Starting A Commercial Cleaning Business Or A Home Cleaning Business?
June 5, 2017 Steven Murphy
There are many opportunities that are open to those who would like to start their own business. Some of them are going to keep you at home, perhaps working on the Internet or doing some other computer venture. Although these types of businesses may come and go, one business that always seems to find success is a cleaning business. That is because you are providing a service that is in demand and most people are either unwilling or unable to provide this service for themselves. What are some things that you should consider when starting your own cleaning business?
One of the most important things that you are going to need to consider is if you are going to be running a commercial cleaning business or if you are going to be cleaning houses. There is a distinct difference between the two, not only in the physical location of the client but also in the type of cleaning that is going to be done. Many people who are starting a small cleaning business and are going to be doing all of the work on their own prefer to clean houses. It often provides you with more flexibility in the time that it takes to do the cleaning and the jobs are relatively easy to find.
You shouldn’t overlook the possibility of owning a commercial cleaning business, however, because it can really lead to some financial independence. Commercial cleaning contracts are going to pay more than home cleaning contracts and they are going to be steady work that you can count on, week after week. Of course, it is going to tie down your schedule to a certain extent and you may have a difficulty moving things around if you are responsible for cleaning an office or other commercial property. That is why many commercial cleaning companies end up hiring employees and this can have headaches of its own.
Regardless of whether you are going to start a home or commercial cleaning business, you also need to give some consideration to the janitor supplies that you are going to use. A commercial cleaning product is often going to be interchangeable with one that is used in the home, although there are some exceptions to that rule. For example, some commercial products are going to be stronger and may have stronger scents than what can be used in an individual’s home. They may also be more expensive and this can help to cut in your profits, if you are cleaning houses. In either case, make sure that you have a janitor supply company that is able to provide you with exactly what you need.
Finally, make sure that you are constantly advertising your business to get new clients. Even if you do everything that is necessary to keep your customers happy, there are going to be times when you lose a job. This is often because they bring the cleaning in-house or they hire a company that charges less money. If you continue to get new clients to your business, you will not only see more success, you will be able to avoid the headaches of losing jobs.