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Starting Your Own Office Cleaning Company

If you’re looking for an excellent way to start making money, or maybe looking to be your own boss and quit the 9-5 grind, starting your own office cleaning company may be right for you.  Starting your own cleaning business is a great opportunity to make good money, with little investment needed.  One reason why opening up an office cleaning company in today’s tough economy is a good idea is because businesses, big or small, always need regular cleaning services, especially a company that they can trust.  There will always be a demand for office cleaning companies, and you will always have business as long as you’re reliable, trustworthy, and charge a competitive rate.

The first thing you’re going to need to do when starting your own office cleaning company is to come up with a solid business plan.  If you are unfamiliar with constructing a business plan, there are many excellent resources at the library and online that can assist you.  In your business plan you will want to include the following things.  You will want to include the mission statement for your business, or the reason why you have decided to start your own cleaning company.  You will want to write down the logistics of your operation, as well as your projections for your cost and payment structures, the direction you want your business to head in, etc.  You will want to figure out what is the best rate to charge, what services you’re planning to include, as well as the necessary capital it will take to get your business up and running.

During this planning phase, there will also be other things you will want to consider.  Are you planning on having a business partner for your new business, or are you planning on doing it alone?  If you have a partner you will want to meticulously go through every detail to understand how the profit sharing will work, as well as investments you will need to start your business.  Taking the time to go over this at the beginning will save you lots of time and headaches later down the line.

Your next step will be to construct a solid and concise marketing plan on how you will be bringing in clients.  Because much of the business you will be getting will be coming from referrals, sometimes the hardest step to starting your own cleaning business will be attracting those first clients.  When constructing a solid marketing plan, the best thing that you can do is to do as much research as you can about the existing cleaning companies in your area.  How much do they charge?  What kind of services do they provide?  Are they reliable around the community?  By clearly understanding all these factors you will have a better idea of what kind of price you should be charging, and what kind of services you can offer to stay ahead of the competition.

Now all that’s left is to buy the necessary supplies you will need and to create your own website.  Creating business cards and brochures is also a good idea, so you can pass them around different offices in your area to solicit business.  But the best thing you can do is to create a solid business and marketing plan, with a catchy name to your business, that will show that your business is not only reliable, but also a professional company that does the best work possible.

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