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American Association of Poison Control Centers. Information on poisoning and poisoning prevention tips.

MSDS Information. Need information on a chemical? You can search by chemical name or manufacturer.

Compliance, Safety and Workplace Posters. Did you know that Federal and state government regulations require all employers to prominently post, at each of their locations, all current mandatory federal and state labor law notices? Go here to order your posters.

Government Resources------------------------------

The Occupational Health & Safety Administration, OSHA, has all of the information you need to know regarding workplace injuries, including the recordkeeping you are required to keep on hand.

OSHA Recordkeeping Forms. If you are required to fill out a form for an injury or accident, this link will take you right to the area to download the appropriate OSHA form.

Required Department of Labor Posters.All business are required by law to have employment posters in an area where employees can readily observe them. Follow the instructions on the Department of Labor pages to find out what specific posters you are required to have for your employees.

Secretary of State and Commerce Web Sites. You'll find the information you need to choose your business structure at the following state Web sites. Most of these sites will also provide information on how to register your business.

Small Business Resources


Business Owners' Idea Cafe. The Small Business Gathering Place, serves up "A Fun Approach to Serious Business" with hearty advice on how to start, finance and run a small business. Cyberschmooz Forums give virtual peer feedback on business ideas and questions. Free advice from experts, plus stress-busting fun diversions.

Score. Ask Score for business advice. They have over 1,200 email counselors ready to help you.

Small Business Administration. Helping small businessess succeed.

Online Womens' Business Centers. Each women's business center provides assistance and/or training in finance, management, marketing, procurement and the Internet, as well addressing specialized topics such as home-based businesses, corporate executive downsizing and welfare-to-work.

SCORE's Business Toolbox - Lots of business tools and resources on this site.

Tax Resources

Small Business Taxes: The Virtual Workshop - Videos to help you understand and meet your federal tax obligations.

Tax Calendar.  Don't miss any important deadlines.  The tax calendar has the due dates for the current year that most taxpayers will need.

2014 W-4 Form - Downoad Here

IRS Small Business & Self-Employed One Stop Resource.  Just considering starting a business?  Have questions on business expenses, Employer ID Numbers, or need tax publications or forms?  This is an excellent resource for small business that need tax information. is an online tax resource dedicated to helping you find the information, news, and forms you need to complete your taxes. Search, download, and print any tax form you need, visit links to the IRS website, find the answers to your tax questions, and get the latest news and information, all in one location. is your one-stop tax source!

Small Business Tax Information. Check out the Business Owners Idea Cafe Small Business Tax Center for more information on taxes, recordkeeping and the IRS.

IRS Small Business Workshop Online Classroom. View a streaming video of an IRS Small Business Workshop. This general workshop teaches small business owners the basics on their tax obligations. It's recommended that you have high speed Internet.

Recorded Call: How to Know Exactly What to Do (and say) When Things Go Wrong in Your Cleaning Business
Recorded Call: How to Know Exactly What to Do (and say) When Things Go Wrong in Your Cleaning Business Workplace conflict is stressful for cleaning business owners. Wouldn't it be great to know exactly what to do and say when things go wrong? Wouldn't you like to be more prepared to face whatever challenge comes your way? This is a recorded call with "Message Maven" and communications expert, Melissa DeLay, who helps us answer questions like how to deal with two employees that just can't get along, and clients that complain. . . . keep reading
Workplace Conflict Starter Kit for Residential Cleaning Companies
Workplace Conflict Starter Kit for Residential Cleaning Companies Are you tired of dealing with constant conflict in your cleaning business? You know what it's like...having to deal with conflict at work. Having to tell an employee something they don't want to hear like policy violations, absenteeism or behavior problems. Even customers can bring conflict within your workplace. One day you're diffusing customer complaints, the next day you're dealing with accusations against employees, and trying to manage it all without creating chaos and getting too stressed out. Introducing The Workplace Conflict Starter Kit! . . . keep reading
Post Construction Cleaning Forms
Post Construction Cleaning Forms This file contains 3 Post Construction Cleaning Forms. The first form is a Post Construction Clean-up Proposal. The second form is a Stop Sign form that you can post at the entry of rooms that have already received its final cleaning. This is a warning to other contractors that if they make a mess in this room they will be responsible for any additional cleaning costs. The last form is called the Post Construction Clean-up Site Inspection Form. Here you can record the room names, the date of the final cleaning, and the Superintendent signature (or whomever is responsible for the final sign off that the cleaning has been complete). . . . keep reading
InspectaHome Mobile App for Residential Cleaning Inspections
InspectaHome Mobile App for Residential Cleaning Inspections InspectaHome is the mobile app you've been waiting for! Inspecting your residential cleaning accounts has never been easier or more affordable than with the InspectaHome mobile app. Not only can you do inspections for all the cleaning packages you offer but you can create customized inspections such as carpet cleaning, window washing, floor care, etc. -- all for one low price. You won't find another full-featured inspection app of this kind for this price anywhere else. . . . keep reading
Clean Quote App - Now Available on iTunes and Google Play
Clean Quote App - Now Available on iTunes and Google Play FINALLY! The pricing app for residential cleaning that you've been searching for! Pricing your prospects' homes has never been easier and more accurate than with the Clean Quote Mobile App. Not only will you present an accurate price, you'll know that it's priced profitably for YOUR business. You won't find another full-featured app of this kind anywhere else. Available on iTunes and Google Play. Click here to learn more and watch the Video Tutorials. . . . keep reading
Secretary of State Websites
You'll find the information you need to choose your business structure at the following state Web sites. Most of these sites will also provide information on how to register your business. . . . keep reading
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