How to Start a Cleaning Business in Six Steps

How to Start a Cleaning Business in Six Steps

If you’re considering starting a cleaning business or franchise, there’s never a bad time to make your move. This is because home cleaning will always be in demand, and there is an incredible opportunity for expansion. We’ve been franchising since 1996, and with over 220 franchisees nationwide, we continue to see growth reaching new heights.

There are 6 simple steps to invest in your future within the $46 billion cleaning service industry:

Step 1: Let us know you’re interested in joining our network. When you fill out our online form or call (888) 706-3615, our franchise developers will happily provide further information to guide you through the next phase. With flexible investment opportunities, veteran incentives, and diversification discounts, we make franchising easy to tailor to your lifestyle.

Step 2: You’ll connect with our experts to discuss market availability in your area, financial qualifications, how we support franchisees, and the start-up timeframe. We call this The Discovery Process – ensuring that there’s a mutual fit with aligned goals and expectations.

Step 3: Next, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with other franchisees to get a realistic understanding from those who are already developing teams, overseeing operations, and being involved in their communities. Learn what a day in the life is like – how you’ll become your own boss, set a flexible Monday-Friday schedule, and discover the rewards of dedication to yourself.

Step 4: Attend Meet Your Team Day. Learn about the systems that create success, from our extensive software that allows you clear insight into every component of your business, to our advanced marketing tools that do the heavy lifting to keep your phone ringing with potential customers. You’ll also have the chance to meet several members of our corporate team who are available for support throughout your journey.

Step 5: Things become official! After you’ve signed the franchise agreement and paid your fees, you’re a member of The Cleaning Authority franchise network, the largest residential cleaning company by revenue. Get ready to assemble a passionate team and scale your business with all the support and market insight available in the industry.

Step 6: Welcome to the team! Pack your bags, we invite you to attend 10 full days of classroom-style training at our corporate headquarters in Maryland. You’ll learn even more about the business, our technology, and marketing tools. Then, we’ll share best management practices, details on training your employees, and financial information critical to your success.

Our Markets – Hometown & Enterprise

We want our franchising opportunities to be available for a wider group of entrepreneurs, which is why we offer flexible options:

Hometown Market – This is our recommended market for newer entrepreneurs, allowing you to invest in a smaller market with a range of 15,000-29,000 homes. For as little as $76,011, you’ll have everything covered to begin your franchise business.

Enterprise Market – Are you ready to dive in and hit the ground running? This is the market for you! You’ll be facing a market between 30,000 and 60,000 homes around major metropolitan areas. On the lower investment level of the enterprise market, you can expect to invest around $101,572 with a larger opportunity to scale.

Understanding Our Investment Fees

Within each market, your investment feesinclude everything you’ll need:

  • Territory Fee
  • Initial Franchising Fee
  • Computer & Training Software
  • Washer/Dryer/Furniture
  • Cleaning Equipment & Supplies
  • Travel & Living Expenses While Training
  • Insurance & Insurance Deposits for 3 Months
  • Opening Inventory
  • Office Rent for 3 Months + 1 Month Security Deposit
  • Local Marketing Fees for first 13 Weeks
  • Full-Time Manager
  • Vehicle Lease or Purchase
  • Additional Funds for 3 Months

Joining The Cleaning Authority franchise network means you’ll never have to blindly figure out how to start, grow, and solve problems. Your success is our success and vice versa. We’re here for you.

Ready to learn more or take the first step towards being your own boss? Fill out our Become an Ownerform or call us directly at (888) 706-3615.