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. As the business gets more clients, chances of growth will be high. You do not need several employees when starting a small residential cleaning business as it will be possible to increase the staff number as the business grows.
The first important step when starting the residential cleaning business is registration of the business. You will also need a business name, and preferably one that relates to the type of business you are starting. Get an insurance cover from legit insurance firms to ensure your business and cleaners are covered in cases of injuries or losses.
Purchase necessary cleaning equipment and if having an office, get office equipment too. Office space is not a mandatory requirement when starting up a residential cleaning business as one can operate from home until such a time that it will be necessary and possible to get office space. To save costs, purchase cleaning supplies in large quantities. Such supplies includes mops, cleaning buckets, cleaning detergents, caddies for carrying cleaning supplies, towels, etc. Be safe at work by wearing protective gears such as gloves, aprons, overalls, etc.
Market the business depending on the amount of capital available. 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. Deliver the printed fliers to people gathered in churches, offices, gatherings, 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. This social media sites will not charge anything to open pages, making it an effective marketing tool. 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.
At first, you can decide to do the cleaning on your own but as the orders increases, hire one or two more cleaners to assist with the work. 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. Offer timely services to the customer. We have home owners who prefer to supervise the cleaning themselves, while others will leave you to work uninterrupted. After a job well done, request the customer to give you referrals so that your clientele base can grow.