Want to start a commercial cleaning business? Ask this first

04 Nov 21

You want to make a fresh start, spend more time with your loved ones, or simply enjoy all the benefits of being your own boss. And a commercial cleaning business looks like the perfect fit. But how do you know if it is? 

Begin by asking yourself these 6 questions:

1. Where do I like to work?

A commercial cleaning business is a bit different to a home cleaning business. Chances are, you’ll work after hours when everyone else has gone home. Whether you work alone or with a partner or loved one, you’ll be in a quiet and organised professional environment. And that means you can pop in some headphones, play a podcast or music (try some of our favourite cleaning songs), and simply focus on getting the job done!

2. How many hours can I work?

One of the best things about buying a commercial cleaning business (or a home cleaning or lawns and gardens franchise) is that you get to decide when you work. Got family commitments? Have another job and want some extra income? Only want to work part-time? Whatever you need to work around, it’s possible when you have your own commercial cleaning franchise. 

A lot of people start their own business because they’re burnt out from working long hours and spending too much time away from home. By becoming a business owner, you can find better balance – with the option to increase or decrease your hours or income as you need.

4. Who should I work with?

Another important thing to consider is who you want to work with. If you prefer to operate alone, a commercial cleaning business could be a great fit because you’ll have the entire office space to yourself.

That being said, many of our franchisees prefer to work with a partner. Not only is it more fun to clean with company, you can share the responsibilities and even take on more customers to grow your business faster.

5. Will I enjoy the work?

When asking if a commercial cleaning business is right for you, it’s a good idea to think about your personality and likes. If you’re reliable, professional and enjoy independence with work-life balance, then you likely tick all the boxes. And while you may choose to work alone, you’re more likely to have a successful business if you’re good with people. 

Aside from that, also consider how happy you are with the job you have now. Just ask our franchisees and they’ll tell you nothing beats the joy you get from being the boss – and having flexibility around where and when you work.

6. Should I buy a franchise?

Starting a business in any industry can be daunting. There’s a lot to think about – from startup costs to insurance, cleaning products, signage, bookkeeping, uniforms and a website. And that’s before you find customers!

Another option to consider is buying a commercial cleaning franchise. You’ll still be your own boss and set your own hours, but you’ll also benefit from training, support, and an existing brand that’s known in your community. Plus, a franchise relies on a proven business model for peace of mind.

You also receive all the essentials to get started, such as bookkeeping software, signage and a uniform. On top of all that, the franchisor probably has customers ready and waiting in your local area. That can save you a lot of time, money and stress versus running your own cleaning company.

Best of all, anytime you need some support, someone is there – whether it’s another franchisee or your franchisor’s help team. “My support managers have been incredible, business is absolutely flying,” says V.I.P. franchisee Daryl. “Knowing you have someone to go to for answers when you need them makes life so much easier.”

Want to see if a commercial cleaning business is right for you? Contact our friendly team today.


Want to start a commercial cleaning business? Ask this first