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
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
OCTOBER 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
The Cleaning to Perfection Training Program-in Spanish download provides Commercial Cleaning Companies a proven system to make your cleaning technicians more efficient. Start training your employees immediately on the RIGHT way to clean! 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
Your cleaning clients' locations are spread out across town and possibly into the next county. It's your responsibility to get your equipment, supplies, and sometimes even your employees, to your customer's buildings in the most cost-effective and safe manner possible. Most service professionals rely on a cargo van, a minivan or pick-up truck for their company needs. 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
Co-founder Jean Hanson, I.C.E., will be speaking 5 times at this year's ISSA Convention! She'll be presenting marketing topics for ISSA, BSCAI and ARCSI associations. If you're planning on going she'd love for you to attend one of her sessions and then introduce yourself. She and Steve love meeting members! keep reading
Just because you're super busy in your cleaning business, doesn't mean you're making progress or growing your business. Find out why. keep reading
It is extremely important that cleaning companies have a backup plan for their computer data so if and when a disaster strikes, your company can quickly recover and continue business as usual with minimal interruption to your business operations. 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
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
Most businesses, including those in the cleaning industry, find that they get the majority of their business from just a few key customers. Do you know who your best cleaning customers are? You should identify those few important customers that generate most of your income and leverage them to get more sales. keep reading