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Are you considering starting a 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.

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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.

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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.

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

The purpose of this Business Plan is to:

  • Set a course for the Company's management to successfully manage, operate, and administer the business.
  • Inform financing sources of the capital requirements being requested by the Company, in addition to its history, its projected future, and how the requested funding would give the Company the ability to add value to the local economy, generate tax revenues for local and federal government, and help put people back to work.

The Company
[Company Name] is a start-up venture located in Cuyahoga County, serving commercial and residential clients by offering quality cleaning services in the Metro Cleveland, OH area. The business was founded by [Name], who are cleaning industry professionals with collective experience. [Company Name] is expanding its exposure through effective marketing as well as introducing the area to market segments that have not yet discovered the Company.

The Market
[Company Name]target market strategy is based on becoming a destination for commercial or residential clients in the Cleveland, OH area looking for quality cleaning services. These customers prefer excellent treatment, services, and affordable rates; thus it's the Company's duty to deliver on their expectations.

Financial Consideration
In addition to diligently following this Business Plan to maintain the safeguards for successful business operations and achieve the financial projections herein, the current financial plan of [Company Name] includes obtaining funding through one of many financing programs in the amount of $100,000. It will use the funding to do advertising, purchase office supplies and equipment, and purchase two vans. The Company's revenue is projected to increase during the next three years, from $146,805 to $185,708, while its monthly break-even stands at $11,453. 


1.1 Objectives

[Company Name] has four main objectives:

  • To acquire  2 or more cleaning accounts by August 31, 2011
  • To attain 5 or more cleaning accounts by  December 31, 2011
  • To obtain government janitorial contracts via Small Business Association
  • To hire dependable employees from the community

1.2 Mission

[Company Name]mission involves:

  • Promoting community growth and community strength by providing excellence
  • Janitorial services one cleaning opportunity at a time.
  • Quality cleaning done right the first time!

1.3 Keys to Success

[Company Name]keys to success include:

  • Listen attentively to the needs of the client and communicate this information effectively to cleaning crews
  • Research and remain experts on the greenest cleaning practices and products
  • Remember that the cleaning must meet or exceed client expectations to be considered done.

Company: [Company Name]
Contact: [Name]
Address: [Address]
Direct Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX        
Cell Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX                 
Email: X

[Company Name] is a start-up company that provides cleaning services in the Metro Cleveland, OH area. The Company will serve commercial and residential clients by offering basic cleaning, floor treatment, carpet cleaning, window cleaning, etc. The business was founded by [Name], cleaning industry professionals with collective experience, who have pooled their resources to develop a new strategy for reaching and serving business clients. 

2.1 Company Ownership

[Company Name]is a Limited Liability Corporation established in December 2010 in the county of Cuyahoga, OH. The cleaning Company is a 100% African-American, women owned business. The owners of [Company Name]are [Name]and [Name] who both have 45% ownership, as well as [Name] and [Name] who both have 5% ownership of the Company.

2.2 Start-up Summary

The following table and chart shows the start-up costs for [Company Name]. The Company's start-up expenses consist of legal, insurance, computer, web design, stationary expenses. The start-up assets consist of office supplies, two company vans and equipment.

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Total Start-up Expenses




Start-up Assets


Cash Required


Other Current Assets


Long-term Assets


Total Assets




Total Requirements


3.0 Services

[Company Name] provides cleaning services to commercial and residential clients in the Greater Cleveland, OH area.  As the Company grows, its main objective is to focus on customer satisfaction and affordable rates.

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