Finding the Future in a Cleaning Business
In the current employment market that is, at best, a little tricky, perhaps now is a good time to think about starting your own company. The advantages are numerous: be your own boss, set your own schedule, get an automatic out when excusing yourself from office politics. The opportunities out there are only limited by your imagination. However, one of the quickest businesses to get up and growing without a big investment is a cleaning business.
With low start-up costs a cleaning business can be a good investment. Your first clients could be as close as the neighborhood school, warehouse, or office building down the street. For an industry worth approximately $128 billion a year with an average annual growth rate of 8%, who wouldn’t want to get involved?
To grow a successful cleaning business, here are a few best practices to follow:
- Pay attention to the details. In marketing, bookkeeping, or performing your work, do every job to the best of your ability. It is your number-one calling card.
- Do a great job. Always. Every time. (Yes, this is the same as bullet point number two, but it bears repeating.)
- Provide value-added service. Leave behind a note on each desk on how to keep phones, light switches, and other office equipment germ free. Provide a starter-kit with supplies to keep the kitchen clean, or even something as simple as a flower in a vase.
Whatever your ambitions as you start your cleaning business, remember to do your work to the best of your ability, and you’ll have a business that reflects this in no time.