My 2023 cleaning business start up guide: Starting a cleaning business (Tips)

Starting a Commercial Cleaning Company in 2022

If you’re interested in starting a commercial cleaning company in 2022, then this blog post is for you. As the owner of Chico Commercial Cleaning in Seattle, Washington, I’ve been in the industry for seven years and have seen tremendous growth. Now is a great time to get into the cleaning industry, especially as businesses are starting to come back and figure out the new hybrid office and virtual employee model.

Growing Industry

The increased foot traffic in facilities, along with the heightened need for cleaning and disinfecting, has created significant growth in the market. This means there’s room for new businesses to gain market share and establish themselves in the industry.

Tips for Starting or Growing Your Business

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your cleaning company to the next level, I have some valuable tips and insights for you. Here are some important factors to keep in mind:

Pricing Strategies

One of the most crucial aspects of starting or growing a cleaning business is pricing. It’s essential to establish your pricing based on your needs, the cost of services, employee wages, supplies, and profit margins. Avoid basing your prices on competitors and focus on what works best for your business.

Market Research

Conduct an analysis of your local market to understand the average pricing for cleaning services. Determine whether you want to position your business as a premium or value-priced service based on the competition in your area.

Billing Practices

Your billing process is your own, and it’s crucial to set clear expectations for your customers. Don’t let customers dictate your billing methods, and establish a system that works for your business and cash flow.

Engaging with the Community

As an aspiring entrepreneur and business owner, it’s essential to engage with others in the industry. Building a community of like-minded individuals can provide invaluable support and learning opportunities. I encourage you to leave comments and questions, as I’m dedicated to responding to and addressing all inquiries.

Starting or growing a commercial cleaning company in 2022 comes with its challenges, but with the right strategies and mindset, it can be a rewarding venture. Feel free to reach out and share your experiences and questions as we navigate this ever-evolving industry together.

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26 comments

  • Do you suggest someone that’s just starting out do the cleanings themselves at the start or if the my ultimate goal is to have employees run the business, should I just start out with employees?

  • Do you have independent contractors or w-2 workers?

  • This is very helpful 🤎

  • Any tips ? Any tips are appreciated

  • I just started a janitorial cleaning business this year 2023 and I’m
    Completely lost. I don’t know
    How to price and where to find employees?

  • Thank you so much for this. I’m in the process of starting my business. Your videos are really helpful 😊

  • Hi dj great video super informative. Question how do I write a contract? 🙏 Thank you

  • Can't believe you were once homeless, you seem very business savvy. Keep it going…

  • Great point you made that we make our own rules

  • Hi DJ The Boss, I'm wondering how to get w2 employees set up and how do i pay myself?

  • Don't be the blockbuster of cleaning companies 😄

  • Hey DJ. I have my first commercial walkthrough and proposal tomorrow x2 btw 🙂. Would you pls do a video of what to ask on walkthrough?

  • what is the tool you are using now for clocking in/clocking out? and is it connected with the payroll?

  • You are Fire 🔥, I would love your help ! Medford OREGON ! Entrepreneur here

  • What cleaning caddy do you suggest for construction home cleaning ?

  • I love that idea of doing a cleaning for free with a video and review! I’m gonna try that. Can I send you the video and would you tell me what you think?

  • When hiring people are they 1099, or are they on as your employee? If employees, do you have to have workers comp insurance?

  • Starting my business. Glad i ran across your channel. Ive learned so much that i didn't know existed within starting a business.

  • Bruh I’ve watched at least 5/6 videos in their entirety, & initially I want to CONGRATULATE you brotha on ALL of your success. Secondary your videos out of all I’ve watched have inspired me to go ahead n get my LLC for my cleaning business. Thank you man & pray much more success for you!🐐👑💪🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • If I started a cleaning business while working at one, is there any problem with going after the contract of the company that I work for my own business

  • Great info DJ. I’m trying to launch December 1, 2023. I’m acting like a sponge trying to absorb all the tidbits you giants are dropping.

  • Can you give me a step-by-step guide how to begin a cleaning busines? I already have a name and logo + my company is registered. I dont know what to do from here on. Should I just coldcall businesses

  • Love what your doing and the valuable information you're putting out for all to soak in. I'm just getting back into the business after doing it commercially for other people for 10+ years running there operations. I'm now just looking to do it for myself commercially and just want to make sure i am doing everything right to maximize profit and growth. Do you have any tips or suggestions as far as getting insurance and bonds or any specific licensing i should obtain to be more recognizable and trustworthy to prospective clients. I am looking to focus more on the commercial side stripping and waxing and maintaining larger spaces.

  • Love what your doing and the valuable information you're putting out for all to soak in. I'm just getting back into the business after doing it commercially for other people for 10+ years running there operations. I'm now just looking to do it for myself commercially and just want to make sure i am doing everything right to maximize profit and growth. Do you have any tips or suggestions as far as getting insurance and bonds or any specific licensing i should obtain to be more recognizable and trustworthy to prospective clients. I am looking to focus more on the commercial side stripping and waxing and maintaining larger spaces.

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