The process of starting and managing a cleaning business requires a lot of analysis, work and efforts. An effective business and management plan can help ensure the success of your cleaning company. The cleaning business is a very competitive business and if you want to be successful in this you must create an effective business plan.
Step 1 – Create a company website.
Creating a company website is not an easy task but you will be “visible” to millions of potential customers. These days, most people – especially in the biggest cities order their cleaning services via the internet. You can find a good SEO and Web design company to create and optimize your website for a better ranking in Google, you will need to obtain a domain name from the same country where your business is located (e.g. if your business is in the United Kingdom your domain name should be – “yoursite.co.uk”). You will also need approximately 3 – 4 months and even more to gain your page rank – also known as Google confidence. All of this will help you to gain more and more customers each day. In preparation for this, you can research the text content, target groups of customers as well as your key words.
Step 2 – Good energy saving equipment is also very important.
The right equipment will make the job easier, faster and more convenient for you to get the results you need. If you are going to be doing any deep cleaning, you will be using specialized equipment hence.
Using new technologies will help to reduce your expenditures.
Using the steam cleaning method will minimize your cost because there is no need to use expensive detergents with the final result being of an outstanding quality. You can steam clean almost everything – carpets, upholstery, sofas, chairs, wooden floors, car seats etc. In addition, steam cleaning kills bacteria, removes odours and uses only water.
Do not rent or lease equipment!
Renting or leasing cleaning equipment will decrease your profit as you have to pay more. Try to find a good quality steam cleaning machine – such equipment is not so expensive due to the higher competition in this niche of the market. With your steam cleaning machine you can still do the vacuum and steam cleaning so even you don’t need to buy a conventional cleaner.
If you run a domestic service, you may be able to start the business with just yourself working it. Eventually though, you will have to expand the business by hiring additional workers to compensate for the added business you get. Hiring personnel will depend on how much capital you have to work with and how many employees you will need. When you do hire personnel, it would be a good idea to hire someone to take care of the books, answer the phone, and do other administrative work.