Upon my return from Iraq in another month-ish, i will be finalizing my cleaning busineciss plans for launch.
My questions I have for now for suggestions, advice etc... I have 60 days of military leave upon my return and aim to make the most of it before I return to my day job. This will start off as a one man job with the far flung fantasy but goal of establishing at least 3-4 contracts within 2 months so I can have enough revenue to equal my salary (yeah yeah yeah, I know, a fantasy so soon but it is a goal and I am going to make that goal, I want it)
1- Focus more on Residential v. Commercial?
I have a realtor friend who has both business and residential leads to help out. To get your feet wet with revenue, who has found either of the two more easily attainable?
2- How much extra supply should I keep on hand or should I start with what I just need?
With the money I saved from my tour, I want to get all those expenses paid up front so at least I have it and not worry about purchasing it a few months down the road (i.e cash crunch emergency, etc..)
3- For the Buffing Machine, any particular brand/model etc?
I am looking to purchase a used one but is there anyone in particular to buy and what do the used ones usually cost v. the new ones?
4- Should I purchase my supplies locally or from a online wholesaler?
Personally, I prefer locally so I can work with the same company/sales rep etc...
5- When you all went out and acquired your first set of accounts, what made them "go with you"? over another company with a track record?
I'm imagining them saying that I don't have referals or company history etc... I am betting on my being able to sell myself to them and have them buy into the foundation I am building my company off of - Integrity and Trust (Marine Corps NCO
I know that is a stretch, but other then that, til I am able to build a solid work experience track record, I don't have much except for myself. I have a few ideas but want suggestions from other people in the industry
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