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Reminders for starting a janitorial business

April 2, 2010
WASHINGTON — The decision to start a janitorial business is one that should not be taken lightly; it should be carefully considered before the start up stage is reached, according to a press release.
According to the release, a janitorial business is more than simply purchasing cleaning supplies and equipment and having business cards printed — is it a business and should be given the respect and attention to detail that any successful business endeavor demands.
There are generally two ways to start a janitorial business: Open a franchise of a larger, national corporation or build the company as an entrepreneur from the ground-up, the release stated.
The upside to starting a franchise janitorial business is that training is provided; however, royalties upwards of 8 percent of the franchisee''s annual gross income must be paid to the franchise, the release noted.
Starting a janitorial business from the ground-up requires lots of time and energy to submit hundreds of bids for contracts that include everything from bidding on large facilities to knocking on doors of local businesses to get a meeting with the proper decision-maker, the release added.
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