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How To Start A Janitorial Business From Scratch

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If you’ve had a passion for cleaning and are looking to start your own janitorial business, then you have come to the right place! A janitorial business can be anything from commercial property cleaning to office cleaning and school cleaning. Today we’ll share with you how to get started from the ground up to build a successful janitorial business.

CREATE A BUSINESS PLAN

The first step is to create a janitorial business plan. In your business plan, you’ll want to specify the services you will be providing, your mission or business goal(s), and basic information about your company’s employees and location. This is the time to consider how many employees you will need to hire and figure out what licenses or certifications you will need to get before operating your business, which we’ll cover in the next step.

OBTAIN A JANITORIAL BUSINESS LICENSE

In order to start a cleaning business, there are a couple of licenses and certifications that you will need to get. This will depend on the services you will be providing, the state where you will be operating your business, and more. Typically you will need to get a commercial cleaning license; take a look at this link to learn more. Aside from a cleaning license, you will also need a general business license. This can be done on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) website. Click here to learn more details about registering your business and getting the correct permits.

PURCHASE INSURANCE

Cleaning professionals face risks every day while on the job, and your janitorial business is no exception. When starting your business, you will want to consider purchasing a janitorial insurance policy. One of the most common risks that cleaning businesses face is common slip-and-fall accidents. If you are mopping a tile floor at an office and someone slips and an injury occurs, your company could be held liable for any medical expenses. When accidents happen, you will be grateful that you’re insured. Insurance Canopy offers Janitorial Insurance at the affordable price of $26.67 per month. You can fill out an application online in ten minutes or less. Feel free to reach out to any of our licensed insurance agents with any questions you may have.

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

Once you are insured, you’re ready to advertise your janitorial business! There are multiple ways that you can advertise your business, it just depends on how you’d like to do it. You should start by getting your business up on Google My Business, so that clients can find you online and see reviews of your business. In this day and age, social media is a very popular way to advertise your business. You can create a business page on Facebook and Instagram and post often about your business, special promotions, services offered, etc. You can also print business cards and hang up fliers around town. Consider sending out a monthly janitorial company newsletter to inform your customers of promotions and discounts and any company news or events coming up.

GOOD LUCK!

Now that you have a general idea of what it takes to start a janitorial business from scratch, you are ready to get started! Make sure you have a janitorial business plan and the necessary licenses to cleaning businesses, purchase an insurance policy, and advertise your business. We wish you the best of luck in all your business endeavors!

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