Hey everyone. My name is David and I live in coastal North Carolina. I've been in the cleaning industry for about 15 years now; primarily carpet, upholstery and floor care though some janitorial and other stuff also. It's good to see everyone coming together to help one another out or bounce ideas around. Hope I can contribute even a decent percentage of what I'm sure I'll get from the forum.
Hi David, welcome to cleaningtalk.com (I caught you with a quick hello in another thread already ) These forums are really a blessing in terms of the free flow of ideas and such. I sure do wish they had of been around when I first started out myself.
Suzi, if you have any questions about methods, chemicals or equipment, feel free to ask. I know from experience that some of these forums are truly great places to grow professionally and meet good folks.
Hi, I' m thinking of starting a cleaning buisness with my wife,she does it now, but wants to be independent. We know about the insurance and things, but how about getting started .Do we advertize in the paper ,radio ,Tv .Any infomation would be great .Thank you.
I am guessing that what you are saying is that your wire currently works for another company/ business cleaning and that the 2 of you would like to start your own business and be your own bosses? If that is the case there is a lot to do prior to advertising, such as getting a business license (if required by your local agencies), getting insurance coverages, writing out a business plan to prep yourselves as a guide line to keep you focused on you goals, researching and purchasing the equipment and supplies that you will need in order to do the type of cleaning that you plan to focus on (residential, commercial, etc....)
After all of these things are done, then you can start to consider how to advertise your services