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How to Start a Commercial Cleaning Business


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The commercial cleaning business is a multi-billion USD industry. This is an industry that you want to get into.

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How to Start a Commercial Cleaning Business

  1. 1. 10 simple steps to starting a commercial cleaning business
  2. 2. 1. Identify your target market Potential clients: banks, gyms, dayca res, schools, others Think of company vision and mission
  3. 3. 2. Decide on business name Professional sounding business name Name reflects your business’ service and values
  4. 4. 3. Apply for business license and bank account State and county license requirements Separate business bank account from personal account
  5. 5. 4. Get insurance Liability insurance, Bonded insurance, Vehicle insurance, Workers comp Find a local agent and get a quote
  6. 6. 5. Determine rates Estimated number of hours per month Sufficient profit margin
  7. 7. 6. Hire staff Staff size, skill sets, and experience Interview carefully and be selective
  8. 8. 7. Purchase cleaning supplies Cleaning supplies: Cleaner, disinfectant, leather cleaning wipes, glass cleaner, rubbing alcohol, etc Cleaning tools: vacuum cleaner, mop, microfiber cloths, spray bottles, rubber gloves, etc
  9. 9. 8. Advertise Flyers, phone books, websites Social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp, Angie’s List
  10. 10. 9. Fill up business forms and proposals Professional forms for clients List of services and estimated rates
  11. 11. 10. Submit bid estimate Site visit and estimate within days Cover letter, bid proposal, references, insurance certificate and business cards.