Anyone got advice on starting a commercial cleaning business?
Hi, my name is Lee & I’m at the grass roots stage at the moment & i’ve kind of hit a brick wall. I don’t really know what the best way is to get things moving. I am one half of a partnership & at present I am emploied full time in Sheffield earning about £14K pre year. In order to leave my current job I will need to be earning roughly the same. Do I need to work part time until the business takes off or am I better taking the plunge & going for it? Is the demand for commercial cleaners such that I can do this? Any advice would be fantastic! Lee.
Lee, having done this 25 years ago the honest answer is leave it alone. The big companies have it tied up making very little profit on each client but having lots of clients. This will make it very very difficult for you to ever earm major money or even a living without working yourself into the ground. If there are any small jobs around then unless you want to be running around yourself doing all the work, which limits what you can earn as there are only so many hours in a day. You will need to be charging £9 – £11 per hour to employ staff and to be honest would you pay that to someone. There is also lots of cash in hand work these days where family and friends help out, so in my opinion, and it is only an opinion dont give up what you have for this type of business.
I disagree sorry. I have a client in a similar line of work (commercial deep cleaning, one offs_, making a LOT of sales AND profit. I know, I track his conversions! I’m also currently setting my mother-in-law up with a website and advertising campaign as a domestic cleaner.
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