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How To Start Your Own Window Cleaning Business

By Patrice Pugh

If you are thinking about starting your own business but not quite sure what kind of business that you might be able to afford to start up. You might be surprised to find out that probably one of the easiest and least expensive ventures to start is a window cleaning business. Supplies needed for start up are few, the only things you will probably need are squeegees, a couple of brushes, cleaning solution, a couple of buckets and more than likely a ladder.

The very first thing you should do once you have your supplies is go around your local neighborhood and visit homes and businesses introducing yourself. You probably should have some business cards with you that you can hand out so that if they would like your services they will know who to contact.

You should do the work yourself until you have a large enough clientele that justifies hiring employees. It is very words you have your techniques down for washing windows before you start training someone else. Best thing you can do is to practice your personal technique on your own windows at home.

The most common and trusted way of washing windows in a professional way is by combining your favorite cleaner in a bucket of water and then cleaning the windows with a brush followed up with a squeegee. This is a tried and proven procedure and it is probably a good idea to stick with this unless you feel you have a far better technique.

Another reason why this is an ideal business is because you will generally be able to work out of your home even when the business becomes larger. Another advantage is that you can more than likely do your own bookkeeping in your home as well. You can probably save more money by printing your own business cards and billing statements as well. You should probably have a cell phone with you at all times if there will be no one at home to answer business calls. This is far better than having to spend extra money on an answering service.

All depending upon where you might live will depend upon how much you might be able to charge your customers. With that said, you can probably charge anywhere from 25 to 30 dollars per hour. Once your business starts to grow and gets to the point to where you think you need some help, you can hire someone for about a third of what you charge your customers.

To build a good business make sure that you show up on time and that you are consistent. Be thorough and focus on one thing at a time. Do the job to the best of your ability and make sure that the job requested by the client is completed that day if at all possible. Make sure to return your clients phone calls ASAP and keep up to date with their needs. One final note; it is always nice to remember your customers during the holidays. So always try to remember to include them on your Christmas or holiday list. It is a great way to show them you appreciate them.

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Pugh, Patrice "How To Start Your Own Window Cleaning Business." How To Start Your Own Window Cleaning Business. 27 Jun. 2010. 26 Oct 2014 <>.

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