Starting your own business: what to consider

> Starting your own window & building cleaning business

> Taking the first steps to launching your company

> Paperwork to handle

> Important: get the right insurance and legal protection

Want to start your own business? If you'd like to take your career as a window and building cleaner to the next level, this might be a option for you. Whether you set yourself up as a one-person mobile operation or eventually build a large company with several teams, running your own business brings with it many freedoms, but also new challenges. In addition to the everyday work cleaning, you'll have paperwork to handle on a regular basis.

There are many things to consider when going into business for yourself. You should also define your strategy and service area as precisely as possible from the start:

  • will you focus more on private or business customers?
  • How far are you willing to travel?
  • Will you charge travel costs?

Which services you ultimately offer depends not only on your skills but also on local demand. Here you can get a comprehensive overview with a detailed location analysis. Of course, it's also is important to build up your own customer base. A professional website, special offers, and good old knocking on doors, especially at the beginning, can attract potential clients.

Also indispensable is a good set of books. Invoices need to be issued, incoming payments posted, and employees paid (if applicable). Dealing with finances can take up a good chunk of your day when you go into business for yourself. 

So what's your take on this?

Do you have your own window glass and building cleaning business? What are the pros (and cons) of working for yourself? Post a comment or reply on Facebook.



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