Post by clearshine on Apr 13, 2010 21:46:01 GMT -5
I am still debating on whether or not to start a custodial company that specializes in floor care.
Number one set back is: Janitorial/custodial is one of the easiest business for anyone out there to start. NOT! my words, but look it up on google.
If it is ranked as one of the easiest start up businesses how can any GOOD cleaning company get started!
Most people that start a business are in it for the easy money, Any one that has done custodial work knows there is no easy work in this field.
However my question is: Is it worth the time and effort to try and start a GOOD business in this field?
My major concern: Is there a major proportion of people out there that are starting Janitorial/Custodial businesses sole on the belief that it is the easiest form of business ownership?
And if so how do you get good business from a failing market, and what is the best form of advertisement to warn potential clients from going with the wrong business with out breaking any sort of law>>>> Slander to be specific.
I don't know about other peoples motivation for getting started in this business, but for me it was because there is a need for good floor people where I am. Word of mouth is your best asset. People believe what you do more than what you say. If you can provide more quality and attention to detail than those "quick money people" you will reap the benefits over time. In addition to providing excellent quality try to develop good rapport with those customers to ensure customer loyalty. NEVER try to lift your self up by putting others down. Just focus on your quality and your desire to make your customer shine! ;D
I have been working on floors for many years and was just hired to do a large store evry morning. I take pride in the floor and now want to start a company full time but not sure how to start it. To get a buffer and burnish or get a stripper machine and truck? A loan? I haven't got alot on money but have all the time I need.. Any help out there for me?
I got a swing machine and a buffer from a school surplus auction for $15 each (one needed a new switch). After my truck broke down I bought a van from an electrician for $100 because the wind shield was smashed and it was old ($200 to fix). It really sucked hauling my swing machine around in my honda accord! And then rinsing the floors by mopping only!!! I could have rented the auto scrubber from the janitorial supply store, but that wouldn't fit into the honda. You gotta think outside the box. If there is a will there is a way.