When thinking of going into any business the prices you charge have to be affordable while not underestimating your worth and losing out on profits. Therefore the most important aspect you have to consider is to make your business an affordable cleaning business.
While the cleaning business is a relatively cheap business to set up, several factors needed to be taken into account when starting out. The majority of those starting out small will do so using their own savings; this is the best way to go. If you are starting out small with just a few clients and are just cleaning yourself then all you will need is the actual cleaning equipment such as dusters, brush, and pans e.t.c and cleaning products such as bleach, polish, bathroom and kitchen cleaner e.t.c.
You will of course have to site down and work out the costs of these and such things as advertising costs and petrol before you work out what you are going to charge for your services.
Remember you are in this to make a profit and people are willing to pay well for a reliable and professional service. If you haven’t got the savings needed to start your business then there are several ways you can go about raising the money to start an affordable cleaning business.
There are Government programs that support small businesses and help them get going so you could be entitled to a grant or loan from them to get you off the ground. Your local library or Citizens advice bureau is a great place for free advice on getting started in small business ventures.
If you don’t want to go it alone then consider taking on a partner. Maybe if you aren’t particularly good at the financial side they could deal with that aspect and you with the hands-on part. Many businesses have started out this way and have succeeded and expanded.
The most affordable cleaning business is one which you start from home; this means that you don’t have to pay rent for a workplace which keeps the costs down drastically. The equipment needed for your business takes up very little space and is totally portable, if you wish to grow and expand later then you have the freedom to so.