In every city there are hundreds of offices that are in need of a quality cleaning service. Working in an unclean office environment is not only uncomfortable, but a public safety hazard. This is why there is a golden opportunity for you to start up your own office cleaning business from home.
Learning how to open a office cleaning business can be done in your spare time, because it doesn’t take a lot of time and effort to learn how this business operates. Fortunately, office cleaning is a business that has very low start up costs. Most people start off by doing all the cleaning work themselves. This means, that your main investment would be cleaning supplies, rags, a mop and a vacuum cleaner.
But, before you grab some items from around your home and head out the door, there are some important things you need to know about this business.
Remember that you’ll need to approach and speak with business people to gain clients. One of the mistakes that new people make is to dress and act casually when drumming up business. While it’s okay to dress down when doing the actual cleaning work, you must remember that you’re also a business owner.
You should initially present yourself in a very professional manner. Wear a nice suit or business casual clothing. Make sure your hair is neatly done. Your appearance and manner should be similar to someone going to a job interview. You want your prospective client to have a good first impression of you as someone they can trust to do the job.
Use a formula to determine how much to charge for office cleaning, and then provide prospects with a bid that includes all of the client’s needs.
Get Licensed and Bonded
Go downtown to your local county clerk’s office and register for a business license. You’ll need to think up a good name for your new enterprise. Be careful about this. You may be starting out small, but your business can grow over time. You want to pick a name that will represent your service in the most professional light.
While you don’t have to get bonded right away, you should do this as soon as you can. Being bonded means that your client is protected against possible theft and damages by your company. It makes you look way more trustworthy to clients. After all, they will be allowing you to enter their business office after hours, and they need to know they can trust you.
Create a Standard of Excellence
Be determined that you will be better than your competition, because you have high standards of providing quality service. Many businesses dump their cleaning service after awhile because their level of service slides drastically.
If you make a pledge to yourself, and your clients, that you will always give 100% to each and every job you do, you’ll be flush with all the business you can handle. Being able to consistently provide your clients with great service is something you should always strive for.