In 2019, the green cleaning industry generated 3.9 billion dollars, a number that is only expected to grow in the upcoming years. This is an exciting statistic for entrepreneurs who have a passion for business, sustainability, and cleaning.

Today, you can find success by opening a cleaning business that focuses on using green products and sustainable cleaning practices. 

Fortunately, starting a cleaning business does not have to be a difficult or complicated process. You can start as a solo entrepreneur and grow your business into a thriving company. If you want to own an eco-friendly cleaning business but aren’t sure where to start, this short and simple guide is for you. 

1. Determine Your Ideal Client

The first step in starting a cleaning business is to determine your ideal client. What are their fears and worries? What is their income? Where do they live? 

By identifying your ideal client, you can target your brand and marketing messages to them and quickly grow your client list. 

2. Write a Business Plan

Before you officially start your green cleaning company, you need to write a business plan. You should include all the important information about your business, such as your services, market analysis, strategy and implementation, and your financial plan and projections. Your business plan will act as a roadmap, guiding you down the path to success. 

3. Get Funded

Depending on the business you are starting, getting funded can be quick and easy or a long and complicated process. Fortunately, to start a solo cleaning business all you need are supplies and a few marketing materials. Decide which funding method you will use to get your business up and running. 

4. Buy Business Supplies

As a green cleaner, you will need eco-friendly cleaning products. You can purchase these products from a local drugstore or big box store. You can also use a private labeling service to create custom products, such as Private Brand Chemical.

5. Launch a Marketing Campaign

Launching your marketing campaign can be as simple as handing out flyers or as though-out as partnering with real estate companies, apartment complexes, and more. Refer to the marketing section of your business plan and use it as a guide to launching your first campaign.

6. Encourage Referrals

Most service-based businesses, included sustainable cleaning, thrive on referrals. Happy clients will bring you more clients until you are booked out months in advance. Take advantage of this and implement an automatic referral system so you are never wanting for clients.

Are You Opening a Cleaning Business? Use These Tips to Get Started

By using these tips for opening a cleaning business, you can be well on your way to running a successful business.

Start by determining your ideal client, creating a business plan, and getting funded. You should also buy business supplies, launch your first marketing campaign, and use an automatic referral process. Most of all, you need to commit to your success through the goods times as well as the difficult times.

Follow these tips to find success with your new business.

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