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.
The Results You Can Expect by Joining The Janitorial Store
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
Finally! The janitorial bidding app you've been searching for! Pricing your prospects' locations has never been easier and more accurate than with the Jani Bid Mobile App. Not only will you present an accurate price, you'll know that it's priced profitably for YOUR business. You won't find another full-featured app of this kind anywhere else. Available on iTunes and Google Play. Click here to learn more and watch the Video Tutorials. keep reading
This is a 6-CD Set 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
JULY 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
Congratulations! You did it! You successfully booked an appointment to do a walk through with the person who makes decisions on the cleaning service. Now what? Getting the appointment is just the first step. Don't let yourself down by not preparing -- this is an important part of the sales process if you have any hopes of closing the deal. This DVD is designed to help you learn how to present yourself at the walk through, how to interact with the prospect, and how to measure the space. When you do it right, you are on your way to making the sale! keep reading
We asked cleaning business owners to share their Top Marketing Tactic, and here are their responses. The author of the best tip won a Lifetime Membership to The Janitorial Store. Check out all the tips left by cleaning business owners to see if there's a marketing tactic you should be implementing in your business! 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
With the economy in an upswing, there are more businesses today remodeling or building new additions to their current office or commercial spaces. This means more opportunities are available for commercial cleaning companies when it comes to providing post construction clean up services. This article offers tips for providing this type of cleaning service. keep reading
Cleaning business owners ask themselves how much time it will take to clean a building all the time. After all, how can you know how much to charge if you don't know how long it takes to clean? keep reading
When your cleaning company provides consistent services, your clients will continue to do business with you because they can count on you to deliver on the promises you make. If you want to ensure the success of your cleaning company, you might want to borrow a page from McDonalds by putting systems into place that will ensure you deliver consistent, "quality" service. THAT is what will lead to more customer satisfaction. keep reading
Everyone wants more customers. But prospects are now searching for proof that your company is worthy of doing business with, which means they want to see what other customers are saying about your business. Register today to learn how you can: 1) Easily implement an automated system for getting customer feedback, 2)Minimize the chance for bad reviews, 3) Automatically push testimonials to your website, 4) Encourage happy customers to leave reviews across the Internet. keep reading
There are many ways you or your cleaning workers can become injured on the job. By taking a few precautions and spending time on safety training, you can save your cleaning company money by preventing accidents from happening. Here are a few tips for preventing injuries: keep reading
Providing green cleaning services to your customers requires more than just using green chemicals, it also requires the use of sustainable green cleaning equipment. Following the guidelines established by various independent organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council, that meet the green requirements for chemicals and equipment should be included as part of your green cleaning program. keep reading
Are You Hiring "Warm Bodies" Instead of Cleaning Technicians? We know we should take our time to find the right people, but sometimes our growth is out-pacing our ability to find and retain employees. keep reading
Cleaning technicians are exposed to a variety of conditions that can be detrimental to their health and well being. The cleaning technician's daily activities and surroundings expose them to both environmental and physical risks. It's your job as the owner, to reduce workplace health and safety risks your cleaning technicians face, by improving the methods they use to clean. keep reading
One of the biggest challenges for any cleaning business is learning how to market the business effectively. Today's technology has spawned a new era of marketing tactics and today's business owners need to stay on top in order to maintain the upper hand on the competition. This means reaching out and attracting new customers and keeping those customers coming back. keep reading