Starting a residential cleaning business is not hard and does not require much capital or intensive skills. The entrepreneur can start small and look for ways to grow the business with time. The more residences the business gets to clean, the higher the chances of expanding the business. For small business people, start with a smaller number of employees and increase after the business grows.
The first important step when starting the residential cleaning business is registration of the business. Come up with a name, preferably a name related to cleaning or laundry services to make easier for customers to relate your business with cleaning services. Get an insurance cover from legit insurance firms to ensure your business and cleaners are covered in cases of injuries or losses.
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. This includes cleaning equipment and tools, detergents, towels, etc. Be safe at work by wearing protective gears such as gloves, aprons, overalls, etc.
The next step will involve business marketing, depending on the available funds. 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. Issue fliers to the neighbors in your locality, as the first preferred clients. Cleints from your locality will be comfortable when they give the cleaning jobs to people living in the same neighborhood. You can also issue the same fliers at churches, community gatherings, offices, etc. Offer free services when starting up to few clients with the aim of making them your referee contacts. Create social media pages to advertise your business. Most of the social media sites do not charge any cost thus take advantage of the internet. Create a website when the business grows to allow more customers reach you as well as have a chance to see the kind of residential cleaning services offered and get a chance to book for services online.
Hire other cleaners or employees as the business grows to help you meet the demand off the clients. It is important to know the kind of employees you will be hiring as residential places requires that privacy of the homes be maintained, thus the staff should be confidential. Keep time as agreed with the client. Some homeowners prefer the cleaning process to take place while they are away and others prefers to be there. After a job well done, request the customer to give you referrals so that your clientele base can grow.