Starting a business in Australia? Try a franchise

31 Jan 24


Do you need business support?

Do you want to work your own hours?

How much do you need to start a business?

What’s the easiest business to start?

Do you know what businesses are in demand in Australia?


To help you decide, here are a few things to consider:

1. Do you need business support?

Starting a business in Australia (or anywhere!) is no easy task. It can take a lot of time, effort and money to get up and running – and that’s before you even start looking for clients.

With a franchise, you get training and support from day one – and a proven system to help you run your business. So while you work for yourself, you don’t have to work by yourself. That can help remove a lot of the time and stress that comes with starting a small business.

Not only will the franchisor help you get up and running with equipment, processes, marketing, signage and more, but some will also show you how to use special software to help manage your bookings and your books.

There’s also an instant network of other cleaning franchisees you can connect with. And you may even have clients waiting for you from day one!


2. Do you want to work your own hours?

One of the biggest benefits to being a business owner is that you can work when you want, where you want, with whoever you want. But if you have to do everything yourself, those hours can become longer and leave little time for anything else.

That’s where a cleaning franchise may be a better fit. With lots of support and a system to follow, it’s much easier to fit work around your lifestyle. You can simply take on more or less clients as you need. You can also buy a franchise that plays to your strengths and how you like to work. If you’re physically active and enjoy the outdoors, buying a garden maintenance franchise might be right up your alley. You get to work in the fresh air – and make money while you’re at it!


3. How much do you need to start a business?

Starting a business in Australia can be expensive and hurt your cash flow – especially if you have to buy a lot of equipment, office space and stock. Often, that means you cop a loss before your business even opens its doors.

With a cleaning, lawn mowing or garden maintenance franchise, you can be in control of your initial investment. There are usually a few different packages you can pick, depending on how many clients you wish to take on. And because everything you need to run your business is included, a cleaning franchise can be a very affordable option.


4. What’s the easiest business to start?

The easiest business to start is one that is instantly recognised by customers. One of the great things about buying a cleaning franchise is you have the backing of a strong, established brand. Rather than being the new business on the block and worrying about choosing a business, you can use a trusted name. Customers often feel more comfortable with a name they know.

Just be sure to check the franchisor is reputable and well known in your community.


5. Do you know what businesses are in demand in Australia?

Many people think you have to have a novel business idea to be successful. However, the opposite is usually true. Instead of wasting your time and money selling something people don’t actually want or need, buying a business that’s in demand will increase your chances of building a business that’s sustainable and profitable.

For example, office cleaning will always be a valued and essential service in the commercial sector – even during economic downturns. 

Society in general is also becoming increasingly time poor. People are looking for ways to get their weekends back so they can focus on what’s important to them. Running your own domestic service business, like a home cleaning or garden maintenance franchise, means you’re helping people spend more time doing what they enjoy. And they’re helping you establish a successful business. It’s a win-win!


Start your business in Australia with us!

Buying a franchise isn’t for everyone. But if you’re ready to work, want to have less risk and not have to go it alone, then it could be a great fit.

As a V.I.P. franchisee, you can enjoy an award-winning system with solid support. We have flexible options to suit you – whether you choose to start or buy an existing home cleaning business, commercial cleaning business, or lawn and garden maintenance business. By choosing the hours you work, you get to spend more time doing the things you love.


Ask us about starting your cleaning franchise today.

Starting a business in Australia? Try a franchise