Cleaning & Maintenance
The cleaning industry has two target market groups: consumer and commercial. The consumer groups consist of residential maid services, carpet cleaners, window cleaners and other cleaning services require on periodic basis. The commercial groups are janitors who provide wider range of services. Janitor services include cleaning companies, carpet and window cleaners for businesses instead of individuals.
The business is flexible and affords more time as it can be done on a part-time or full-time. It is not location defined.
The qualifications required to start this business depend on the type of cleaning service you wish to start. However, any type of service business requires determination to make the business work, a willingness to keep the customer happy, and a commitment to provide a satisfactory service.
Another basic requirement for the owner and staff of any type of cleaning service is honesty.
As a business owner, you need to understand the administrative requirements to run a business. Also, you need to be able to manage your time efficiently, and you need to be able to develop relationships with your employees and your customers.
A cleaning and maintenance business is better suited as a franchise type of business. This is because it allows you leverage on existing customers.