Recently I received a message regarding starting an office cleaning business. The question was quite simply: since anyone can call themselves a cleaning service, and since start-up costs are so low, what is the difference between those who succeed and those who fail?
I’m going to take time to answer the question AND also shamelessly plug my new book. It’s taken me 16 years of trial and effort to learn what I know and 6 months to write the book. Iknow the the difference between success and failure.
Many people believe that they can start and operate an office cleaning business with a few dollars and some cleaning supplies. The reality is most of these start-ups fail to build up a profitable clientele, grow tired of working at ‘marketing’, and quit within a few month. As with any business, it takes hard work and time to develop a profitable cleaning business.
However, armed with the detailed information in my new book, you can have your recession-proof office cleaning business up and running quickly. You will learn how to build your client list, properly (and profitably) bid on jobs, hire and train employees, and maximize your time and profits. You will learn all you need to know BEFORE starting your cleaning business. Best of all, a cleaning service can be run part- or full-time and can easily be started in your own home; no need for expensive office and warehouse space.
My new book covers much more than the ‘basics’ about starting your own cleaning business in a minimum amount of time. Learn how to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the service industry. Anyone investigating the possibilities in opening a cleaning business will understand planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; including buying an existing cleaning service and the pitfalls of a franchise.
I discuss pricing formulas, sales planning and presentation, bookkeeping, hiring and firing employees, motivating workers, managing and training employees, accounting procedures, successful budgeting, etc. By reading this book, you will become knowledgeable about sales and marketing techniques, legal concerns, IRS reporting requirements, customer service, general management skills, low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales.
Yes, there is a lot to learn if you want to succeed in any business. The more you know before you start your business, the more likely you’ll excel.