- Oct 13, 2020
- Real Name
- Lorraine Goodrich
Why is it a hard route to take up with a portable unit? What is likely to go wrong?Before you make the investment to start a business you really should go work for a year or two for another cleaner. Find out if you will even like this business. Learn about the business and how to clean.
I would advise having at least $20,000 to buy used equipment (you can easily spend up to $80,000 for all new equipment and van) and another $10,000 - $20,000 for marketing and operating expenses. Add to that enough money to live for a year with no income.
A lot of guys think they can go buy a used $1500 portable machine and start their business with no money. While it can be done this is a hard route to take that usually leads to failure.
This can be a great business if you prepare yourself before diving in. Spend the time to learn the business. Also probably even more important than knowing how to clean, be sure you know how to operate a business. Know how to figure your cost of doing business and how to price your services. Make a business plan. There’s a lot more to runnng a carpet business than just knowing how to spray some soap on the carpet and rub a wand over it.