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post #1 of Old 05-03-2016, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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List the pros and cons of a cleaning franchise

What are the pros and cons of using a cleaning franchise?

As a cleaning business consultant I run into a lot of questions about the big cleaning franchises. There still seems to be some business mystique around this model, people are quick to assume that it is less risky and easier to get a place in the market, neither of which is totally true in my experience.

Does this business model make sense in the age of the Internet? Yes and no...

Please list what you think are the pros and cons of a cleaning franchise.

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Personally I never even considered a franchise because let's go to another universe where a franchise has ALL pro's and NO cons..... I don't want to follow someone else's rules. That's why I work for me. I make the rules. If I wanted to follow rules I'd have a regular job in an office/warehouse/fast food/shop.

So for me personally, it's about freedom and always has been. I've seen bad franchises and good franchises. I am 100% positive if I was going to buy any type of franchise it would not be in the cleaning industry.
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I do know a good cleaning franchise system that a friend of mine started in Melbourne, AUS. I think it's totally worth it, because the cleaning services market is underestimated, and could lead to a very good profit. I hope this helps.

Marketing specialist working at Paul's Cleaning Geelong.

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If you’re thinking of buying a franchise and are not sure which sector to go into, this list of pros and cons of cleaning franchises may help you make up your mind:

Pros
- Many have low initial franchise fees and as they can be home based and are cheaper to run than some other sectors which require a separate building – eg, office, shop, pub – to run their franchises from
- Unlike some franchises, such as a number of financial franchises, qualifications are invariably not required (as is the case with buying a Jani-King cleaning franchise)
- Rarely require previous experience in the sector as opposed to some other sectors such as food and hospitality
- No specialist skills are required – you only need generic skills such as organisational and communication skills and a commitment to running a business
- Offer more flexibility to the franchisee than some other sectors so can be fitted around your lifestyle requirements – eg, childcare
- As there is a legal requirement for restaurants to clean and maintain their exhaust hoods, there will always be a demand for cleaning franchises that specialise in this area
- Great for those of a more sociable disposition as they involve frequent interaction with staff and clients, as opposed to, say, web-based franchises

Cons
- Some might argue that the cleaning market is saturated, as there are many cleaning franchises competing with each other as well as with independent cleaners and cleaning businesses
- During a recession, having a cleaner rather than cleaning your home yourself might be considered a luxury, and is perhaps one of the first things people forgo to save some money
- Could hardly be described as a glamorous or ‘sexy’ sector
- Little variety in terms of the services on offer
- Businesses are increasingly outsourcing their cleaning, meaning that demand for commercial cleaning businesses is growing
- The role requires you to get out and about meeting clients and so forth rather than being stuck in one place, be it the office or your home
- If you’re an accomplished cleaner but lack managerial qualities, then a cleaning franchise probably won’t suit you. Most cleaning franchises are actually management franchises, so they’re about managing a team of cleaners rather than doing the cleaning yourself
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