My wife and I started an all-natural (green) cleaning business. Although I admit we`re kinda cheaters...We aren`t 100% green. As of now we`re mainly targeting commercial customers and they don`t seem to really go for the green cleaning products as much as say upper middle-to-upper income households would. So we`re trying to stay as green as possible, unless they request a commercial toxin based product, and/or we just simply cannot find a natural product to do the particular job.
Not exactly. Having a sign does not make your vehicle 100% deductible for tax purposes. You need to keep a very detailed mileage log for that.You can get a background check online, or through your local police department. Even people in the military have records - no joke.
So that would be some type of document I would print out, make copies of, and offer to customers along w/the list of references, resume, etc.???
I work for tip income and I absolutely would NOT include tip information in your pricing. That is a completely rude turnoff. I would, however, post on your vehicle about your service. As you drive around town you get free advertising.Your type of business does not need a website at this time. When you have an income and want to sell your green products, then you need a website. Your money can be better spent otherwise.Are you bonded and insured? I`ve wanted to hire some occasional help and changed my mind when I found out they were not bonded. Also, do you provide a scrubbing service? So many cleaning companies damp mop the floors and simply are pushing the dirt around.Do you require a top to bottom cleaning first with maintenance cleaning afterwards? Will you do one room cleaning only if that`s all the customer wants?Have you had a police background check so that you can offer that assurance to your customers?Jillybeans
The magnet sign on the vehicle was something we were really thinking about. Besides great advertisement, wouldn`t that also enable us to write the vehicle off on our taxes as a business expense?
Bonded and insured we are working on that. Actually, that was probably going to be another post...the best ways to go about this, suggestions for companies to go through, etc. Scrubbing service, I`m not sure...Can you give more detail on what exactly that would be? Do you mean like wiping down baseboards, getting up grime, mildew, etc., and not just mopping over?
That`s what we were planning, do an initial cleaning, likely charge more that first time or two, then after it`s been given a through, treat all normal, repeat cleanings after that as maintenance cleanings. For police background...I`m not sure how to go about that? I just got out of the military 2 months ago, had a secret clearance when I was in Iraq a few years ago...So are you saying this is just something you tell the customers? Or would you have an actual document from the police dpt. showing a background check? If you mean having an actual hardcopy of something, then no we would have to do that, if that`s not what you mean, then I believe we should be ok there.
Thanks for all the suggestions!