How to Start and Operate a Successful Cleaning Business
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This two day seminar is ideal for both small and large businesses as well as for those who want to start a business in the future. Learn how to start a cleaning business on a shoestring budget. In this seminar, Mr. Griffin covers what it takes to start and operate a successful cleaning business. He will cover in detail all the key elements of operating and managing a cleaning business in today's competitive market. Over twenty different types of specialty cleaning businesses will be examined and discussed.

How to Start and Operate a Successful Cleaning Business
Detailed Course Outline - 2 Day Program

Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. each day.

Welcome and Indroductory Comments
  • Staff and Participant Introductions
  • Seminar Outline Overview
  • Suggestions for Enhanced Learning
What are we here for and what do you want to learn? Let's make a list

Success and Failure in the Cleaning Business
  • What are you selling and what are people buying?
  • Why businesses succeed and why businesses fail
  • Planning for success
  • Future trends and how they will impact you
  • What has been working for you? Your best tips
  • Questions and Answers
Break. 15 min.

Is a Cleaning Business for You?
  • A Warning! It's Not All Roses
  • Your Goals and Plans
Getting Started
  • Starting a New Business
  • Purchase a Going Business
  • Purchasing a Franchise
Lunch 1 hour 12 - 1 pm

Financial Concerns
  • Money and What It Can Do For You
  • Developing that All Important Cash Flow
  • Bankruptcy
Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Why You Should Keep Accurate Records
  • Setting Up Your System
  • What Should a Bookkeeping System Tell You
  • There's No Need for the Bookkeeping Blues
Break. 15 min.

  • Federal Taxes & Registering with the IRS
  • State and Local Taxes
Insurance & Bonding:
  • Planning Your Marketing Program
  • What is Marketing?
  • Why Plan a Marketing Program?
  • Developing a Marketing Plan
  • Building a Positive Business Image
  • Handling Complaints Positively
  • Your Marketing Options
Closing Comments For Today
  • What's on the agenda for tomorrow
  • How to use what you have learned - Making it work for you
  • Continental breakfast 7:30 AM. We start at 8:00 AM
End of day

Welcome and Indroductory Comments
  • Seminar Outline Overview
  • Suggestions for Enhanced Learning
Bidding & Estimating
  • What's It All About
  • Gathering the Facts
  • Standard Estimating Procedures
  • Preparing Your Bid Proposal
  • Presenting Your Bid Proposal
Equipment and Supplies
  • What You Need to Get Started
  • Suppliers
Break. 15 min.

Employment Practices
  • Finding Good Employees
  • Training Employees
  • Employee Compensation
  • Handling Employees and Their Problems
  • Unions
  • What Are A Supervisor's Duties?
Lunch 1 hour 12 - 1 pm

Business Management
  • What Is Business Management?
  • Principles of Business Management?
  • Management Considerations
  • Managing for Future Success
Specific Service of Businesses You Can Start
  • A Review of 24 Specific Cleaning Related Businesses
References and Resources
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Associations
  • Seminars and Training Programs
End of day
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