Most people know how to clean things. Many people think that they will open cleaning services to make a living. Cleaning services are needed in every town, but you have to know a few things before you decide that cleaning services will be your life’s work.
Before opening a commercial cleaning company you need to decide whether you would be cleaning residential homes, commercial office buildings, commercial businesses, schools, churches, or retail establishments. You also need to determine if you prefer to do strictly interior cleaning, or exterior cleaning, or a combination of interior and exterior services.
Once you have decided what types of buildings you will be best at cleaning you have to see what the market for a new cleaning company is in your area. You want to see how many service providers are in the area. Research to see what services these providers offer, and the amount they charge for their services.
In order to operate a successful business you are going to have to be competitive with the other companies in the area in prices, and you are going to have to offer something that the other companies do not. This may mean that you have to know how to clean something that the other companies do not know how to clean, or that you include things like sidewalk pressure washing where the other companies do not. Find something that will make your business stand out from the rest.
You have to research cleansers, and their ingredients so that you can buy the ones that have the least harmful side effects. You are not really worried about how you will react to the cleaners, but you want to make sure that the people you clean for will not have allergic reactions to them.
You need to get some business cards printed up, and some flyers. Detail what services you offer, what hours you are willing to work, and any aspect of your company that is going to pique the interest of the potential clients. Then you have to get out and distribute those flyers so people who might need your services will see them.
If you do residential cleaning you can go around to businesses and pass out flyers. Remember that every person in those businesses lives in a residential home. They all need those homes cleaned, and by seeing your face, and getting to know you they are more likely to hire you to clean their homes for them.