How to Start a High-Income Producing Cleaning Business

Commercial cleaning Roseville CA businesses are ideal for entrepreneurs seeking a low-cost start-up service enterprise. They are one of the fastest and easiest businesses to start and are evergreen in nature, with high income potential. And many multi-million dollar cleaning services started out as simple mom and pop type operations.

Equipment and Supplies Needed

Supplies needed to start a cleaning service are minimal. For example, basic supplies needed include cleaning solutions, cleaning peripherals such as gloves, masks, buckets, mops, brooms, rags, spray bottles, scrub brushes, etc.

Heavy equipment may include floor cleaning equipment such as carpet shampooers, buffers, industrial vacuums, and the like. Equipment that cleaning companies do not have on-hand can be rented from stores like The Home Depot.

The most expensive item for new businesses will be a vehicle for getting to and from jobs and hauling supplies and, if needed, workers. However, many starting entrepreneurs already have a vehicle and many workers will already have transportation.

Business Cards & Uniforms

Business cards can be ordered online for less than twenty dollars. Some websites even offer free business cards. Purchasers simply have to pay for shipping, which can be under ten dollars. Uniforms can consist of same-color t-shirts, which can be purchased from stores like Wal-mart for approximately three dollars each.

Marketing Material on a Budget

Grassroots marketing material for new clean-up services can consist of postcards, which can be ordered from printing sites online cheaply. There are a plethora of websites offering professionally printed postcards for very low prices.

Fliers can be printed on home printers for pennies a flier. And vehicle signage (i.e., car magnets) can be ordered in twos from local print shops for approximate thirty dollars. Car magnets can also be found via online printers as well.

Tip: Order two sets of car magnets initially so when one set starts to fade from sun or rain, you’ll already have your second set on hand. Further, if you have two vehicles in your household, you can place the extra set of car magnets on the other vehicle, even if you don’t use that vehicle for the business. You can get tons of exposure by simply sitting in traffic or being parked in a parking lot.

Setting Your Business Apart
Cleaning companies can also specialize to set themselves apart. For example, small companies can specialize in office cleaning, or restaurant cleaning, or luxury home cleaning. Further, companies can opt to clean warehouses, or offer simple move-in and move-out cleaning for apartment buildings.

Cleaning companies can also choose to vie for lucrative government contracts and bid on contracts for cleaning government run building such as libraries or court houses. (Check with your local housing authorities and government agencies for information on bidding on government contracts.)

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