ICAN/ATEX: How do I start a floor care business?

Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Wednesday’s Question:

I have 22 years' experience in stripping and refinishing tile floors.ICANATEX Logo

I have been looking into starting a floor care business and would like to know how to bid and estimate a job.

I'm totally lost.

Wednesday’s Answer:

After 22 years, you cannot be totally lost.

You know the procedures you have to follow for success.

You know the equipment and supplies that are needed; you even have some idea of the time it takes to do whatever step in the refinishing process you are into.

So, you are not totally lost.

However, you need help with pricing and you can go here and read hundreds of entries that explain the basics of the estimating you must do … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor.

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Posted On January 2, 2013
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