This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com’s Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.
In Start Your Own Cleaning Service, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Jacquelyn Lynn explain how you can launch a profitable cleaning service, whether you want to offer maid services, janitorial services, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and more. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer words of wisdom from owners of successful cleaning businesses on what you need to do if you want to succeed in the cleaning industry.
Everyone should keep their home and workplace clean and tidy, but not many people want to do this work themselves. That presents a good opportunity for entrepreneurs who don’t mind getting their hands dirty to start a cleaning business.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.3 million jobs in the cleaning sector as of 2016. The field is expected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026. That presents a good opportunity for prospective business owners in this category.
If you’re interested in starting up your own cleaning business, nothing teaches as well as the voice of experience. So we asked established cleaning service owners to tell us what’s contributed to their success and what they think causes some companies to fail. Click through the slides to see their tips.