Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on theInternational Custodial Advisors Network(ICAN)"Ask the Experts"page:Does anyone know where I can find an industry report listing certain recent trends such as economic growth or franchise growth for janitorial services over the past few years? I am looking to present some solid statistical data to a group of investors concerning the industry’s recent and anticipated growth.
Here are several sources for studies and info on the cleaning industry and business trends: 1. www.freedoniagroup.com, 440-684-9600 They sell a study on the janitorial, cleaning products and chemical. 2. www.marketdataenterprises.com, 813-931-3900 They have a study on janitorial, carpet and housecleaning markets. You can by the report by page, section or the entire report. 3. www.cmmonline.com Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine publishes two studies each year, on in house markets and another on the contractor markets. The studies are published in different issue of their magazine. 4. www.tradepress.com They publish several magazines. Sanitary Maintenance, Contracting Profits both has articles and information on the cleaning, supply and equipment side of the market which is an indicator of business trends. Also try their search engine: www.cleanhound.com 5. www.issa.com An industry wide trade association with many resouces on the cleaning industry. I''d also suggest searching... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Associate Editor firstname.lastname@example.org