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6 Tips for Starting a Window Cleaning Business

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    It’s an exciting day when you decide to start your own window cleaning business! Professional window cleaning is the best example of a classic small business in the US today that I can think of. With a small investment in tools, some practice, and a little hard work, you can find success.

    You are bound to find plenty of dirty glass that people will pay you to clean!

    There are a lot of things to consider when you first get going. Over the years, we here at Detroit Sponge have been able to help people find success starting right from where you are today, with just some pocket cash and the drive to be your own boss.

    Consider these tips to help you on your way.

    1. Start with a budget


    This is especially important for your professional window cleaning supplies. It sounds simple, because it is. However grand your vision, start with a plan of how much you can invest to get your business rolling, whether it’s fifty dollars or five hundred dollars.

    2. Pick a type of account you want to service


    There are windows everywhere! Virtually every building has glass that could use cleaning on a regular basis. It’s not that you can’t clean them all, but it will help you start out to pick one type of account. Do you want to focus on residential? Or do you prefer to do large plate-glass on storefronts? It’s up to you.

    3. Think of a business name


    What are you going to call yourself? You can start out simply as a sole proprietorship or you can hit the ground running as an LLC or even a corporation. An accountant or lawyer can help you figure out that stuff. As far as the name goes, keep it simple! Make sure it tells your potential customers what you do.

    4. Practice your technique


    Go clean some windows! Maybe start with your own windows or those of a family member. Either way, any dirty windows are a great place to start. Work on your technique. The more windows you clean, the better you’ll get. You’ll be amazed how fast you improve.

    5. Get that first account!


    Being self-employed is as much about your self-confidence as any other factor. Getting that first account will get you on your way to your goals. There is nothing like the feeling of getting your first taste of profitability and success.

    6. Build great habits with your income


    There is no time like now to nurture great habits with your company money. Your income needs to cover a lot of things. What you earn must cover your operating costs like your professional window cleaning supplies, vehicle costs, your own paycheck, and taxes. If you get good at breaking that all down with your first $100 worth of revenue, you will be far ahead of many starting businesses.

    Quick tip: Consider setting up a separate checking account for your business. Put all your earned money into that account and only take money out for company expenses. This will get you started with your own easy to manage set of “books” for your new endeavor.

    Congrats on your new adventure! Professional window cleaning can be a rewarding and profitable enterprise.

    Let us help you on your way, whatever stage your window cleaning journey. We’re here to offer the best professional window cleaning equipment and customer service out there. Look for more tips here on our blog, our Instagram, our Facebook, our YouTube, and our website.

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