How to Start a Cleaning Business
So you want to learn how to start a cleaning business? The Janitorial Store provides all the tools and resources you need in one place so you can grow your cleaning business and help it thrive.
Running a cleaning business is not easy. We know, because we've done it twice! As owners of two commercial cleaning companies, we've been where you are and had the same challenges to overcome. After starting our second cleaning business we decided to do it better the second time around, and apply what we'd learned over the years. And the result is that we grew the second business twice as fast as the first!
That's why we started The Janitorial Store in 2005 -- to help cleaning business owners who are struggling to grow their business and who need mentors who have been where they are.
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When you join The Janitorial Store as a member, you'll gain immediate access to proven strategies for starting, building and managing your cleaning business. You'll find a wealth of information including hundreds of janitorial and bidding forms, information-packed eBooks, how-to articles, bidding calculators, audio interviews with experts and more! Plus get discounts on training programs, DVD's, newsletters and more.
Join our community of cleaning business owners who are learning new skills, making better business decisions, using new tools and improving their results.
InspectaClean is the mobile app you're been waiting for! Inspecting your janitorial cleaning accounts has never been easier or more affordable than with the InspectaClean mobile app. Not only can you do inspections for all the cleaning packages you offer but you can create customized inspections such as carpet cleaning, window washing, floor care, etc. -- all for one low price. You won't find another full-featured inspection app of this kind for this price anywhere else. keep reading
If you're wondering how to start a cleaning business, this article will get you on the right path. This is the first in a series of in-depth articles that will help you successfully start a cleaning business. keep reading
This is a downloadable zip file filled with documents that you can use to create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for your cleaning company. You can also use the documents to qualify for CIMS Certification. You also receive a BONUS One Year Membership to The Janitorial Store with purchase. Active members will receive an extra year added onto their membership. keep reading
DECEMBER ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE! Sending monthly newsletters is the #1 way to stay in front of your clients and prospects. The best part is, WE do all the work of creating the content! All you have to do is personalize it for your business by adding special offers and company updates. Then take it to your local printer or upload it to an online printer. You can even upload it to your website for online reading. NewzBreak is a 4-page, full color newsletter. You will have it printed on 11x17 paper, folded in half. New issues every month! Order monthly or buy an entire year for a discounted price. Click here to see sample issues. keep reading
This Office Cleaning Training DVD in Spanish has 40 minutes of video to get your employees off on the right foot. This janitorial training video will show your employees right from the start the proper ways to clean offices. Giving your janitorial employees the right training will give you an edge over your competition and save your cleaning company money! keep reading
Success in the commercial cleaning business often hinges on building a reputation for trustworthiness, and third party validation can help new businesses achieve this quickly. Certifications add credibility and marketability to your commercial cleaning business. They can also help with employee recruitment, and boost morale and a sense of camaraderie among your staff. keep reading
In our last survey, we asked cleaning business owners to describe their employee training process. Since this is month marks out 10 Year Anniversary, we have chosen 4 respondents for the Lifetime Membership giveaway! keep reading
Nothing adds charm more to a commercial building than a lustrous looking hardwood floor. A hardwood floor is a lifetime investment and keeping a hardwood floor looking its best requires proper care and maintenance strategies. As the cleaning professional, it is up to you and your cleaning technicians to provide the solutions to care for and maintain your customers' hardwood floor investment and keep it looking its best for years to come. keep reading
There are many qualities that make a good supervisor and people are likely to excel in some areas more than others, but good supervisors will possess certain qualities that make them stand out at what they do. We have put together a list of what we feel are the top 10 qualities of highly successful supervisors. keep reading
Many of us who started out in the cleaning field, pretty much took on the world with a broom, mop, vacuum and a positive "can do" attitude. There is nothing wrong with this approach, but it does leave you wide open to mistakes that can harm your cleaning business and slow its growth. By sharing with you the top 10 common "stumbling blocks" new cleaning business entrepreneurs have made, our hope is that you can learn from their mistakes. Starting and maintain a lucrative cleaning business is no easy task but avoiding some common mistakes increases your chances for success dramatically. keep reading
We've seen a lot of change over the past 10 years in the cleaning industry, and today Jean and Steve will talk about the 4 main areas where they've seen the most change. This episode marks two milestones at The Janitorial Store. This is our 100th Episode and October 2015 marks our 10 Year Anniversary at The Janitorial Store! keep reading
In our last survey, we asked cleaning business owners to share the next investment they'll be making in their business. We received a variety of responses, but the winner has realized that investing in his employees is what will make his business successful. Learn more and find out who won the Lifetime Membership giveaway! keep reading
Leadership--it's vital to the success of every business. Cleaning business owners are no exception. Find out if your leadership skills up to par. 8 Signs the Cause Is Bad Leadership. Part 2 keep reading
Frustrated With Your Cleaning Business? Some cleaning business owners are experiencing a lot of difficulties with their business. What's the issue? Sometimes, the problem is bad leadership. 8 Signs the Cause Is Bad Leadership. Part 1 keep reading
In our last survey, we asked cleaning business owners to share their best lesson learned. We received a variety of responses, but the winner has learned a valuable lesson that changed the course of his business. Learn more and find out who won the Lifetime Membership giveaway! keep reading
In October of 2015 we mark The Janitorial Store's 10 Year Anniversary, but we decided to start the celebration early! From now through the end of the year, we'll be having special offers on products and services. In fact every month we'll be giving away a Lifetime Membership! Also check out the Infographic keep reading
In our last survey, we asked if you use social media to market your cleaning business. Although many respondents are on social media, they're NOT using it to market their cleaning business. We think this is an opportunity to leverage your online presence to gain more exposure for your business. And the winner of our survey agrees! Learn more and find out who won the Lifetime Membership giveaway! keep reading