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Friday's Ask the Experts: Pricing inquiry

September 16, 2011

Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: My question is simple. How much should I bid for a 16,000 square foot church with classrooms, six restrooms, a meeting hall, kitchen, book store, a baptismal pool, and offices?

The answer:

Your question sounds simple, and, as it stands, it is. However, any janitorial pricing involves much more than you presented in it. How often will you do this work? Exactly, what will you have to do in each area? How long will it take each time? How much do you need to earn to cover your business costs and make a profit? If using employees, what are your costs ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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