What Should You Charge for House Cleaning? New business owners routinely ask how much they should charge to clean a house. That’s a very hard question to answer because someone in Arkansas can’t charge the same price a business in California charges, simply due to location. Your rate is also dependent on your business […]
Even with no experience, you can create advantages that will help you start and run a successful cleaning business. There’s lots of qualities you’ll need that are unrelated to experience, from physical fitness, to mental toughness, to a customer orientation and a drive to work. So let’s dive in and learn more.
You’ve heard of work orders, but maybe you think they’re for large businesses or maybe you don’t really understand the purpose and how they can help your house cleaning business. Make no mistake, work orders should be part of your daily work.
Many people today want to transition from their demanding 9-5 job into a business of their own. They’re already living on a budget and wonder what it would take to start a cleaning business for free or with no money as an investment. This is like asking, “Is it possible to get something for […]
Chances are you’ve heard the statistics many times before. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only seven out of ten “new employer” firms survive at least two years, and only half will last five years. And these numbers refer only to businesses that have hired employees – if you consider one-person work at home […]
If you’re like a lot of people, you have a desire to quit the rat race of your current job and start your own profitable business where you’re the boss. One way to make this desire real is to sit down and make a list of the businesses you’d like to own and the reasons why.
Starting a new cleaning business can be a daunting task, no question. It’s important to have a plan of action, and to have a guide to help you navigate Florida’s rules and regulations. That’s why we put this article together – to help you quickly understand what’s required to start a business in Florida, and how to get set up quickly so you can land that critical first paying customer.
There’s many ways to build a residential cleaning business, but the type of business entity you define can protect you or leave you exposed:
One of the best things you can do before you hire workers is to assemble a process for hiring, training, and managing employees. If you think you can hire subcontractors, research how contractors are managed differently than employees to comply with IRS guidelines before you make the commitment. When you hire workers as employees, you […]
How to Hire Employees for Your Small Business Once you have started your business doing the work yourself, it’s a daunting task to consider bringing in workers. You’re used to working alone and your clients are used to you and how you provide the service. You have invested everything you have in nurturing your clients […]
In this post you’ll learn: The legal aspects of terminating an employee What you need to have before hiring employees How a review process is used to validate the termination How to reduce the emotional impact for the employee Making the decision to terminate an employee is hard, but actually sitting down and telling the […]
Creating training manuals for your house cleaning business is one of the best decisions you can make if you have made the decision to hire workers. This creates a system new hires can follow to perform the work to your standards. These manuals don’t have to be huge at all, but they do need to […]
Deciding the value of your cleaning business when it’s time to sell is what many small business owners want to know. In reality, the fair selling price of a business is what a buyer is willing to pay and what the seller is willing to accept. Sounds easy, but is it really? When selling a […]
blank line How to Hire Employees for Cleaning Business Before you start recruiting, read this post on how to hire employees for your small business. These eight things must be completed before you hire your first worker.blank line This article will explain what you need to do to setup a staff recruitment plan: – What […]
In this article, I’ll share 3 things you should do before you start a business Before you start a new business, you must know that there are many people who are already doing it successfully. In order to compete with those experienced people, you have to know the rules of the business really well. Take […]
In this article, you’ll discover how to create additional income streams for your house cleaning business No matter how you have configured your residential cleaning business, you can always increase sales from your existing clients. This works by offering additional services on a regular basis your clients can use. Many clients won’t ask unless you […]
One of the hardest thing to do is to make the decision to raise your price for house cleaning clients. If you don’t, you could risk losing money and in the long run – your business. If you do raise your price, you run the risk of losing a client. In this article, I’ll explain: […]
One of the top issues in residential cleaning is the hiring process to grow your business. If you haven’t managed people the process will leave you shocked and frustrated with a lot of questions. One thing you want to avoid is sitting around waiting for interview candidates who never show! In this article I’ll share: […]
We’re moving and responding so fast today – usually in response to technology – that customer service has had a systemic erosion over the last few decades. Today I’m truly shocked at the attitude of many businesses and employees who take their customers for granted.
Even a well run business experiences times when things are not running smoothly. Your results depend on how you deal with these situations. If you are feeling frustrated with your business it is time to sit down and take a good look at certain areas. This article will examine some of the sources of a […]