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post #1 of Old 06-03-2013, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Pricing Structure

Hello All,

I am new to Clean Talk and in the processing of getting the legal aspect of my commercial cleaning business set. I have been doing extensive research on how to price a job, however, for some reason i still seem confused.

I guess its more of what is the right way to price a job, like do i charge per hour, per square ft, or both? what should be charged as a seperate item additionally (ie: clean cubicles, empty trash, how many trash cans?).

I am looking to start of with small offices until i can gain enough experience and confidence in runing my business. This is the only part that trys to scare me away.

Thank you all in advance for your advise and suggestions!
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post #2 of Old 06-07-2013, 01:24 PM
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Most of the commercial cleaning companies that I am familiar with, as well as my own, charge by square footage for commercial accounts. You still need to have an hourly rate for reference that encompasses your labor costs, supplies, overhead, etc. This number will vary depending on your area. As far as extra items - stuff like cleaning cubicles, emptying trash, etc should be included in the bid you provide to the account. Things they would pay extra for would be: Stripping and waxing hard surface floors, window cleaning, carpet cleaning, pressure washing, etc. Small offices are a good place to start out and give you good experience working with commercial clients. Be thorough, be available to your clients for feedback and to handle complaints and solicit feedback them if they don't provide it. If you do these things well, you will develop relationships with your clients that will lead to referrals and eventually all the business you can handle. Good luck!

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