Starting a night time or weekend janitorial service, is easier and cheaper than you may think. The holidays are coming and many offices are going to have their holiday parties. It will need to be cleaned before the start of the work week. Just like a housecleaning business, you will need buckets, mops, toilet brushes, sponges, vacuums, and various cleaning supplies.
The rates you charge are for basic cleaning like, dusting, mopping and vacuuming. For an extra charge you can include carpet cleaning or window washing. And just like a housecleaning service, if you use “green” products, you can charge a little more. Before you put yourself out there concerning rates, investigate current rates offered by other janitorial services. You want to be competitive with pricing, but you don’t want to go to low that you are in over your head with no profit.
Get yourself some business cards and flyers and give them out to businesses in your area. From the smallest to the largest, all offices need to be cleaned. Prepare to make a day of it. Go out to different businesses and inform them of your services. If you are bidding for a janitorial job with other janitorial services, make sure you measure the square footage, so you can have an exact price and job expectation for services rendered. For business cards at an affordable rate, visit http://www.vistaprint.com.
To compete with other janitorial services, offer top rate and superior services. Always be on time, do a complete and thorough job and always leave the office looking undisturbed. This is a great business to have with other family members, however, if you are doing this as a sole proprietor with employees, it is advised to do fingerprinting and background checks. You don’t want your business to be destroyed before it starts by someone with loose fingers. To protect yourself and your business in case of accidents or theft, have business insurance that includes liability.
Despite negative things you hear about new and small businesses, don’t be afraid to start your own business. If you have something you like doing and feel it will benefit others, do it. You won’t know how it’s going to be if you don’t try. The only failure is not trying at all. To find additional and informative information you may need to start in this particular field, visit http://www.sba.gov.
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