While many people may dream of starting a new cleaning business, they may not be sure if it’s a good idea for them. Not everyone is cut out to be their own boss, which is why you should really ask yourself some questions if you’re thinking about starting a new maid business.
Here are some questions to get those wheels turning.
Are You Disciplined Enough to be a Good Boss?
While many people like the idea of running their own business and being their own boss, not everyone has the discipline to do it. Running a new cleaning business takes energy and time. In the beginning, this may mean putting much of your time and energy into getting your business off the ground and not doing other things you may want to do.
When you’re running a new cleaning business you also need to think about how you’re going to budget your time. You have the benefit of making your own schedule. But, you still have to work and deal with your clients. You can’t take more time off than you spend working or your business won’t get off the ground.
Are You a People Person?
To start a new cleaning business, you not only have to not mind picking up other people’s messes, but you must also be a people person. No one is going to hire you as their regular cleaning business if you can’t hold a conversation with them and are not friendly.
Being a people person will also work in your favor as you market your business. You have to be able to talk to other people about your business and tell them why they need to hire you instead of the company down the street. Your people skills may end up being the deciding factor of whether someone hires you over the competition.
Can You Manage Employees?
In the beginning, you may not have any employees, or just one or two. No matter how many people you have working under you, you have to be able to manage them. This means telling them what to do and being able to delegate responsibility. If you have trouble telling people what to do and being the “go-to” person when someone has a question, you may have trouble starting any type of business by yourself.
Do you Know What Niche You Want to Explore?
When it comes to starting a new cleaning business you should have an idea of what niche you want to focus on. Do you want to only take on residential clients? Do you want to focus on commercial clients? Or, do you want to be known as an environmentally friendly company? These are all things to consider as you map out your new cleaning business. Having a clear idea of what you want to focus on can help you become more successful.
Can You Deal with Competition?
While there is a demand for cleaning businesses, there is also competition. You need to be ready to deal with the competition and tell people why your business is better than the rest. Don’t afraid to brag and tell people why they should hire you over the cleaning company down the street. If you have no problems doing that, or better yet, are good at that, then you’re well on your way to having a successful cleaning business.
Can you Handle the Physical Labor?
Cleaning is a physical job that requires much physical strength. You need to be able to handle the physical labor that goes along with running a cleaning business.
Do You Enjoy Cleaning?
People say it’s not work if you do what you love. If you have a natural joy for cleaning, then maybe opening your own cleaning business is your calling. But, if you don’t like cleaning your own house, never mind someone else’s, then you may want to reconsider. Cleaning someone else’s home means dealing with whatever messes they have. It also means being able to deal with clients and their demands when it comes to the job they want done. You need to make sure your idea of what’s clean and theirs is on the same page. Some people have unrealistic expectations. But, if you enjoy cleaning, it will show in the job that you do. Clients will be able to tell that you take your business seriously and won’t stop until the job is done right.
Do You Have a Business Plan?
When you’re starting a new cleaning business, you need to have a plan. From deciding on a name to getting all of the right licenses and insurance, you need to have a plan. Map out how you’re going to start your business, how much you’re willing to invest, whether you’re going to borrow money, and what types of supplies you’re going to need. These are all things you need to have down before you start your cleaning business. A clear plan will help to make it easier to get your cleaning business off the ground and make it a success.
Do You Want to Learn More About Starting a New Cleaning Business?
If you’ve been thinking about starting a cleaning business, but have more questions, contact Debbie Sardone, the Maid Coach. Debbie can tell you how to turn your new cleaning business into a 7-figure income. Debbie has all the information you need because she’s been right where you are. She started her business out of the trunk of her car and turned it into one of the largest maid services in the country. She can give you step-by-step instructions on how to get your business off the ground and be successful. Isn’t that what you want?