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post #1 of Old 11-18-2015, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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22 w/ cleaning business

Hey everyone,

I live in South Miami, Fl and I'm currently in the process of saving money to get the legal documents to start my own legit professional cleaning service (DBA, Tax Receipt, Bank Account, etc). I also work as a residential gate security guard and there are Real Estate Leasing Agents that have told me once I get my business up and running we can sit down and discuss contracts. With that being said, Vacant homes for sale will be my target business.

Now I work full time and go to school full time and would only be able to do the work myself, maybe, two days out of the week. If and when my clientele begins to need more attention than that, How should I hire my employees? How much of what I charge should I pay the employees? Should I require them to have training prior to me hiring them or train them myself, or both? How do I make sure they are doing the quality job I'm paying them for and not bringing down my business? Are there any licenses or certifications I need for me or my business? If there are licenses/certifications for cleaning (which I don't think there is and I've also looked it up but haven't really found any - just some through some supposed "Associations" I can't tell if they're scams or not), which are they so I can look into them? Also, how do I ensure the safety of myself and future clients when going into these place alone or n pairs?

I know that may be a bit much but they are real questions I'd really appreciate answers for

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I see that your major concern is finding good employees, and keeping it all legal too.

Finding loyal employees is key, so they don't need much experience (as cleaning is rather simple to teach), they just need to have the same vision as you.
As for being legal, you only really need to get an EIN number through the IRS, and you will be able to hire people.

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When you decide to hire employees, you need more than just an EIN. Once you choose your employees you need to give them a W-2 to fill out and then set up your IRS collection/deposit account. You have to figure out how much to deposit and when. You also are required to send in Medicare and State taxes for your employees (not to mention, keep good track of it all).
I am not an expert on the subject, but I will research it more and post it on my blog. Great question.

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Should I require them to have training prior to me hiring them or train them myself, or both? How do I make sure they are doing the quality job I'm paying them for and not bringing down my business?
Quick answer: You should train them yourself.

Here's why. Your business should start with core values and a vision. If your core values are...let's say, customer focus and detailed clean and your vision is to be a leader in getting houses on the market "buyer ready clean", then your employees will already know what you expect, quality. You created the "character" or "culture" of your business already. Hire employees that have the same values as you and they will do what is expected; if not, fire them.

You should also document all of your processes in detail and train your employees to do things your way.

Your employees and customers serve your business and your business serves you. Always be in charge.

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I agree with all the advice given so far, but I'd like to add that you consider paying better than the average Joe. If you're blessed with a few really good employees that are loyal and dedicated, pay them well and let go of the others.
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