Starting a business is a great way to finally enjoy the career freedom you have always wanted. There are a number of businesses which can be started for a minimal investment and still provide a nice return on investment. One such business which should be considered is a carpet cleaning business. Many people maintain their carpets by having them cleaned every six months to one year. This can provide a steady cash flow once you have your business up and running and have an established customer base.
When considering starting a carpet cleaning business you should weigh the pros and cons of becoming a franchise. A franchise will give you a proven business plan to follow and greatly increases your chances of success. However, a franchise does come with some drawbacks. Nearly all franchises will require a large upfront franchise fee in order to provide you with the brand name and training to get you started.
Furthermore, you will be required to pay a monthly fee based on a set amount or a percentage of your earnings to continue to use the cleaning methods and brand name of the franchisor. That being said, some of the best cheap franchises available are in the carpet cleaning industry.
On the other hand, if you would prefer to start your own business you may enjoy more freedom. It may be much more work in the beginning; however, you will not have the added expense of having to pay a franchisor a monthly fee for years to come. The main thing to remember when starting a carpet cleaning business on your own is education.
There are a number of great forums and articles online which can help determine all the necessary steps in starting a business. There are a variety of different cleaning methods and marketing tactics which will help make your business successful. The trick is to discover them all and figure out what will work best in your market.
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