It’s beginning to look a lot like Cleanhome

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At Cleanhome we are looking forward to the festive period, always a busy time for so many of us, including our franchisee business partners.

 

Rockin’ around their Cleanhome

Many homeowners require cleaning at this time of year, and it is great to see all our business partners’ companies thriving even during difficult times. 

Why is this?  The management business model is tried and tested, and it works.  We have spoken many times about the franchisee set-up, but what about from a client and cleaner point of view.

Cleanhome franchisee business partners invest in their relationship with both clients and cleaners.  The business model is straightforward for each party to understand and maximise their rewards.

 

Do they know it’s Cleanhome

The benefits to the clients are that they are assigned reliable, trustworthy and high- quality cleaners who have been vetted, had ID and reference checks and are part of a local and respected business. The Cleanhome service is specially tailored to fit around each client’s schedule and this is all provided at a highly competitive price.

The benefits to the cleaners include, we find and secure the cleaning work, we meet and speak to clients to ascertain and translate their requirements, we manage financial risk by ensuring the cleaners don’t have any hidden expenses and we ensure that they receive a competitive rate of pay.

We want to thank all our franchisee business partners for making Cleanhome the success that it is today, with over 30+ franchisees operating in the UK and more opening all of the time, we feel that together we’ve got it right.

 

Step in to Cleanhome

Are you, or anyone you know seeking a new challenge for a New Year?  One with the potential for substantial financial returns, providing an opportunity to be your own boss, set your own agenda and oversee your own time?  If so, please get in touch to find out more.

 

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Have you got your New Year’s resolutions in place?

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Christmas will soon be upon us and before we know it, we’ll be at the start of a new year, which for many, means making New Year’s resolutions. The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect on the year past and make plans for the year ahead and January is one of the key points of the year where people think about what they really want to do with their lives.  If you have been thinking about starting your own business then it’s a great time to look at the opportunities open to you and where you want to be in a year’s time.

Whether you’re currently working full-time, taking a career break or are retired, the New Year is a chance for a fresh start. Consider the following steps to help you decide what would work best for you to help you fulfil your entrepreneurial ambitions.

Self-reflection

Do you want more time with your family? Do you want to work from an office or from home? These are all questions you need to ask yourself in order to decide what type of business you should to invest in. If you’re looking for a better work-life balance and would prefer working from home then running a shop isn’t going to be the best option for you. Be honest with yourself about the things you want and the things you don’t.

Research the market

Before you dive into starting a business, you need to make sure there is a real market for what it is that you’re selling. It sounds obvious, but for long-term success, you need to identify a product or service for which there is an ongoing and growing need. You don’t want to invest into a business, only to realise that there’s a lot of competition or that it has limited demand.

This was one of the deciding factors when I chose to go into domestic cleaning management. With busy jobs and hectic social lives, people are finding it increasingly difficult to keep on top of the day to day chores so the domestic cleaning market is constantly growing. In addition, cleaning is a regular requirement so our clients require an ongoing service which means there will always be a need for good value, high quality cleaning services.

Choose a business structure

Choosing a business structure is one of the main things you need to consider when starting a company. You might want to start as a ‘sole trader’ which is perfect for freelancers and consultants. The other options are registering as a limited company or a partnership. A franchise is also an attractive option because you can try something totally new, get a proven model for your investment and you will have a team of support behind you to help you succeed. There are several free resources available online outlining the benefits and drawbacks of each structure. Have a chat with an accountant to decide which one would work best for you.

Calculate start-up costs and funding

Regardless of your business structure, many businesses require an injection of funds to get started. You may need to invest into a franchise, buy equipment or develop your own website. This all adds up and costs money so have a look at the different funding options for your business. This could range from personal savings to bank loans to your pension pot. You should also check whether you’re eligible for any business start-up grants.

Making your dream of becoming your own boss come true may seem daunting but spending some time now to put your business goals into place for the New Year can go a long way. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day! If you’re interested in joining our leading domestic cleaning franchise network contact us today!