Hey there, I'm in the Southeast. I currently do something else but I've been hiring good employees to take over certain parts and so I'm just handling calls and booking. I would like to start a cleaning business and eventually do the same thing and have employees take over most everything. I just don't know how paying them works when your first starting out. Since in my current business it was all me for the first few years.
When starting a housecleaning business do you hire someone right off the bat and you go with them for the first while? I'm thinking I'll be doing the phone work, estimates, scheduling and then managing(+ assisting) them while in the home. At least until I could hire a manager/cleaning person. Do you pay them to canvas areas, market themselves by driving around in a company car, etc before the business actually gets a client? Basically until they get a few homes to clean? I really think that if I start out with having a company car, a good advertisement budget, an employee, uniforms and proper insurance I'll be more likely to be taken seriously and just look professional.
But again I'm not sure if this is "too much" to start off with or how Cleaning businesses usually start.