Are you considering starting a new business and wondering whether to buy a franchise or start from scratch?
The beauty of purchasing a cleaning services franchise is that there are other stakeholders to help manage the risk of a new business.
Though you would have freedom from working for somebody else, you still have the support of the franchise headquarters.
It is in the best interest of offices to help you succeed in your business endeavors because what you do reflects on their reputation.
One of the top concerns when starting a new business is, of course, the expenses.
Thinking of Buying a Cleaning Services Franchise?
Cleaning services franchises are among the less expensive options, but be careful which one you choose as reputations with franchisees and customers varies.
Research your options and choose one with integrity at all levels.
Vanguard Cleaning Systems of the Southern Valley is one such example.
As the name implies, Vanguard’s reputation places it and its franchises at the forefront of the cleaning industry.
They specialize in the application of green cleaning technology for commercial properties.
As you search for the cleaning services franchise that best suits you, here are some things to look for.
A name that stands above the rest in your industry is a great boost as you launch your business, providing a great advantage to your marketing budget.
Look for articles mentioning the franchise and possible awards they may have won such as the Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500” and “Top 100 Franchises for Veterans” or USA Today’s “Top 50 Franchises for Minorities.”
While buying a franchise can help minimize risks through the support of headquarters, franchises can be expensive to start.
According to Geoff Williams in US News,
Franchises can cost as low as tens of thousands of dollars to a little north of a million…
Cleaning franchises tend to be toward the lower-to-middle portion of the initial expense scale. In the top 10 commercial cleaners franchises, as listed by fitsmallbusiness.com, expenses in this category range from $2200 up to $253,300.
One way the franchises can help minimize risks is by training franchise holders.
When you are selecting your cleaning franchise, look for one that offers business management training as well as education in the cleaning industry.
On-going training and education helps support your business as it grows and flourishes.
It will also help as the industry progresses through technology and new techniques.
Support and Development
Confirm with your selected franchise that you will receive the proper tools to succeed.
This may include more than tangible tools, for instance in service-oriented franchises, headquarters may be able to provide start-up accounts.
You may also get help with things like customer service and billing/collections.
Keeping on top of the business end of your cleaning service can be a headache when you’re starting out, particularly if you’re wearing multiple hats, trying to do the cleaning and the business administration.
Some franchise companies will be happy to assist you in this area.
Investment and Financing
Starting a new business is a huge investment, regardless how you go about it. Look for a franchise that can offer some assistance in financing your start-up expenses.
Deciding whether you want to strike out on your own to build a brand new business or buy a franchise is a big decision and demands thoughtful planning and research.
Once you opt for purchasing a cleaning services franchise, invest the time to sort the wheat from the chaff.
Choose the best name that will help you succeed in your industry, in your location.
For a cleaning services franchise opportunity in California’s Southern Valley, contact us today.
We are excited to expand our franchise base and are currently seeking team members in Kern, Tulare, Kings and Fresno counties.
In Fresno CA, call (559) 473-1790
In Bakersfield CA, call (661) 395-3009