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If you love the smell of Pine-Sol and you simply enjoy nothing more than scrubbing floors or removing grime, a cleaning business may be right up your alley. You can actually begin your own cleaning business for much less than you may think. In fact, you can begin with as little as $300 or less. You will need to apply for and receive a business license and insurance, neither of which are terribly expensive and then purchase a few supplies.
Once you have your business license in hand, be sure to have a few business cards printed. There are many places online where you can get 250 business cards for less than $10 or your local printer may also offer low prices. Be sure to begin passing out your business cards at every corner. You can take them with you to your child’s school or when dropping off your normal household bills. Take them to doctor’s offices, beauty shops, banks and anywhere else you may visit in your local area. Remember that the more business cards you hand out, the more likely you are to have an influx of new customers. You may also consider printing up flyers and hanging them out in your local stores or place a small ad in the newspaper.
You will soon begin getting clients. Set up the days that you plan to clean before these clients start calling. If you are not planning to work every day of the week, be sure that you outline the days that you are available. You will need to have your cleaning supplies handy. Keep in mind that if you are planning on cleaning offices, most of these are cleaned after hours which means that you will need to work at night. Be sure that you have babysitting services enlisted if needed. Of course, this also means that you can continue to work your day job if necessary until you get your new cleaning business off the ground.
Cleaning supplies can be purchased very inexpensively at your local dollar store. If you are planning to supply your own mops, brooms and other larger items, be sure that you have adequate space in your vehicle to transport these items. With regards to purchasing your cleaning supplies, you can get many supplies at your local dollar store for around $1 each.
Remember that not everyone is going to automatically hire you to clean their home or office. You should be prepared to hear a “no” or two. Do not take these rejections personally. This is your business and not all businesses have the market cornered for what they are offering. You will have a few potential clients that are happy with their current cleaning services. Just keep your chin up and keep talking to people about your cleaning skills and your prices. Remember to set your prices before you begin. If you are unsure of what cleaning services are going for in your local area, talk with other cleaning companies or do a bit of online research and see what fees are currently being paid.