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#1 JessieJ

Posted 16 December 2003 - 03:00 PM

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We're just starting a new cleaning business and havent ever done anything like it before.

any tips?

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~ Jess  ~
DH        Phill
DD        Zoe 18/9/01
DS        Henry  20/05/03

#2 Snagglepussed

Posted 16 December 2003 - 07:47 PM

Congratulations on the new business!
Firstly I would get onto Business Mums.com and have a nosy around! Or is that .com.au!
Oops! Is this solicitating???

Then I think you should have a business plan! Nothing OTT but some kid of forecast of where you are heading! No. of clients, revenues etc 5 year's ahead!

Marketing! Marketing Marketing!
Have you got a catchy name?????? Something that is easy to remember and understand what you do???
A cleaning company called: "E.C. Ascot services" for example would be hard to keep in mind! I don't intend to call yourselves "The Cleaners" but YKWIM!!!! wink.gif

Maybe as a starter you could:

1.Have a promotion! 3 rooms cleaned for the price for 2!
2. Free window cleaning for the month of Jan!
3. Pot plant offered as a welcome gift for the new year! Nothing too expensive but a great idea to keep you in mind next time they need cleaning!
4. Start a database of all contacts, mailings, clietns, prospects, lost sales etc...... You can download free ones of the web but a good investment is ACT! It costs little and is relatively user friendly!
This will help you keep track of who you've mailed to, who you've followed up with a call, who has told you where to go ;p etc etc
5. WORD OF MOUTH! Is one of the best tried and tested marketing methods!
6. Perseveance! Be prepared to be quiet and inactive! That way, if you do get leads, they are all bonuses!

And last of all......but definitely NOT least....

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


DD - Rebecca Jade
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#3 Sandra

Posted 16 December 2003 - 09:27 PM

Firstly what sort of Cleaning business are you going to run?

The basics you need for commercial cleaning are firstly a sound knowledge base on using equipment such as wet pick ups, polishers etc and what chemicals to use in what dilutions, the safety procedures to go with these chemicals.
You will also need Liability insurance, police clearances, some sort of knowledge of first aid in case of probs with the chemicals.
Also being a members of the Master Cleaners Association is important for nay commercial or school cleaning.  School cleaning in itself has a whole set of criteria attached!  LOL

Let us know more speciafically what sort, if you have registerdd your name, have an ABN etc.

Sandra, mum to: <LI> DD Mackenzie DOB 5/06/95<BR><LI> DS Corey  DOB 25/04/97<BR><LI> DD Rhiannon DOB 14/09/99<P><BR>

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