Products that sold best, and that were used most by the commercial cleaning industry, included brands such as Pine Sol, Fabuloso, and Clorox Clean Up.
Cleaning managers cited high quality and effectiveness of the products, as well as a low price point as key to adding value.
It’s not hard to see why starting a cleaning business is such a popular option: It requires little upfront investment and is not a highly skilled business (in the simplest understanding of that concept) with many barriers to entry. Of course, while many people may be able to start a cleaning business, not everyone can turn it into a thriving business.
To do really well, you need business smarts and you need to stand out from the crowd. Because you’ll be entering an already-saturated market, you will need to figure out a way to differentiate your service offerings.
You will also find information provided by two people currently involved in the industry: Matthew Mercuri, Digital Marketing Manager at Dupray, and Simon Brooks, the founder of Squiffy Clean, who was just recently featured by NBC.
Simon is testimony to the fact that yes, anyone really can start a cleaning business.
The people that hire you are taking you into their trust.
To be successful in this industry, you will need a number of skills and select character traits.
Cleaning other people’s houses and offices is a dirty job—pun intended!
More than that, it’s an intensely personal job as you will be entering someone’s home, or a private office space that may contain confidential data.