How to Start a Cleaning Business

Jul 6, 2020
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Here’s an outline for starting your very own cleaning business.

Determine the Need

One of the first things you’ll need to look at is whether you want to go all in or not with your new cleaning business and that means looking at the need. Plan to start out small. If you’re in a small town, it’s more likely you’ll find some early work through word-of-mouth residential cleaning for neighbors and friends.

Pick a Niche

If you live in a bigger town, you can start deciding where you want to clean based on what’s there.  If you’re willing to take on a few helpers there’s commercial cleaning which can include banks and even schools.   You can even get into specialty cleaning for things like sporting goods if you get the right kind of washing machine and other equipment.

Advertise On the Cheap

It’s likely you won’t have a lot of money to start out with, so advertising on budget can mean mixing and matching old and new media. Creating a website and taking advantage of social media is a good idea. Flyers and ads in local newspapers for a small start-up can point to your online presence.

Stock Up On Supplies

If you’re starting out small you’ll need to buy a good vacuum cleaner with the right attachments. White cloth rags and paper towels are other staples and you can’t forget toilet bowl cleaner and a good brush. A broom, dust pan and a dry mop will get you started.

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