Search results

  1. K

    Considering Starting Carpet Cleaning

    I thought about this. People may need mowing services every week or every other week (even though some people try to go longer). So I'm going to have to improve on my marketing. One thing that may also help is to expand my services (especially in the beginning). I know it's not good to do too...
  2. K

    Considering Starting Carpet Cleaning

    I think the hardest part about the landscaping business was getting the customers. I was starting to do some actual landscaping, but most of my income was generated from residential maintenance. The method that I found worked consistently (but very slowly) was passing out flyers in...
  3. K

    Considering Starting Carpet Cleaning

    OK, I'll consider that. Can you send me more information on the school or tell me where I can find it? I was looking for information on that, and I found a schedule for certification classes but I think that class was only one day and it wasn't going to be here until October.
  4. K

    Considering Starting Carpet Cleaning

    That would be better if I could work for a carpet service or at least ride along. I know I didn't specify in my original post (it was already pretty long) but I wouldn't try to do financing until I had some money coming in. But I am concerned about my lack of experience. I don't want to show up...
  5. K

    Considering Starting Carpet Cleaning

    Well, that would make more sense if I had a larger vehicle. I was thinking maybe I could fit the smaller one in my car (the 3 gal Mytee). But I don't think it would be that great for doing carpet. Maybe I could start with upholstery. I could do spot removal with it also, but the problem with...
  6. K

    Considering Starting Carpet Cleaning

    I understand that I will probably have a good deal of stress being self-employed. But at least I can hope to be paid better for it. Typically on the stripping an waxing mobile crew I only get hours on the weekend. So I may work 3 double shifts in a row and I get no overtime, and then no work for...
  7. K

    Considering Starting Carpet Cleaning

    Hi. I thought I would introduce myself here and explain what I'm trying to do. I still need to work on my business plan. I originally had a lawn care business, which I always struggled with, but I did make enough progress with it to start thinking that it would really be better for me to get...