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I'm thinking about starting a cleaning business, do any of you own one and have hints?

Asked by freckles (363points) April 2nd, 2010

I am thinking of starting a cleaning business with a few friends this summer. I don’t have a lot of start up cash. What kind of investments would I have to make to start? What do I need to do to get started?

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cazzie's avatar

What country are you in? If you’re in the States…. Insurance.

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

Depends,,,what will you be cleaning,homes, offices,,,, You might want to do some research make sure the market in your area is not over saturated in that specific field!
I have a friend who started his own landscaping business and had to shut down a few weeks later as there was no work to be done !!

Just_Justine's avatar

I think your best bet is to get a little business plan together. Meaning what type of cleaning are you prepared to do? To which scale as well. This would further move your business plan to things like staff, cleaning object requirements and costs. More importantly how do you plan to market your business? Would you register it as a sole proprietor business or a close corp? Also check what @Pretty_Lilly says is there a market available etc.,

I remember watching a program on TV about extreme cleaners, for those types of cleaning jobs no one likes. Perhaps Google that. There may be a market and it is easy to link to say the Police, or other Government Offices in charge of that.

Also check the net for business plan formats, that may help you a lot.

DarkScribe's avatar

If you are in Australia I might be able to help. We need a new housekeeper. My wife is getting insistent – we need one within a couple of weeks.

mammal's avatar

be careful what chemicals you use, they can have a deleterious affect over time.

DarkScribe's avatar

@mammal be careful what chemicals you use, they can have a deleterious affect over time.

As it should be – they are supposed to delete dirt.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Watch a few episodes of “Hoarders” to see what you’ll be getting into.

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