Let me start by saying this – profit is NOT a dirty name
You’re not greedy
You are not overcharging
PROFIT – is the key indicator of a business’s health
If you are not making money and paying taxes you are not a business.....
Sole trader or overworked contractor?... probably. Profit is the ONLY place we can grow a business from. For many years I have seen it argued that being value for money and being competitive is important and look we could argue all day long abo9ut value. It’s so subjective.
Also do not go saying more cleaning customers means more cleaning profit because if you have lots of cleaning clients and aren’t profitable it still wont work.
I remember when I realized weren’t profitable, the staff were paid, weekly bills paid, suppliers mostly paid , we then paid ourselves and lived and spent money on cleaning stuff. Then the BAS came and there was no money, then the super bill and the problem...
Fiona Morris is our lead coach and the Founder of Start My Cleaning Biz, by trade she is a trainer assessor in the cleaning sector and by night she runs a successful cleaning business. Helping people enter the cleaning industry and start up a cleaning business from scratch is her passion.
She holds qualifications in Cleaning and Business along with her training and assessment and coaching qualifications
SO here is TEN random things about Fiona
I hate mushrooms - I tell people I'm deathly allergic or they put them on anyway
I have a 19 year old son who is the absolute apple of my eye
I live in Newcastle with my partner of two years Pete or as we all call him Sweet Pete as he is the kindest ever
I love my 4wd Bertha and Camper Stella more than most humans should
I love dogs - am about to be mum to a fluffy little lady cavoodle who is 6 weeks and coming home in 2
I believe everyone has the right to independent income and that running our own business is out birth...
Preparing for sale there are key things a purchaser looks for when it comes to the cleaning and the presentation. There is the usual suspects like a clean bathroom and windows - but then there are things that we don't realize put a buyer off
What to do :
1. Clutter - remove all clutter possible and have nice clean surfaces
2. Clean out under all sinks and linen presses - buyers will open them and empty clean cupboards are nicer and highlight all the space they get !
3. Appliances - oven dishwasher and exhausts - showing a buyer appliances and electricals have been looked after remove's reasons for the them to argue a lower price.
4. Remove all personal photos and items , clean bedrooms and have lots of space for people to move around, they want to imagine themselves living their and your dirty socks are a reminder they aren't!
when Quoting for a pre sale clean remind the client that you are there for one reason
Best price available for their property !!!
While there is a lot to consider when starting a cleaning business a few things need to happen first, before we get clients. The important thing is to have all your set-up done and legals in line before you are getting clients - well, in a perfect world anyway!!
So many of our students have clients already or skip steps along the way and we wind up helping them fix the issues. There is not right and wrong way to start, just step in and get one thing done. Now once you do decide to actually start check our our Ten Point Quick Start Guide to Starting your own cleaning business
No matter what stage you are up to you can start making change!
Check out our facebook page for like minded cleaners wanting to start their own cleaning business!...
Monica Geller, Courtney Cox’s character from the hit 1990s sitcom, Friends, first introduced me to the concept that cleaning equipment needs to be cleaned, too.
It pains me to say that – while she’s perhaps at times a little extreme – Monica is right.
Here are six cleaning items that actually need their own cleaning regimes. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
The Friends gang once walked in on Monica cleaning her vacuum with a dust-buster.*
When I first saw this episode, I was horrified. However, I also know an over-full, neglected vacuum cleaner can make a room dirtier – rather than cleaner.
One of the lowest points of my domestic life was discovering the ‘black rubber strip’ along the edge of my dishwasher’s door was actually grime.
Newer models are unlikely to ever sink to this level of filth, but all dishwashers need...
.........I remember thinking about my Business Name for wayyyyyy to long, basically I went mad over it! and then guess what I did - CHANGED IT LATER ..there are so many more important things to focus on but no matter what you call it - don't have your NAME IN IT !!!!!
Now don't get me wrong your name is important, but not so important you should stop thinking of bigger items. I like to think the best way is to Research, Due diligence and then action - so below is how to go about choosing the right name for your cleaning business....
There are lots of cleaning companies out there and one of the best ways to make your company stand out is a great name!! You want it to be unique, catchy, and memorable. It’s also important to get a name that can be branded well and gives the appearance of a professional cleaning service. Recently I helped someone call their business "NewAve Cleaning or New way of cleaning !!" see what we did...