How do you start a carpet cleaning business

How do you start a carpet cleaning business


Starting a business is certainly not something that comes naturally to most people. It is an overwhelming task, with lots of regulatory requirements and to do list. Where do you start and which direction do you run in first?
1. Many people start in the industry and don’t get professional advise. They then go into the local price war and fight for the cheapest jobs. Do some research about the services that are offered in your area. Then look at how you can provide your customers a higher quality of service at a reasonable price. If you are not making a profit out of your services, then there is very little purpose in running a business.
2. Get some recognised carpet cleaning training — this will take all the guess work out of the job. You will understand what you are doing, when and why. You will be able to professionally clean carpet and explain issues to customers. Through training you will also meet other liked minded professional who can help you work out what equipment you need and who will provide you with the best service. Contact Jena Dyco – www.carpetcleaningtraining.com.au
3. You need to find a specialised carpet cleaning supplier who:
• You can trust
• Has attended training courses themselves and really understands what they are selling
• Will help you when your carpet cleaning equipment breaks down
• Will not sell you carpet cleaning chemicals and equipment you do not need
4. Do your market research:
• Who are the competitors in your area?
• Call some of the local companies and see what impression they give.
• Look at what other local carpet cleaning businesses are doing for marketing. Can you do something different to make your business stand out?
5. Talk to other carpet cleaners and see what helped them when they were starting out. Most carpet cleaners will happily talk to you about their experience and help you out. You can meet like minded professionals at training and association meetings.
6. Develop a plan for your business. Too often I speak to people who happily spend 100k on equipment but have not yet considered how they will get customers. A business plan does not have to be a large written document. Set out some key objectives and work out what actions you will needs to take to get your to achieve these objectives.
If you need any help with starting your business please contact Jena Dyco on 03 9815 0175 or visit our website – www.carpetcleaningtraining.com.au.