If you’re thinking about starting a new cleaning service, but are procrastinating because you don’t have enough money for the start-up costs, think again. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to get things going. A new cleaning service can be one of the least expensive businesses to start if you do it right. Here are some tips to start getting things clean without spending a lot of green.
Run the Business Out of Your Home
One of the best things about running a cleaning service is that you can do it out of your home. This means you don’t have to pay to rent a storefront or space. You should be able to store the equipment you’ll need to clean people’s houses in your home. This way you save on storage and storefront space. You can also use your cell phone as your business phone so you save money on an extra phone bill.
Buy Minimal Equipment When Starting a New Cleaning Service
Just because you’re starting a new cleaning service doesn’t mean you have to buy tons of equipment. Many people start off with just themselves or one other employee. This means you don’t have to spend a lot of money on buying sets of equipment. Just get enough so that you and your other employees have what you need to get the job done right.
Use Social Media to Advertise
In the beginning, you won’t have much money to devote to advertising costs. Use social media to advertise because you can do that for free. Post fliers at local coffee shops or other areas where you think your target customers will gather. Ask people to tell friends about your new cleaning service and don’t be afraid to talk up your business.
Use a Simple Uniform
You don’t have to have fancy uniforms when you’re starting a new cleaning service. You can wear simple clothes you probably have at home, like black pants and a white shirt. If you have employees, have them do the same. As long as you look professional, clean, and well-kept, your clients will know you are serious about your business. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on fancy uniforms to get the job done right.
Consider Targeting Residential Customers First
Although you may want to get out there and get big commercial customers, you may want to consider starting off with residential customers first. You’ll need fewer supplies and manpower to get the job done. Commercial clients will likely have larger spaces to clean that require more employees and stronger equipment. Once you get a steady list of clients and start making money, you can consider adding commercial clients to your list.
Don’t Skimp Out on Licenses and Insurance
While you don’t want to spend a lot of money when you’re starting a new cleaning service, you also don’t want to skimp out on the proper licenses and insurance needed. If you do this you may find yourself in legal trouble that will cost you more than it would to have the proper insurance and licenses.
Check your state to see what types of licenses you need when starting a cleaning business. Also, ask what type of insurance you need to carry. You want to make sure everything is current when it comes to the legalities of your cleaning business.
Hire the Right Staff
While you may not hire a lot of people in the beginning, you want to hire the right staff. This will help you to make more money because you’ll have quality employees who get the job done right. A big part of this is doing background checks and checking references. You want to know the people you’re hiring as well as you can. These people are going to be inside people’s homes most likely when they’re not home, so you want to hire people who can be trusted.
Ask People to Invest or Ask to Borrow Money to Get Started
If you are very short on funds and are determined to start a new cleaning service, ask people to invest or ask to borrow money to get started. You can decide the terms of how you’re going to pay people back, but at least it will give you the money you need to get started.
Look for Free Software to Manage Your Business
When it comes to keeping things straight with your business, there is plenty of free computer software available that can help. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive software to keep clients and employee information organized. A simple internet search will provide you with many free and low-cost options for computer software. Once things get off the ground, you may choose to upgrade or you may realize that the software you already have is getting the job done just fine.
Are You Ready to Start a New Cleaning Service?
It’s not hard to start a new cleaning service on a budget. If you’ve been wanting to start a cleaning company but aren’t sure where to start, Debbie Sardone, the Maid Coach holds the answers. She has all the tools and expertise you need to get your business off the ground. Debbie launched her business on a budget, and it evolved into one of the most impressive maid services in the nation. Her step-by-step course to help new cleaning services just like yours can set you apart from other companies. Debbie will show you how to build your business and shape it into what you want.
Call Debbie today at 972-827-7837 to get started and find out how she can help you!
Known as The Maid Coach, Debbie Sardone is America’s top cleaning business consultant. Debbie helps owners of residential cleaning companies build a 7-figure dream business, with a 6-figure income and the freedom in their lives that they deserve.