If you are starting a home cleaning business, then I say, go for it. Our
home-based cleaning business startup took off really fast via
word of mouth and is now paying off handsomely.
I got laid off from my job as a maintenance man at a large office building when a lot of the clients left for different and more modern spaces. My wife was a 'at home' mom to our two kids.
When I got laid off and was looking for work, my wife brought up the idea of starting a home cleaning business. After she and I discussed the pros and cons of me starting a home cleaning business , I decided that it made sense. It was work that we could schedule out and she and I could both work in the business to get it off the ground.
Getting started was actually easier then I thought. It was just the two of us cleaning at first and we got our business license fairly quick and easy.
Our house cleaning business start-up cost more then I initially anticipated. But my wife was good at saving money so we had it to pay.
While we were waiting for our business license to go through, we started getting the word out.
We decided upfront that I was to do most of the work to begin with and my wife would take shifts when her help was needed. When our house cleaning business started expanding, we shared a lot more of the business responsibilities. My wife took care of the appointments and the paper work and basically told me which jobs I had and which schedule to follow.
It worked out really well for us. We were working and we were happy about our decision to start a house cleaning business together. One of the nice things starting our own cleaning business is that we did not need a lot of money for start up. Many of the home owners that we cleaned actually supplied much of their own products and equipment.
Believe it or not, the hardest part of starting my own cleaning business was how fast word got out about our business. Our customers told people they knew about our business, so the word of mouth really traveled fast.
My inability to turn down clients really put us in a tight pinch. We tried our best to keep up with the demanding cleaning schedule brought about by our new business. We eventually realized that we could not manage the our schedule by ourselves, so we hired two part time cleaners.
It was confusing to get the right insurance so make sure you go with a great place. You need to be insured for many different things when you own your own business.
I don't have one regret starting my own business. Business has been great, and now we have money to pay our employees, pay our bills, and live our lives.
The hours are not very flexible since most companies want you in there when they are closed for the day so it has involved working a lot of nights which has given me more time with my children and my wife. You don't need a lot of space either for your supplies.
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