How to Start a Home-Based Housecleaning Business, 3rd

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Everything you need to know to run a successful housecleaning business from your home
 
Have you ever thought about starting your own home-based house-cleaning business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow your business.
 
Laura Jorstad...

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Overview

Everything you need to know to run a successful housecleaning business from your home
 
Have you ever thought about starting your own home-based house-cleaning business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow your business.
 
Laura Jorstad and Melinda Morse combine personal experience with expert advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based housecleaning business. They explain how to get started, develop a service manual, screen clients, serve customers, select cleaning products, learn from the competition, and set up a home office, as well as how to use the Internet to grow your business. This new edition also addresses the benefits of cleaning with “green,” ecofriendly chemicals—both from an environmental and a marketing perspective.
 
Use these special features and workbook pages:
 
Sample service manual
Room-by-room home-cleaning plans
Sample invoice
Service and payment record
Checklist of start-up requirements

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762750146
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/24/2009
  • Series: Home-Based Business Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 595,813
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Jorstad is a freelance writer and editor.

Melinda Morse started a successful housecleaning business in 1994 to help pay for graduate school. She has since earned a Ph.D., expanded her business, and launched a writing career.

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Table of Contents


Table of Contents
 
1. Considering a Home-Based Housecleaning Business
2. Getting Started I: The Legalities
3. Getting Started II: Getting Your Business off the Ground
4. How to Plan and Develop a Service Manual
5. How to Screen Clients
6. Cleaning 101
7. Understanding and Serving Customers
8. Setting up the Home Office
9. Record Keeping
10. Taxes
11. Insurance and Bonding
12. Advertising
13. When Bad Things Happen to Good Housecleaners
14. Becoming and Employer
 
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