The essential guide to building a profitable company
Author: Robert Gordon
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
The cleaning industry is worth billions each year. There is plenty of money to be made, and you don't require any specific qualifications to get started. What you do need is a range of key skills, and a personal determination to succeed.This book will give you insider knowledge of the world of office and domestic cleaning. It will provide you with all the practical tools you need to succeed in a competitive but rewarding industry.- The basics required to set up your business and the services you can offer.- How to develop sales, and how to find - and keep - satisfied clients.- How to find good staff, train them, and deal with problems.- How to maintain the quality of your service provision as you grow.- Managing the legal, health & safety, and insurance requirements.- How to develop your brand and grow your company.- Book keeping, debt control and finance- How to develop further lucrative services to offer your client base.
How to Start, Run and Grow a Successful Residential & Commercial Cleaning Business Hello, my name is Maria, and I have something important to tell you. I know you've probably heard these types of success stories before and are a little skeptical, but I'm telling you this is true and can really happen for you. Ten years ago, after my divorce, I needed to find a way to support myself. I was one of those individuals that never went to college or had a trade skill, so there weren't a lot of job choices for me. What was I to do? I started looking into entry level jobs that didn't require specialized training or skills. Unfortunately, I wasn't keen on the idea of working at a fast food restaurant for minimum wage with limited potential for advancement or better pay. Then I learned about house cleaning from a friend of mine. She used house cleaning as a way to supplement their family income. However, I realized the potential to grow this into something more. So I started taking on a few residential cleaning jobs, getting my name out there and increasing my client list. I took the time to do some research and found a way to offer some specialized services that got me paid a little extra. Before I knew it, my client list was growing beyond what I could do by myself. So I started hiring employees. Then I realized the importance of branching out and started to take on commercial contracts. Commercial cleaning turned out to be even more beneficial to my income than residential cleaning. Not only was I able to support myself with this work, but I was able to grow and thrive. Today, I have a company of my own with 22 employees. We take on both residential and commercial cleaning contracts. My income has grown to over $250,000 a year now. I never dreamed a simple job to help pay the bills would grow into this, but it has. It takes a little bit of work, but the benefits are there to be had if you know what to do. I'm here to tell you what you need to do so you can have success just like I did. In this book, I show you: How to start on a budget Should you go with Franchise or independent The basics of residential cleaning business The basics of commercial cleaning business Skill you will need Income potential for residential cleaning Income potential for commercial cleaning Specialized cleaning income potential 12 guided steps to get started with residential cleaning 10 guided steps to get started with commercial cleaning Equipment you will need Safety first consideration 11 steps to choosing the right cleaning products 5 type sod cleaners to use Where to buy your cleaning supplies How to form a legal entity for your new business How to get certified How to set rate structure How to offer competitive pricing How to bid and win job contracts How to write a commercial job proposal How to get your first client How to market your new business 6 quickest way to get new contracts Top 10 safety concerns How to run and grow your business A day in life inside a cleaning business Important Forms and Formats Included in This Book: A Sample Cleaning service agreement contract Sample LLC Operating agreement A Sample Business Plan Sample Employee Warning Letter Good luck!
Start and Run a Successful Carpet Cleaning Business
Author: John Braun
Pubpsher: Independently Published
See how other carpet cleaners make six-figure incomes. Real-world carpet cleaning business stories and teaching from a 22-year veteran of the carpet cleaning business. John Braun, the author, has helped thousands of carpet cleaners grow their business. This book is a collection of business procedures put in place in actual successful carpet cleaning businesses. As well, you'll read collections of stories that will help you avoid pitfalls in your business. You'll also get scripts to sell on the phone, sell fabric protector, and deal with problem clients. Take away some of the learning curves and read this book now.
Home cleaning is one of the fastest-growing service businesses in North America. A good cleaning service brings comfort and order into people’s lives and in today’s world, these are highly sought-after commodities. A home cleaning service can start out small, but it has the potential to grow to be a multi-million dollar business with branch offices and franchises. Your business can grow to the point where you need to lease office space, hire staff, purchase a fleet of vehicles, and develop your own products and customized services. With the help of this book, you can get your business up and running, and survive that essential first year.
How to start and run a successful cleaning business in simple, easy to follow instructions. Every question is answered from start up to great tips making the work quick and easy. Includes sample contracts and marketing letters. Bring in an extra $500 to $5,000 a month part-time while keeping your day job!
Book & CD-ROM. A lot of people believe that they can set up and operate a cleaning business that will reap big profits with a few dollars and some cleaning supplies. The reality is most of these start-ups fail in a couple of months. As with any business, it takes hard work and time to develop a profitable cleaning business. However, armed with the detailed information in this new book, you can have your recession-proof cleaning business up and running quickly. You will learn how to build your client list quickly, properly bid on jobs, organise your schedule, and maximise your time and profits. You will learn everything you need to know BEFORE starting your cleaning business. A cleaning service can be run part- or full-time and can easily be started in your own home. As such, these businesses are one of the fastest growing segments in the service economy. This new book will teach you all you need to know about starting your own cleaning business in the minimum amount of time. Here is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the service industry. This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of cleaning. This superb manual should be studied by anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a cleaning business and will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms, contracts, worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations, and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools that no entrepreneur should be without. While providing detailed instructions and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success (if necessary), buying (and selling) a cleaning service, pricing formulas, sales planning, tracking competitors, bookkeeping, media planning, pricing, copy writing, hiring and firing employees, motivating workers, managing and training employees, accounting procedures, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. By reading this book, you will become knowledgeable about basic cost control systems, Web site plans and diagrams, software and equipment layout and planning, sales and marketing techniques, legal concerns, IRS reporting requirements, customer service, monthly profit and loss statements, tax preparation, public relations, general management skills, low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, and auditing. In addition, you will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the Companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan that can be used in Microsoft Word), how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to generate high profile public relations, and how to keep bringing clients back. The manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. In addition owners will appreciate this valuable resource and use it as a reference in their daily activities and as a source for ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can be easily applied. The Companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.