Indeed, I would not disagree with the fact that window cleaning is not a capital intensive business. However, not being afraid of performing physical work at heights is certainly the required quality that makes you most suitable for window cleaning tasks. If you truly have that quality, consider these 7 steps when you are set to open your own window cleaning business:
1. Learn skills
Be under the supervision of an experienced person for at least three months to learn the skills. Concurrently, watch videos of professional window cleaners on YouTube and practice what they do to gain a good understanding of window washing techniques that are effective yet safe.
2. Write a business plan
Formulate a business plan, a formal document that will help you stick to the right path towards attaining your business objectives. However, make sure you refer to it regularly with time.
Include information but based on facts about your target clients, startup costs and most importantly do not forget penning down marketing strategy that works practically.
3. Tools and equipment
Purchase the right set of equipment and tools, important ones are mentioned below:
- Squeegee handles
- Cleaning supplies
In addition, you will require a vehicle for transporting your tools and equipment while you move towards customers who need your service.
4. Operate from home
Cut out the expense of renting an office space until your client base expands to a level where you earn reasonable profits because running a home-based window cleaning business is fairly possible.
5. Create a website
Make an easy to navigate yet aesthetically attractive website for your business. Display your service along with a price but low than your competitors and feature some testimonials of your satisfied clients as well on your website. Testimonials can prove useful in sparking the interest in potential customers.
6. Make promotional material
Promotional material is created to seek purchase from a potential customer. You may need to design and distribute business cards, flyers, brochures and other effective marketing material at public places to derive the attention of your potential customers.
7. Charge fairly
Don’t make the mistake of charging either high price or at a competitive rate in your initial phase because that wouldn’t bring any benefit when it comes to scaling your business rather be focused on offering lovable yet fair priced services.