Your final words of wisdom makes your whole post hypocritical. Your words are telling people what they cannot do. Is it not negative to blow the dreams of someone hoping to start a business with a few hundred dollars? Or, is this the first piece of business advice you have learned in your quest that you are now passing on? Not trying to give you a hard time, I just want you to think about that.
You sort of lost me but I'll clarify for anyone who did not understand what I meant above. You cannot
start a cleaning business (that is legitimate
) with $100. The idea of that post came from me visiting a website where a man brags and sells a false dream that a cleaning business can be started with $100. That is a lie. It can't be done legitimately.
Again, I'm referring to a legitimate
business. The following makes one legitimate:
Business name registration - $25 in most states
Liability insurance - $650+ in most states
Bonding insurance - $100 minimum in most states
Workman's Comp Insurance - Whew!
No one has any business stepping foot into a home without the three above. The three above are the baseline. I would not dream of allowing a "business" into my home with anything less, b/c anything less is not a legitimate cleaning business.
The goal of the article that I wrote was to get people planning ahead (which I stated). And I gave steps to help these people plan ahead.
Everyone has a choice. Build the house on a poor foundation or build it on a firm foundation. It's your money.
Regarding negativity. Negative things happen daily. You can sit and meditate on what "might" happen that's negative or you can meditate and put your energies on the positive. The negatives will take care of themselves. My advice to people observing who are thinking of starting a cleaning business is....if you allow people to terrify you with what "might" happen that is a disaster, you will never realize your dream.
So.....take the advice in the article or don't take it. I've done and said all I have to say on that.