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post #21 of Old 06-12-2012, 03:07 PM
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Start for a business $300

I agree with Facility Support. Get some experience with another cleaning crew, save up some money for working capital and equipment and start getting your own customers a few at a time to get your feet wet.

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post #22 of Old 12-24-2013, 12:03 PM
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I did it - 3 times!

It depends on what you mean by "start" and what cleaning niche you are talking about. Scale is important too. Retail window cleaning on the ground floor only? - yes, you can do it. Cleaning a factory over night - no! Cleaning small residential houses twice a month - yes! A full service carpet cleaning company - no!

I have started 3 cleaning businesses over the years and every time I had less than $300. I started out small going door to door and built from there. I am about to do it again and I have $500 this time.

The thing is, you can phase in much of the start up supplies and systems so as "the start up" actually is happening over a period of 3 - 6 months. If you want to have everything in place before you start your first job, then I would say you need more like $500 - $700. But you do not need to do that. You are a sole proprietor by default regardless. You can phase much of it in over time ans scale it up.

It is what you choose to do with that $300 (in the first month) that will make or break your start up! For example, do not buy a vacuum, everybody has one! Buy that much later on - if at all. I never did buy a vacuum! I did not own a car either, I rode my bike and used the bus. I had all my supplies in my backpack. My clients thought that was cool. I made 50k a year!

"Experts" on forums will tell you that is impossible, they are wrong! You can do it, you need a system and a plan. Otherwise you are gambling.

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I love reading these comments and question.... great support
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I started my business for about $50. Business License and Business cards.
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post #25 of Old 10-16-2014, 02:17 PM
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With our system it will cost you $327 up front and then usually between another $100 - $150 to launch. One of the great things about a cleaning business is it is scalable as you go. You can have positive cashflow very fast for a startup and increase it one job at a time. The startup capitol for this business niche is very low compared to most. I started back in 1996 with $50, so...

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You may try to rent equipment for cleaning services. The budget is very small. You will sufocate yourself with low productivity equipment.
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post #27 of Old 11-06-2014, 06:30 AM
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Try to raise $1000 to get a proper vac, good mops and steamers, a wide variety of detergents and cleaning solutions that smell nice. If things were so simple, everybody could start his cleaning company. I just saw on yahoo an article with a 27 years old guy that was saving since he was 15, and his net worth is now $1 mil. Try to save a few months and then invest in this business seriously. I believe it doesn't really mater what your gender is. It matters how good you are.

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