How to start Commercial Cleaning Business
Short guide. Features.
Commercial cleaning services are not the same as cleaning services at home and often differ in the complexity of the work and the chosen direction. When it comes to cleaning, the word “commercial” does not mean “industrial cleaning”; it literally means industrial cleaning and everything related to it. For example, hospitals, restaurants, as well as various cleaning machines, chemicals, and other industrial solvents, commercial cleaning services deal with a different type of conditions and clientele.
Commercial cleaning takes care of things such as offices, buildings or retail stores. There is a big difference in how you clean a retail store compared to someone else’s home.
Commercial cleaning companies also engage in special events, such as fires or flood cleaning. They have the industrial equipment necessary to clean things that could suffer from strong water or other damage. They are also the company that you call for cleaning during construction, or after completion of construction or repairs, because they know how to clean to make sure that the house is safe for proper air quality and other accommodation needs.
As you understand, making your future business more profitable means specializing in one type of industry or offering additional services. For example, you may specialize in cleaning the hospital kitchen, which may require some specialized knowledge about the cleaning procedures and processes in the hospital (including sanitary requirements).
You can also offer additional services such as free cleaning of the blinds and laundry services for customers. Increase the value of your services by offering cleaning services for special equipment such as ice cream machines.
Create a legal entity: there are several suitable business structures to choose from such as Corporations, LLC, and DBA.
Register for taxes: in order to register for taxes you will need to apply for an EIN (Employer Identification Number). It’s really easy and free!
Open a business bank account: a separate bank account for your business is needed to protect your personal assets. It also facilitates tax accounting and payment.
Licensing: you can find out about licensing requirements in your state at the link SBA’s reference to state licenses and permits. It may be necessary to obtain additional work permits; contact one of the local associations for help in the US Small Business Associations directory of local business resources.
For kitchen cleaning, you will need A Service Agreement and Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (OSHA).
Get Business Insurance: for example, workers’ compensation insurance may be a legal requirement in your state.
Employees: Success in commercial cleaning depends largely on the competence of your employees. Your team of cleaners should be well-versed in the details, know the cleaning methods, and how to use and mix the cleaning products correctly. Team building is usually required from the start. Start by hiring a small team of cleaners and expand it if income and profits allow. You can start a small business with one or two cleaners.
Business promotion: Contact local business owners and organizations for a reduced price cleaning service. Most likely they are already collaborating with someone, but your proposal may play in your favor. In addition, you can ask for advice from these business owners to add the most popular to the list of services. You can also hire a broker to send out and mail your offer to all restaurants, hospitals, and other businesses in your area. If you have an email company, try using email marketing. Tools in the “Everis” platform allow you to do both bulk and personal mailing directly from the panel. This is convenient, as you will be able to offer individual conditions for an interesting client, based on the history of his orders. Include in your offer a special package for new customers. Hold promotions and games so that customers have the opportunity to win free or preferential cleaning services.
Web presence: Another important step will be the creation of the website and pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. These tools are great for attracting new customers and advertising on the Internet. Ask your customers to leave feedback about you on popular sites and on social networks.
The Everis team wishes you success in your work and is always ready to help in creating a successful business and excellent work processes!