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A warm welcome if you’re here because you’ve decided to start a new business as a professional organizer! Many of you joined me on a call with questions on becoming a professional organizer and starting your professional organizing business.

While being productive, efficient, and organized is easy for you, the business of starting an organizing business isn’t. Most professional organizers have never owned a business before, and many feel completely overwhelmed. It’s normal if you find yourself wondering what to do first.

Does this sound familiar? If so, keep reading.

Below is a list of ten tips; ten small, concrete action items to implement and start building your new professional organizing business. I’d like to help you create a sustainable, healthy organizing business based on how the real world of professional organizing works – not how others wish it worked.

By the way, I’m currently working on a few more lists because new organizers, just like you, have sent questions, left comments and detailed voicemails asking for specific information. Each “How To Become a Professional Organizer” blog post is created with you in mind.

Your feedback inspires me. So, I encourage you to let me know what information is most helpful and relevant to you in the comments section. And if you’d like, Ask me Anything to receive personalized coaching and advice designed specifically for you and your professional organizing business.

Tips to Become a Professional Organizer & Start Your Organizing Business

  • Decide on a legal structure for your business
  • Select a name for your business
  • Purchase a web address
  • Create a bank account for your business
  • Apply for a credit card to use for your business
  • Obtain business insurance
  • Acquire a business license and reseller’s license (if required)
  • Obtain an EIN (free at
  • Write a brief business plan
  • Decide on an appropriate budget to invest in your business based on research and your specific goals.

If you want to learn more, click over to my YouTube channel where you’ll find plenty of information on how to become a professional organizer.

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