Six Reasons to Start Your Own Cleaning Business Company
Being part of the cleaning industry for a few years now, I’ve enjoyed being a business owner. Furthermore, I’ve enjoyed the perks that come with being in the cleaning industry. More on that later, but for now, let’s focus on five reasons to start your own cleaning business.
Put it this way.
If a 28 year old guy, with a full-time job, another business on the go and with very limited time can start a cleaning business – you can as well.
However, keep in mind that starting your own business, particularly a cleaning business is not for everyone. If you’re unsure whether starting a cleaning business is for you or not, read my post on why start a cleaning business.
I’ve always wanted to become a small business owner. I often thought about owning different businesses or a franchise of some sort. However, none of the other ideas transpired, simply because of two things: Fear of Failure and Start Up Capital.
So, what came next? Well something I already knew a little bit about, which happened to be the cleaning business. I used to work as a teenager alongside my parents cleaning various office’s and commercial buildings. We never dabbled into house cleaning, but rather stuck to the commercial cleaning side of things. Cleaning offices and commercial institutions worked with our schedule. We worked full-time during the day, so cleaning in the evenings for extra cash was a perfect fit. And we did it for years, until my parents eventually gave it up.
Ten years later, I answered my calling and decided to start my own cleaning business. Why not? It required minimal capital to start up and I could do it part-time.
However, this article is not about my start up success, but rather about you and five reasons to start your own cleaning business:
1. Low Start Up Costs
You can start your own cleaning business with virtually no money. Now, that’s not really true, because any business has start up costs associated with it. I started my own cleaning business for under $300. Here’s what it cost me to start up my own cleaning business:
- Business name registration (Ontario) – $75
- Open up a business bank account – FREE
- 500 business cards – $75
- 100 flyer’s (design & print) – $150
- Cleaning tools & equipment – FREE (collected rags, cleaning bottles, dusters and brooms from the garage)
2. Work on Your Own Time
You don’t need to invest a lot of time up front. I started off part time and two years later, I am still holding my cleaning business to part-time basis. I enjoy my daytime job, but equally as much enjoy being an owner of a cleaning company. The best part of my cleaning business, is that I make it work around my full-time work schedule. All the jobs are in the evenings and weekends.
3. Learn as You Go
The beauty of owning a cleaning business is that you control how big or small the business grows. Maybe, you want to be like my self and keep the business small and earn an income passively. Keeping my cleaning business small allows me to learn from my mistakes as I go. You can start off small as well and keep it like that for some time. This lets you work the bugs out before expanding.
4. You Don’t Have to Quit Your Day Job
If you’re like me and need your full-time income to pay your mortgage, than you don’t quit your day job. That was one of the biggest attractions towards starting my cleaning business. I got to keep my regular job, while earning a passive income on the side.
5. Control Your Own Destiny
The beautiful part of working for your self, is that you control your own destiny. Sure, there are many successful cleaning franchises out there, but there are many drawbacks of being a cleaning franchise owner. You don’t ever get to work on your own pace. You are always expected perform. By being an independent owner/operator, you work on your own terms.
6. Simple & Quick Start Up Process
That’s right, you don’t need weeks or months to start your own cleaning business. I started mine in less than 24 hours. I registered my business one afternoon, opened up a business bank account the next day and started to hand out flyer’s to local businesses, pitching my cleaning business.
If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, I would highly recommended starting a cleaning business. However, it’s not for everyone. For example, if you don’t enjoy cleaning, this business model is not for you.
Everything I said above is true. Starting a cleaning business does not take a lot time and requires very minimal monies to start up. However, I’m still going to stress the fact that if you don’t enjoy cleaning, you won’t enjoy the cleaning industry very much.