One service that will certainly provide some sort of longevity would be a cleaning service. The ongoing Covid pandemic has hammered into people the importance of cleanliness, which for many is bordering on paranoia. Most businesses will have certainly learnt the importance of keeping their premises clean but for many, they lack the expertise to ensure their places are cleaned effectively – and this is where professional cleaning companies come in.
Offices, stores, restaurants and more, are places of work that require regular cleaning and the occasional deep clean. While their staff can usually handle the day-to-day cleaning requirements, sometimes they will need professional cleaners, especially if the premises is getting visibly dirty or there has been a Covid outbreak in the workplace.
Starting a cleaning company is relatively easy, especially if you plan on doing the work yourself, at least at the beginning. Aside from purchasing the equipment, domestic cleaners do not usually need qualifications, however professional cleaners may, especially if doing specialist cleaning jobs. You will need a budget for equipment, marketing, wages and possibly your own transport such as a van. Like any business you will need to start from the bottom and work your way up. This industry is built on reviews and recommendations through word-of-mouth, so ensure that you get good reviews from your first clients and build on that. Social media in this day and age can be your friend or your worst enemy, so always aim to give the best service to achieve the former.
While this period is ripe for starting a cleaning company, it doesn’t come without its challenges. The risks are obviously higher due to the nature of the industry and any outbreak amongst staff could render the business paralyzed without employees. Quality is also an issue as there have been many incidents where cleaning companies had been performing ineffective cleaning operations, using equipment that may look professional and effective, but actually were useless.
The great thing about starting a business in the cleaning industry is one point that as mentioned earlier – nearly everyone and business needs it. While everyone needs it, however, not everyone can afford it or is willing to pay for it. In this case you can offer varying packages catering to different clients, from light cleans in small apartments, to cleaning large venues after events, it is relatively easy to scale. The pandemic has driven demand for such services too and if anything they are getting easier to provide. Many businesses have taken strict precautions to keep their places clean by, for example, digitizing the process of booking meeting rooms, or allowing less people onto the premises, therefore accumulating dirt less quickly.
Just like starting any other business, there will be ups and downs, but with sufficient planning and perseverance you have a good chance of success. The cleaning industry is one that is essential, growing and will continue to grow, so a very good consideration if you are planning to start a business of your own.