How To Start Your Own Cleaning Business
… with minimal risk!
So you want to start your own cleaning business? Fantastic! It is a great business to be in right now. Why? Demand for domestic cleaning in the UK is growing fast. One in three (34%) UK households employ someone to help with domestic chores. Of those, five million Brits now have a domestic cleaner!
Perceptions about having a cleaner have changed in recent years. Gone are the days that cleaning was only for the affluent. One in four households with an income under £20,000 now hire some form of help. Furthermore, a lot of the recent growth in demand has come from younger people. The number of under 35’s with a cleaner now almost outnumbers those over 35. That is a generational shift. Younger people now prefer to pay for chores to be done so that they can spend more of their spare time with family and friends.
Knowing that the cleaning industry is a good sector to be involved in right now, how can you get involved?
There are two ways you can start your own cleaning business. You can either start from scratch or you can join a franchise.
What is the difference between starting from scratch and franchising?
When you start a business from scratch you are completely on your own. There is no tested model. No strategy. No brand. You have to work it all out for yourself, usually through trial and error. That takes time and money.
The alternative is to consider operating within a franchise network. A franchise offers you a tried and tested model which means you can avoid a lot of the mistakes you might otherwise make. You get an established brand as well as someone to turn to for advice. This person is known as a franchisor. The franchisor will have very specific advice and support for that industry. For example, a cleaning franchisor will know the best way to operate a cleaning business. They will show you the most effective ways to recruit cleaners and find customers.
Going it alone means just that – operating with no help and advice. Everything needs to be developed and learnt from scratch. Operating within a franchise means you effectively get the industry secrets. That will save you a lot of time and money. It will make your chance of success that much more likely.
Why do I need a franchise?
Starting a business is a liberating experience. It can offer freedom and independence. Operating a business within a franchise network can offer this, but also the support, experience and knowledge that can give you a real head start. You don’t have to be a business genius or have any previous business experience to operate a business as a franchisee. The franchisor will provide the necessary training and a successful business model in order to help you achieve your dream of running your own business.
A franchise will also normally have an established brand and reputation. This saves you time and money which would otherwise have been spent on creating a brand.
A franchise will almost invariably provide a faster, lower risk entry into business and this is no more true than in the cleaning sector.
A simple low risk solution – Diamond Home Support
Diamond Home Support is a domestic cleaning company that was established in 2010. We rolled out the franchise model in 2011 and have grown consistently since then and now have a network of 70+ franchisees.
Our brand is able to offer domestic cleaning to around 50% of UK households. Thousands of happy customers receive regular services via Diamond Home Support on a weekly basis.
However, we still have 50% of UK territories to fill. Maybe you could be part of our network?
What Diamond Home Support Offers You:
- The freedom to become your own boss.
- A well established brand from which to trade under.
- A proven business model with over 7 years worth of experience.
- On-going support.
- A large friendly network from which to draw advice from.
- Digital and traditional marketing support.
Find out more about the Diamond Home Support cleaning franchise
Why choose Diamond Home Support?
- We offer a proven business model with the opportunity to offer three local services: domestic cleaning, home help and gardening.
- This is within a territory that will be exclusive to you.
- We provide a 6 month marketing launch campaign to help you get started.
- Training and support is provided throughout the lifetime of the business.
- And, a friend on the end of the line for when you need it!
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Don’t take our word for it! – here’s what some of our franchisees say …
“I can honestly say it is the best decision I have ever made and my working life has been much the better for it. I have found Andrew and his team to be extremely helpful and they have been alongside me every step of the way. If you have the opportunity just go for it.”
“The help and support I have received from Andrew and his team has been fantastic, he is always available to talk through any problems. I had never run my own business before, it was something I always dreamed of doing. It’s one of the best things I have ever done and only wished that I had done it earlier.”
“The thing I am impressed most is the system and all the training tools, that Andrew has developed and keeps developing and updating. I can hardly imagine what amount of work has been put into it. And on top of that he is always available for an advise, when we get stuck. Truly amazing.”
“I have just signed up to my second 5 year contract. I have no hesitation in recommending the Diamond Home Support Franchise. Running my own small business allows me to work from home, have the flexibility of choosing the hours I wish to work, and having a more life/work balance. It will be the best decision you have ever made!!”