1 big reason why you can’t start a carpet cleaning business and shouldn’t even try
Chris Blamire from Total Supply Solutions discusses the 1 big reason why you can’t start a carpet cleaning business and shouldn’t even try.
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Hi. I’m Chris Blamire from Total Supply Solutions. Thanks for pressing play and thanks to Jena Dyco for having me on again today as their guest blogger.
In this video I’m going to tell you the one reason why you can’t start a carpet cleaning business and shouldn’t even try.
You’re thinking of starting a carpet cleaning business? Have I got some news for you; you can’t. You can’t do it all by yourself. You need help. One of the biggest mistakes we see people make when they start a carpet cleaning business is trying to do everything themselves, “We’re doing everything on the cheap.”
Yes, it saves money initially but what point is it when the money you do spend is wasted or doesn’t get you results? That’s why it’s worth considering spending less of your budget on vehicles and equipment and the largest portion of your carpet cleaning budget on business development related areas.
This includes things such as training, advertising, sign writing, uniforms, websites, fridge magnets, giveaways, brochures, upselling strategies, database management, etc. When it comes to business development, it’s just too important to not get right. The consequences are unpleasant. What I’ve observed over the last decade amongst hundreds of professional carpet cleaners is the sooner you admit you need help, the sooner real success will come your way.
You’ll have many great strengths, but you will have some weaknesses too. That’s when we need others to assist us, so we can focus on what we do best. Here’s four people every new carpet cleaning business should have on board. Number one is a business coach. Even if it’s a monthly one hour meeting, it’s gold. Just Google business coach for a list of business coaches in your local area. They offer a free initial consultation, and meet a few of them. Before you say no to this idea, just see what they can offer. You’ve got nothing to lose.
Number two, get a trainer on board. You couldn’t pick a better organization than Jena Dyco for all your training needs. Number three, choose a key supplier. Choose carefully. The value you get back in trustworthy advice and help will be worth far from than what you spend. Number four, have a good accountant and financial advisor on board for counting all that money you’re going to earn.
Of course with the right team of good people, you’ll be amazed of what can be achieved compared to going at it alone. You don’t have to pay any of these people a weekly wage either. You just use them when you want and need.
The carpet cleaning industry is fantastic to be a part of, and the opportunities are endless. We look forward to welcoming you if you choose to take the courageous step to start your own carpet cleaning business.
I hope this video’s inspired you to share the load, and to get help and also make your business development investment the most significant part of your start up budget. If you have any questions or would just like get in touch, feel free to give us a call or send us an e-mail.
Thanks for watching, and have a great day. Bye from Total Supply Solutions. Thanks for tuning in and thanks to Jena Dyco for having us.