With little startup capital and fewer skills, one can easily start a residential cleaning business. Start the cleaning business and look for various ways to grow it. More clients will lead to business growth. For small business people, start with a smaller number of employees and increase after the business grows.
Start with business registration. Get a name related to laundry or cleaning services to allow target group associate the business with cleaning services. Secondly, obtain insurance from licensed insurance brokers to have your business and employees covered in cases of losses or staff injuries at work.
Start acquiring cleaning supplies and office equipment if need be. While starting up, an office space is not a necessity as you can also operate from home. To save costs, purchase cleaning supplies in large quantities. Such cleaning supplies are buckets, mops, caddies, etc. Be safe at work by wearing protective gears such as gloves, aprons, overalls, etc.
The next thing will be to market your business which will also depend on your startup capital. Depending on the availability capital, hire a marketing company and team to advertise the business. The best marketing tool will be reaching your target clients at homes. Print fliers and deliver them to target groups at their residences without forgetting to mention that you live in the same locality. Many homeowners prefers getting cleaning services from people of the same locality. You can also issue the same fliers at churches, community gatherings, offices, etc. Since you will be starting up, you will need to have referee contacts which can be gained by winning some few clients through free cleaning services. Advertise your business through social media. Most of the social media sites do not charge any cost thus take advantage of the internet. As the business expands, have a website where more clients can reach you, have a look at the services offered as well as book your services.
Hire other cleaners or employees as the business grows to help you meet the demand off the clients. Conduct a background research on the people you intend to hire as you will be taking them to people’s homes where privacy is an important aspect. Ensure you observe time as agreed with the client. We have home owners who prefer to supervise the cleaning themselves, while others will leave you to work uninterrupted. In the hope of looking to grow the numbers, request the customer to give you a few referrals if they get satisfied with your services.