However, much of New York's population is centralized in the NYC area and historically business taxes in New York are higher than other states. The good news: the state of New York has been aggressively making the state more business friendly; specifically as it pertains to corporate tax reform. And a new state program called START-UP NY allows certain businesses to operate "tax free" for ten years! Here is more information on this program. http://startup.ny.gov/
Some of the best areas of NY state to start a house cleaning franchise include the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, the county of Westchester and of course downtown Manhattan. Why these areas? Specifically, because of population growth and high net worth of these home owners and renters. Upstate New York, according to the latest population figures, is not growing as fast as the NYC metro area. Opening any type of business in an area experiencing a reduction in the population should raise questions and concerns.
Service based businesses such as Uber, dry cleaning, dining and concierge type services (such as house cleaning and maid service) are booming in the NYC area. Most people automatically think of the big banks and technology companies adding jobs in New York, but again service businesses are red hot. MaidPro already has established house cleaning franchises servicing zip codes in the following towns and cities; Buffalo, Westchester, White Plains, Tarrytown, Scarsdale, Rochester, Brooklyn and parts of Manhattan. However, many homes are still not in active zip codes in these areas - they're available for a new franchise purchase!
Starting any type of business is a big decision and one should do as much "how to" research as possible. The State of New York has a great website specifically designed to help answer the most pressing "how to" questions related to starting a new business or purchasing a franchise. http://www.ny.gov/services/start-business-new-york...