It is easy to start a residential cleaning services business as it does not require much capital and skills. The entrepreneur can start small and look for ways to grow the business with time. As the business gets more clients, chances of growth will be high. For small business people, start with a smaller number of employees and increase after the business grows.
The first important step when starting the residential cleaning business is registration of the business. Get a name related to laundry or cleaning services to allow target group associate the business with cleaning services. To have the business and employees covered from any losses or injuries respectively, get an insurance cover.
Look for the necessary cleaning supplies and office equipment if you intend to have an office. Depending with your startup capital, it is not compulsory to have an office as one can operate from home until such a time that you will be able to acquire office space. To save costs, purchase cleaning supplies in large quantities. This includes cleaning equipment and tools, detergents, towels, etc. Be safe at work by wearing protective gears such as gloves, aprons, overalls, etc.
The next thing will be to market your business which will also depend on your startup capital. Hire a marketing company to advertise the business if funds allow. The best marketing tool will be reaching your target clients at homes. Print fliers and deliver them to target groups at their residences without forgetting to mention that you live in the same locality. Many peoples are comfortable with cleaners from the same locality with them. Other places where one can issue fliers are churches, any community gathering in the neighborhood, offices in towns or rural areas, etc. You might not be having referee contacts since you will be starting up, therefore, the best way will be to offer free services to various clients in exchange of acting as your referral contacts for some time as you look to build your clientele. Advertise your business through social media. Most of the social media sites do not charge any cost thus take advantage of the internet. With time and as the business expands, create a website where homeowners can easily reach you, peruse the services offered and book for services.
At first, you can decide to do the cleaning on your own but as the orders increases, hire one or two more cleaners to assist with the work. It is important to know the kind of employees you will be hiring as residential places requires that privacy of the homes be maintained, thus the staff should be confidential. Offer timely services to the customer. Some homeowners prefer the cleaning process to take place while they are away and others prefers to be there. After a job well done, request the customer to give you referrals so that your clientele base can grow.