If you’re thinking about starting your own cleaning business, you need to make sure you have the right cleaning carts, products and staff in order to build a strong reputation in the field. Building managers frequently assess who they partner with based on reputation, and if you’re known for reasonable rates, a high-quality staff and great results, then it should be relatively easy to build up a base.
The Small Business Chronicle suggests going to different offices when just starting out and speaking to the building manager about your cleaning services. Come prepared with rates, full details of what you offer and different plans they can purchase. This is a great way to get a foot in the door and start attracting customers. You can then rely on them to bring word of mouth to their peers.
Entrepreneur also recommends asking colleagues, friends and family to pass around your business’s cards in an effort to build a base. While reputation can help you amass a following, you need to make sure you’re doing the groundwork through word of mouth wherever you can. Also consider leaving fliers and business cards in office plazas and lobbies in an effort to attract more business.