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Start Your Own Cleaning Business [Paperback]

Jacquelyn Lynn
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June 8 2010 StartUp Series

Sweep Up the Profits

If it can be cleaned, chances are people will pay you to clean it. Houses, carpet, upholstery, windows … the list goes on and on. A vast majority of dual-income families use cleaning services, which means your market is huge. Startup is easy and requires little initial investment.

Allow our experts to teach you everything you need to know to start three of the most in-demand cleaning businesses—residential maid service, commercial janitorial service and carpet/upholstery cleaning—including:

  • Current statistics and trend forecasts that keep you ahead of the curve
  • The ins and outs of finding customers
  • New ideas for hiring and training employees
  • What equipment and supplies you’ll need (and where to find them)
  • How to use technology to make your business competitive
  • Up-to-date legal, tax and insurance requirements
  • How to avoid common pitfalls
  • Surefire tips for growing your business
  • And more

Plus, learn answers to frequently asked questions, and access an appendix of additional resources and checklists to guide you through each step of the startup process.

With the help of our experts, you’ll become a squeaky-clean success in no time!



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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, useful Dec 27 2010
By ttgobe
Format:Paperback
A good source of information for those with no previous experience in this field. The information is well structured, easy to understand and covers the whole spectrum of topics related to entrepreneurship.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for starting off May 18 2012
By carpenter81 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is good for someone starting off in the cleaning industry, and has a lot of helpful points. However it does not go far enough in depth.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Entrepreneur Press? Really? March 26 2013
By KC - Published on Amazon.com
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Took a couple hours to read the book cover to cover and not find one useful or memorable piece of information. My copy was the third edition, published in 2010 under the "Entrepreneur Magazine's Startup" imprint. Lots of general advice suitable for people who want to start a business without necessarily doing any of the work or developing much in the way of expertise. It's more of a bland, elbow-rubbing business basics book than a guide for someone interested in making a buck from his special skills or ideas. Clearly the work of a business-startup book expert, not a person who knows anything about a particular field. Pretty much the antithesis of Don Aslett's joyous old crafsman-eye business books. To be fair, it is a good reminder of the bases you need to cover to stay afloat. It also includes some checklists and sample forms that could be useful. But, overall, the book really didn't offer an awful lot in the the specific how-to department. Conclusion, this book's not even a little bit worth owning. If you want a quick overview of the scope of starting a cleaning business, sit down with it at the library for few minutes and then find a better handbook to buy.
3.0 out of 5 stars Overly simplistic July 11 2013
By Van Gogh - Published on Amazon.com
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Not a bad book, but basic to the point of being of limited value. If you are completely lost or have trouble organizing to make a plan to start a cleaning service this is probably a good book. If you already have some ideas and maybe some experience, this is probably not going to help you.
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