Am I ready to start a cleaning business?

If you’re reading this, it’s probably a good sign that you’ve already decided to start a residential cleaning business.

You’ve got your mind made up. You know this is what you want to spend your time and energy on for several years. Starting a business and getting it off the ground is difficult and painstaking work, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. So, make sure you’re committed to your chosen path.

If you haven’t done so already, you might want to send some time considering various different alternatives. Ask yourself some questions:

  1. Do you have enough capital to launch the business, and keep it running and growing during its initial few years?
  2. Do you have the skills necessary to run and manage an office? Although it’s important that you know a thing or two about cleaning, remember that running a cleaning business is very different from knowing how to clean a residence effectively. (See the book E-Myth Revisited for an interesting analysis of the differences between making the best apple pies in town and running a successful chain of apple pie shops.)

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