog at http://www.foreclosure-cleanup-blog.com/:
- How to Choose the Best Services to Offer in Your Foreclosure Cleaning Business, http://www.foreclosure-cleanup-blog.com/?p=7399
- Foreclosure Cleaning: How to Market Your REO Trash Out Business in a Tough Market Using an Old Fashioned Tactic, http://www.foreclosure-cleanup-blog.com/?p=160
- E&O Insurance vs. Liability & How to Determine Which You Need in Your Business, http://www.foreclosure-cleanup-blog.com/?p=279
- Best Category to Be Insured Under: Foreclosure Cleanup Biz, http://www.foreclosure-cleanup-blog.com/?p=512
- Do You Need to be Licensed & Insured to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup & REO Trash Out Business? http://www.foreclosure-cleanup-blog.com/?p=69
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