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Starting a Carpet Cleaning Business

 

How to Start a Carpet Cleaning Business - Free Book


Are you considering starting a Carpet Cleaning Business? if yes, you'll find this free book to be extremely helpful.

This is a practical guide that will walk you step by step through all the essentials of starting your business. The book is packed with guides, worksheets and checklists. These strategies are absolutely crucial to your business' success yet are simple and easy to apply.

The Single Most Important Ingredient for Business Success

The first and most important thing you need to acquire in order to succeed in a small business is... knowledge.

Sounds exaggerated? Listen to this...

According to research conducted by Dun & Bradstreet, 90% of all small business failures can be traced to poor management resulting from lack of knowledge.

This is backed up by my own personal observations. In my 31 years as a business coach and consultant to small businesses, I've seen practically dozens of small business owners go under and lose their businesses -- not because they weren't talented or smart enough -- but because they were trying to re-invent the wheel rather than rely on proven, tested methods that work.

Conclusion: if you are really serious about succeeding in a business... If you want to avoid the common traps and mistakes... it is absolutely imperative that you acquire the right knowledge.

"Why Invent Mediocrity, When You Can Copy Genius?"

That's an excellent quote I picked up from a fellow business owner a few years back. What this means is that you should see what is working and try to duplicate it. Why go through all the trouble of inventing something new, that you don't even know will ever work, when you can easily learn from and duplicate something that has been a proven success?

[ Note: One of the BIGGEST mistakes almost all new businesses make is that they WASTE tons of valuable time, energy and money on trying to create something "new", that has never been tested or proven... only to find out later that it was a total loss. Don't make the same mistake! ]

Hi! My name is Meir. I'm the founder and president of BizMove.com, a successful Internet based information business. I'm also the author of numerous books, mostly in the area of small business management.

I've been involved in small business for the past 31 years of my life, as a business coach, manager of a consulting firm, a seminar leader and as the owner of five successful businesses.

During my career as a business coach and consultant I've helped dozens of business owners start their businesses, market, expand, get out of troubles, sell their businesses and do practically every other small business activity you can think of.
You see, I have been there .... done it ... and bought the Small Business t-shirt! -- This free book contains techniques and strategies I've learned during my 31 year small business career.

Here's what you'll discover in the 'How to Start a Carpet Cleaning Business' book:

How to determine the feasibility of your business idea - a complete fill in the blanks template system that will help you predict problems before they happen and keep you from losing your shirt on dog business ideas.

A detailed manual that will walk you step by step through all the essential phases of starting your business

A complete business plan template. This fill-in-the-blanks template includes every section of your business plan, including Executive Summary, Objectives, SWOT Analysis, Marketing Analysis and Strategy, Operations Plan, Financial Projections and more (a similar template is sold elsewhere for $69.95).

All this and much much more.

Success Tip: Setting Goals

Good management is the key to success and good management starts with setting goals. Set goals for yourself for the accomplishment of the many tasks necessary in starting and managing your business successfully. Be specific. Write down the goals in measurable terms of performance. Break major goals down into sub-goals, showing what you expect to achieve in the next two to three months, the next six months, the next year, and the next five years. Beside each goal and sub-goal place a specific date showing when it is to be achieved.

Plan the action you must take to attain the goals. While the effort required to reach each sub-goal should be great enough to challenge you, it should not be so great or unreasonable as to discourage you. Do not plan to reach too many goals all at one time.

Establish priorities. Plan in advance how to measure results so you can know exactly how well you are doing. This is what is meant by "measurable" goals. If you can’t keep score as you go along you are likely to lose motivation. Re-work your plan of action to allow for obstacles which may stand in your way. Try to foresee obstacles and plan ways to avert or minimize them.

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Here's a Sample 'Executive Summary' for a Carpet Cleaning Business plan:

[Company Name] was incorporated in 1996 as a C-Corporation. [Company]provides carpet and upholstery cleaning services in the East Tawas, Michigan area. [Name] are the owners of the Company. [Company]has been in business since 1983 and the [Name] have 27 years of experience in the carpet cleaning industry. [Company Name] also offers cleaning services for homes or businesses that have been damaged by water, smoke or fire; and as additional service to our customers, the Company will expand to offer remodeling/construction services.

The focus of this business plan is to put forth objectives to expand the business to provide construction service, update equipment to have two vans on the road, to build and improve the carpet business, to provide employment opportunities in the area and provide fair wages and health insurance benefits to workers as well as allowing the owners to retire comfortably when ready.

[Company Name] is ready to elevate to the next step. The Company is seeking grant funding in the amount of $200,000. The funding will be used to purchase a truck and equipment, hire employees, do advertising/marketing, purchase office supplies, purchase inventory, do repair/maintenance, develop a website and reduce the Company's debt.

Based on the detailed financial projections, [Company Name]’s future sales for 2010, 2011 and 2012 are expected to be $187,263, $194,191 and $201,392, respectively.

1.1 Objectives

[Company Name] has four main objectives:

  • Expand the business to provide construction services
  • Update equipment to have two vans on the road
  • Build and improve the carpet business
  • Provide employment opportunities in the area and provide fair wages and health benefits to workers
  • Provide owners to retire comfortably when ready

1.2 Mission

[Company Name]’s mission is to provide the best carpet care in the area, while being friendly, courteous, honest and trustworthy with customers. Additionally, the Company also aims to work fast and efficiently to maintain its great reputation. [Company Name] leaves customers with more than a clean carpet, but also with a smile on their face.

1.3 Keys to Success

[Company Name] keys to success include:

  • Providing a good customer experience, with a well-trained crew.
  • Guarantee client satisfaction.
  • Outstanding reputation and appearance.
  • Long-lasting relationships with clients.
  • Having affordable rates.  

[Company Name] is headquartered in East Tawas, Michigan
Name: [Name]
Address: [Address]
Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Email: [Email]

[Company]is a local home town carpet-cleaning service doing business in East Tawas, Michigan. [Name] are the owners of [Company Name] The [Name] have been servicing the East Tawas area for 27 years. [Company]was incorporated in June 1996 as a C-Corporation.
Capital Carpet offers carpet and upholstery cleaning services. The company also offers cleaning services for homes or businesses that have been damaged by water, smoke or fire. Additionally, the Company will expand to offer remodeling services.

2.1 Company Ownership

[Company Name] was incorporated in June 1996 as a C-Corporation. The owners are [Name]. The [Name] have 50-50 ownership of the business.

2.2 Company History

The following table and chart shows the past financials for [Company Name]

[Company Name] sales for 2007, 2008 and 2009 were $161,993, $152,344 and $187,266, respectively. The gross margin for this period was $160,836, $151,662 and $187,266, respectively. Earnings for this period were ($4,083), ($19,406) and $7,855, respectively.

Table: Past Performance

Past Performance

 

 

 

 

2007

2008

2009

Sales

$161,993

$152,344

$187,266

Gross Margin

$160,836

$151,662

$187,266

Gross Margin %

99.29%

99.55%

100.00%

Operating Expenses

$165,351

$167,412

$179,411

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheet

2007

2008

2009

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

Cash

$6,281

$3,535

$6,727

Other Current Assets

$0

$0

$0

Total Current Assets

$6,281

$3,535

$6,727

 

 

 

 

Long-term Assets

 

 

 

Long-term Assets

$6,302

$7,769

$6,929

Accumulated Depreciation

 

 

 

Total Long-term Assets

$6,302

$7,769

$6,929

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

$12,583

$11,304

$13,656

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts Payable

$0

$0

$0

Current Borrowing

$15,887

$35,047

$29,740

Other Current Liabilities (interest free)

$0

$0

$0

Total Current Liabilities

$15,887

$35,047

$29,740

 

 

 

 

Long-term Liabilities

$0

$0

$0

Total Liabilities

$15,887

$35,047

$29,740

 

 

 

 

Paid-in Capital

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

Retained Earnings

($221)

($5,337)

($24,939)

Earnings

($4,083)

($19,406)

$7,855

Total Capital

($3,304)

($23,743)

($16,084)

 

 

 

 

Total Capital and Liabilities

$12,583

$11,304

$13,656

 

 

 

 

Other Inputs

 

 

 

Payment Days

0

0

0

Chart: Past Performance

[Company Name] services will include:

  • Regular Carpet Cleaning  
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Water Restoration
  • Smoke and Fire Restoration 

The company will focus on cleaning carpets, rugs, and upholstered items and will seek to build and maintain its expertise in this area. Through its website, the company will offer the service of easy scheduling and the set-up of automated recurring appointments for its regular customers.
As the Company grows, its main objective is to focus on customer satisfaction. [Company Name]’s pricing is very competitive with others and the Company offers exceptional customer service in its area.
[Company Name] will develop marketing material to advertise the business and its services.

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