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post #1 of Old 05-02-2016, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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My wife and I are wanting to start a residential cleaning business, I had a successful business for 10 years and sold it so the business side we will be ok however neither one of us have experience cleaning house for other people so where should we start? Should we hire someone to help us until we get it figured out or what would be the best first step for us?

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What town are you in?
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We are in Gilbert, Az, outside of Phoenix
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Why did you sell your business?
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post #6 of Old 05-19-2016, 01:16 AM
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Congrats!! Best of luck on your new biz adventure. Exciting!! Are there any nice cleaning company owners in your area who would mentor you and help point you in the right direction as you get started?
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i would start with people who had as much motivation and ambition as i would have. One who is trained in the field as well. customer satifaction should be the number 1 priority.
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post #8 of Old 05-24-2016, 09:02 PM
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Hi Davis,

From past experiences, i would not hire anyone until you absolutely need them. why?

1) How much business do you currently have? do you have enough hours to keep an employee happy with their paycheck.

2) A business just starting off needs a good reputation and happy clients to recommend your company to their family & friends. In the beginning, clean the houses, get to know the clients & you will find you get more recommendations than a employee will ever get you. You (the owner) will try 10x harder to keep a client happy than an employee ever will.

3) After paying employee wages, employment taxes & workers comp, how much is actually left for you?

My suggestions: Get out there, get clients and learn. Cleaning houses isn't hard and you will learn from your mistakes on the way.
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post #9 of Old 05-26-2016, 04:13 AM
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Thanks for the informtion.
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