While it doesn’t seem easy to start your own carpet cleaning business, it is a great investment opportunity that could bring you a solid profit. The reason for that is that more and more people today are in demand of professional cleaning services, as they are busy in their jobs. However, before you start, you need to know a few things that will prepare you for success.
You have to buy your supplies and equipment and you need to hire a team of cleaning professionals, as it is unlikely that you will be able to do the entire work alone. Even at the moment you start the business, you will have customers from your friends and acquaints, who have carpets at home. And here, you need to be sure that your team of cleaners knows well all types of carpets and can clean them in the right way.
As soon as your company becomes more known in your location, you can start expanding the services adding more and more to them. For example, in addition to the carpet cleaning services, you can add curtain cleaning, window cleaning, oven cleaning, upholstery cleaning, mattress cleaning, stain removal, etc.
Let’s now take a look at some of the most important steps in building a cleaning business.
Make a business plan
It doesn’t have to be complicated. It just has to answer the following questions:
- What are my short-term financial goals?
- What are my long-term financial goals?
- How I could achieve them?
- How will I earn a profit?
- What will be my target customers and how I will attract them to my business?
- What competition do my business have and how to stand out of them?
- How to spread the word about my new business?
If you come up with a good business plan, it even might help you find financing, if you don’t have enough initial capital to start.
Choose the right location
You need to find a strategical place for your business office. When you are just starting, you can initially use your home, but when your business grows, you should consider a place where you can store the entire equipment you use.
Prepare all your business basics
These basics would include obtaining required business licences, liability insurance, creating a business bank account, creating a website that would present your business, etc.
Seeking an advice from an accountant and attorney
This is a necessary step that would help you to avoid some of the taxes. The accountant will help you invest your money only in well-worth initiatives.
You can also consult an attorney, who will help you register your company in compliance with the local regulations.
Finding the right equipment
The equipment is very important for the proper performance of cleaning, so it is best to invest in good truck-mounted cleaning unit that is of industrial strength. It should be of professional grade in order to deliver the desired professional results. After that you have to buy all the additional accessories, such as upholstery wands, crevice tools, cleaning detergents, stain removals, stair tools, etc.
As soon as you are ready, you can open your business and spread the word about it to bring in customers.