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post #1 of Old 08-31-2012, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Franchising cleaning company.

I would love to hear from anyone on the best advise on setting up cleaning franchise. I am running a successful cleaning company at the moment and have built up a great client base over the last 12 months. I am not trying to go to big to soon as I am getting myself established in my area first. I just know this can work. Any advise more than welcome. I do have some ideas but want to get it absolutely right before I go ahead.
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post #2 of Old 09-01-2012, 01:39 AM
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There is so much to say about franchising it would take 2 days to type but the first thing you need to realize is that a franchise is not about cleaning. It's about selling the franchise. You sell me a franchise.... I run it for 6 months and see that I can't make money.,.. so I want to get out of my contract. You say ok for $5k (or what ever) you can give it back... and they continue the process and continue to make money. Or, sometimes it works a little different but the 'just' of it is this... the guy that buys the franchise more times than not, makes $10-$15 an hour which makes it impossible to have any employees. Franchise is a modern name for hustle. There are $15 kits to franchise that will end up costing you everything that you've worked for and there are people that will do it for $35k, $60k, $500K and up. Franchising is very tricky so don't be fooled by thinking it is about having clients and making some money.

If you decide to do it... talk to 3 attorneys before you decide which one to go with.
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I have a friend that used the Jani-King franchise and while it taught him alot he found he wasnt getting the profit returns considering the amount of work he put in. They get a cut of any job you get. Of course they have a steady flow of clients , they severely underbid. While a job may usually go for $2000 they will do it for 1100 leaving you with very little profit. They still get their cut either way. Needless to say, he has his own business now and loves it. He did say for larger accounts however, they wanted him to have 1million dollars in insurance and thats a plus in dealing with a major franchise.

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post #4 of Old 03-01-2013, 06:39 AM
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I agree with SOAPrano's and sprintcar93 about franchising. It is a waste of money for the amount of work and support they give you in return. I myself have a cleaning franchise and I have not got a job from our franchise head office for over a year now. I look for my own jobs through advertising, word of mouth and flyers, and I have been getting quite a bit of work that way. In short I advise anyone thinking of going into franchising with a cleaning company, don't do it, it is more of a head ache that it is worth to.
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Cleaning company can grow best by showing the examples of your work, which can be done with the reference and reviews of the clients. It is advised to maintain good relations with the customers so that you can spread your business with confidence by making quick growth against the competition.
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Franchise...don't do it!

I'm canadian, have a franchise myself for the last 4 years, painfull experience so far and stuck with it.
Lots of underbid to my opinon, even if franchisor's commments are ''bid are fine, market is though''. They seem to bid on an average respectable $25CDN/h (before franchise average 18% fees), but cut on time, and often includes all extras. So guys are running to make it profitable, and / or use residential cleaners as employees, since wages are lower, if they can. Had to fight for 2 years before getting a 2% yearly adjustment on contract renewal. It took them 1 email to advise us 1% increase on insurances.
I wouldn't recommand a cleaning franchise even to someone I dislike!
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If you are already doing well and getting established in your area why would you want to franchise it. Seems you are already putting in all the hard work, just keep going.
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I was just looking into franchising myself, but walked away from the idea for now because of all the headaches involved.
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post #9 of Old 08-12-2013, 04:46 PM
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I have no experience in the cleaning business(looking to start) but I wouldn't go with buying a franchise. Like someone else pointed out its more like a modern day version of hustling.
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post #10 of Old 08-16-2013, 09:19 AM
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I know people who have a franchise. They are "riding" on groupons, with a lot of free work and very little profit. They make $15-18 hour which makes it difficult to hire additional workers.
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I have a friend that used the Jani-King franchise and while it taught him alot he found he wasnt getting the profit returns considering the amount of work he put in. They get a cut of any job you get. Of course they have a steady flow of clients , they severely underbid. While a job may usually go for $2000 they will do it for 1100 leaving you with very little profit. They still get their cut either way. Needless to say, he has his own business now and loves it. He did say for larger accounts however, they wanted him to have 1million dollars in insurance and thats a plus in dealing with a major franchise.
Yes, if you decide to go with franchising, don't go with Jani-King.
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