It is possible to start with very little investment and grow your service business at an incredible speed. I started with a mop, bucket, broom, vacuum, and a sad old truck....and yes my children, and even my mother! I am gonna give you the tips to that I used to get started.
Come up with a catchy name for your buisness
Get a business license
Advertise...the best way to accomplish that these days is through Craigslist, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. I also purchased magnetic signs for the doors of my truck.
Call other cleaning services about the possibility of doing contract work for them. Sometimes these companies can not keep enough quality employees to accomplish the work that they have.
Get an appointment book and a cell phone that is strickly for your business.
Give free and fair estimates.Think about how much you would be making if you were working for someone else, don't give estimates that are very much higher than that.
Be on time
Get out there and hustle
Do an excellent job
These are the thing that I did when I started my service business and within 6 months, I was working every day. Cleaning for some really big names in the Country Music Industry. I would tell you who but it has been a few years and I don't have their permission to drop their names here...and besides that wouldn't be very discreet now would it?
- Rhonda Shepperd
- Married, mother of 3, grandmother of 3. I have a 27 year old son that is the Bud-Man(Budweiser delivery driver), I have a 22 year old son that is in the Army National Guard, works full-time for the Guard and attends MTSU as a full-time student, I have a 17 year old a drama queen :)that is a senior in High School,she is also on the swim team.