Thursday, July 12, 2007

Starting Versus Running

Most people think that running a cleaning service is easy. After all, it's just housecleaning. The statement is somewhat true. It is VERY easy to start a cleaning business. All you need is a few fliers and a vacuum and you're in business.

The hard part comes after you open the doors. The even harder part is figuring out how to keep the doors open. The owner of a cleaning service must be multi-talented.

You're an accountant. You're a marketer. You're a personnel director. You're a quality control officer. You're a sales rep. And of course, you're a cleaner too.

Take a look at this list of the top 25 home based businesses.

Cleaning services are right up there with riding schools. And for those of you that don't know, you can open a riding school if you own your own barn, land, and horses.

Be careful out there. There's a new cleaning business being started right now in someone's kitchen. She's making her fliers and she's getting ready to put it on your mailbox.

Just remember my famous quote....if it's so easy to start, then it's just as easy to quit.

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