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Hey Folks,

I posted back in the beginning of the summer regarding hiring my first employees. (they worked out wonderfully, BTW) I haven't been back on the boards much since then because my cleaning business got very busy. Which was nice. It definitely beat waitressing, anyway. :-)

In fact, I enjoyed working for myself so much I am hoping to try it out as a permanent thing this fall.

I don't know very much about getting insurance or doing taxes. This has all been under the table, and my employees were part-time and paid in cash. Please, no flames, I am trying to get back in the tax-payer saddle.

Does anyone have any books they could recommend specifically dealing with looking for insurance for a cleaning business? Or any books just dealing with insurance for start-ups?

For the first few months, it will probably just be me cleaning solo. Then, as my customer base grows, I'll need to hire someone. I'd like to be prepared, both to insure myself for any damage claims (eg, knocking over a vase) and/or to insure my employee(s) for damages and possible theft. (oy! don't even want to think about that!)

I look forward to the board's suggestions, and am glad to be back reading your posts.

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