How to Start a Janitorial Service Business

How to Start a Janitorial Service Business
By Lanee’ Blunt

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Starting a janitorialservice is a good business decision and can be a valuable income opportunity. Youhave an excellent chance for success when you start a janitorial servicebusiness. The start-up cost is low and there is always a demand for yourservice.

You must set up yourbusiness as a legal entity. Decide which form of ownership is best for yourparticular business: sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited LiabilityCompany (LLC), corporation, or S corporation. You can operate your business under your own name or get a fictitiousname DBA and operate as a sole proprietorship. Get all the necessary permitsyou need to operate your janitorial business. Obtain liability insurance foryour cleaning business because it will protect you, your employees and yourcustomers in case there is an injury or damaged property.

Purchase the equipment youneed. When you are just starting your business and you don’t have any employeesyou can use your own house cleaning equipment and your car. Buy cleaningsupplies mops, brooms, a vacuum cleaner, bleach, floor cleaner, paper towels,and window cleaner.

Write a cleaning servicecontract that outlines your terms and services and prices.  Set up a business checking account, printbusiness cards, and stationary, Start a website that you can direct clients towith your contact information. Make it easy for prospects to get in touch withyou on your website by setting up an email account in case they want to hireyou for a project.

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