6 Tips to Finding a Cleaning Franchise That Works for You!

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A cleaning franchise can be a great business if you find the right one. http://www.cafranchiseopportunities.com/cleaning-franchise/
A home cleaning or commercial cleaning franchise has a couple of key ingredients to success if you find the right one - recurring revenue, good target market and loyal customers. It also is supported by the trend of homeowners and businesses outsourcing work to free up time or focus on what they do best.

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  • 1. Canadian Franchise Opportunitieswww.CAfranchiseOpportunities.comSELECTING ACLEANING FRANCHISEArticle6 Tips to Finding a Cleaning FranchiseThat Works for You!
  • 2. Canadian Franchise Opportunitieswww.CAfranchiseOpportunities.comPageCLEANING FRANCHISE6 Tips to Finding a Cleaning FranchiseSo, you are thinking about buying a cleaning franchise.Here’s key principle to aid you in your search:“customer retention is critical for success”.The cleaning business can be a good one because of therecurring revenue, but a company needs to retain itscustomers for it to work.2CLEANING FRANCHISE?6 Tips to Finding a Cleaning Franchise
  • 3. Canadian Franchise Opportunitieswww.CAfranchiseOpportunities.comPageCLEANING FRANCHISE6 Tips to Finding a Cleaning FranchiseTip #1: Look for a Company With a NichePerhaps the first tip in finding a cleaning franchise that works for you is to look at thetypes of services the company offers.Chances are good that you imagine operating a company that cleans offices orresidential homes, and there are plenty of franchises out there that focus on this targetmarket. There are also cleaning companies that focus on niches with specialrequirements.Look for a franchise that differentiates itself from the rest of its competition. Take forexample The Cleaning Authority. This franchise has “green” cleaning focus, which isgrowing in its appeal as the world demands more environmentally friendly solutions.3
  • 4. Canadian Franchise Opportunitieswww.CAfranchiseOpportunities.comPageCLEANING FRANCHISE6 Tips to Finding a Cleaning FranchiseTip #2: Cash Flow is KingOne of the largest hurdles for many businesses and franchises alike is the startupcosts.Often the cost of leases, equipment, supplies, legal, marketing, and in the case of afranchise, the initial franchise fee, can all add up to a hefty sum. Thankfully, cleaningfranchises are much more affordable than many other “big name” franchises.The key to long-term success to not only ensure you can afford the startup costs, butyou also have the liquidity to maintain cash flow until the business starts to produce aprofit.4
  • 5. Canadian Franchise Opportunitieswww.CAfranchiseOpportunities.comPageCLEANING FRANCHISE6 Tips to Finding a Cleaning FranchiseTip #3: Recognized Brand is KeyWhen starting a cleaning franchise, you want to do everything possible to ensure thatyou’re successful.Much of your success is going to rest on the name involved. How well known is thecompany? How visible are they in your territory or region? How many franchises dothey have? How long have they been in business?When you buy into a cleaning franchise, you’re hooking your success to thatcompany, so make sure it’s a company worth your time.5
  • 6. Canadian Franchise Opportunitieswww.CAfranchiseOpportunities.comPageCLEANING FRANCHISE6 Tips to Finding a Cleaning FranchiseTip #4: Focus on Return on Investment (ROI)Starting a business with minimal cost is relatively easy with a cleaning franchise. Buttaking the low-cost startup approach may not meet your long-term goals.If you’re on a tight budget, you may be focused on finding a franchise that can bestarted with just you, at least initially. But this thinking could lead you down thewrong path. If you want a cleaning franchise that works for you, then you need to hireand manage a cleaning staff that works for you. This is a must if you want to invest ina business, as opposed to buying a job.Keep in mind that the franchises with a larger upfront cost may provide you a greaterreturn on your investment in the long-run. If you don’t have the cash to invest,consider splitting ownership with a partner or two to reduce costs and give you accessto larger clients.6
  • 7. Canadian Franchise Opportunitieswww.CAfranchiseOpportunities.comPageCLEANING FRANCHISE6 Tips to Finding a Cleaning FranchiseTip #5: Local Marketing is CriticalAs a cleaning franchise owner, you need to be able to benefit from the local andnational advertising undertaken by the company.Make sure you find out to what marketing strategy and plan exists at the local levelbecause this is where it counts for you. Will you be required to handle the marketingspend in your local territory on your own? Is there a marketing fund you are requiredto pay into, and if so, how will that money be used?Success depends on having a local Internet marketing strategy that ensures a constantstream of customers.7
  • 8. Canadian Franchise Opportunitieswww.CAfranchiseOpportunities.comPageCLEANING FRANCHISE6 Tips to Finding a Cleaning FranchiseTip #6: Look for a Strong Training ProgramDig into the training program offered by the franchisor to ensure it provides trainingin all aspects of the business, from accounting and invoicing to managing customers,training employees and removing stains.A franchisee needs to be fully trained by the franchisor in all aspects of running thebusiness. Without proper training it will be difficult to “hit the ground running” whenthe business starts.Proper training will shorten the time required to make a profit, which means you willspend less of your own money making up the difference. Discuss in detail withexisting franchisees the quality of both the initial training and any ongoing training.8
  • 9. Canadian Franchise Opportunitieswww.CAfranchiseOpportunities.comPageCLEANING FRANCHISE6 Tips to Finding a Cleaning FranchiseSummaryIn summary, when evaluating a cleaning franchise, leverage these tips to help findone that works for you:Do you homework and do a thorough franchise evaluation to increase your chances offinding a franchise that is a good fit for you.9• Market Niche• Cash Flow• Recognized Brand• Return on Investment• Local Marketing• Training Program
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