Starting any new venture can be intimidating and scary. Starting a new cleaning business is no different. While you may be good at cleaning and think you can run your business well, you may still have your doubts. If you’re still wondering if starting a new cleaning business is a good idea, consider these points that will have you ready to be a lean, mean cleaning machine!
Start-up Costs are Minimal
When you start a cleaning business, you don’t need to spend a lot of money, especially if you’re only hiring a couple of employees to start. Besides paying their hourly wages, investing in equipment, and securing the right licenses and insurance, there aren’t many other costs. Once you gain a steady client list, you’ll want to hire more workers and get more equipment. Until then, you can start off small. Some people even just start with themselves in the beginning. The choice is yours.
Cleaning Will Always be in Demand
While the need for many businesses may come and go, the need for cleaning will always be in demand. There will always be people who don’t want to spend the time to clean their houses and would rather pay other people to do it. While there may be competition among different cleaning companies, there will always be a need for cleaning services.
You’re a People Person
If you’re a people person it will work in your favor if you’re thinking of starting a new cleaning business. You need the skills to talk to others about your company. You’ll need to be able to explain why they should hire you instead of the maid service down the road. Your social skills could be the deciding factor as to if someone hires you or your competitor.
You Want to be Your Own Boss
Running your own cleaning business means you’re your own boss. You can set your own schedule (as long it jives with your clients’ schedules) and set your own rates. Although you’re the boss, you still need to have the discipline to get the job done and devote enough hours to get your cleaning business off the ground.
You Don’t Need Office Space
You can run your new cleaning business right from your home. You don’t have to rent out office space. You can store your equipment at home and use your cell phone to contact clients. This is appealing to many people who want to run their own businesses but don’t have the money to spend to rent out office space.
You Enjoy Managing People
To run your own business, you need to be good at and enjoy managing people. Starting off, you may only have a few staff members. But you need to be able to manage as people as you have working under you. This means training new employees, instructing your staff what they need to do with their time, and delegating responsibilities. Not having the confidence to tell people what to do can make running a business very difficult. Remember, you’ll be their “go-to” person as the boss and you’ll need to answer questions and provide guidance. If these are skill you lack, then you can always look into hiring a manager to help with these responsibilities.
You Have a Thirst for Entrepreneurship
If you have fresh ideas and like to see where they take you, then you starting a cleaning business may be for you. You have to like to start things and see how they grow. You also have to be able to deal with the ups and downs that come along with having your own business. If this sounds like you, then starting a cleaning business may be just the thing for you.
You are Self-Motivated
To start a new cleaning business or any other type of business, you need to be self-motivated. You need to have the go-getter attitude to seek new clients and the charm to keep them. There’s no one around to tell you what needs to be done or to keep going. You just need to do it. If you don’t, then you’ll see your business fail even before it had a chance.
You Enjoy Cleaning
There are some of us who do our job because we get paid, and then there are others who do our job, get paid, and actually enjoy the work. If you’re doing something you love, it doesn’t feel like work. A cleaning business is a great way to use your natural joy of cleaning for profit. However, if cleaning is something you hate then you may find starting a new cleaning business to be very challenging. In this industry you’ll need to be able to clean someone else’s home, deal with the messes they leave behind, and working with clients who may not always be easy to work with.
Communication and customer service skills are a must. You and your clients must be on the same page. You may even have to deal with clients who have unreasonable expectations. Clear communication can help ensure you and your client have a clear understanding of what to expect. Above all else, always be kind and professional and your clients will see you as such.
Are You Ready to Start a New Cleaning Business?
If you’ve been thinking about starting a new cleaning business, but still aren’t sure and have questions, contact Debbie Sardone, the Maid Coach. Debbie can give you more reasons why you should start a cleaning business and how to turn it 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?