So, you want to get into the commercial cleaning business. Or, maybe you just want to create a larger customer base for your already-established commercial cleaning business. The first step to creating a customer base or building one up is to establish the businesses that you want to market to. Browse through our list of top 10 places that use commercial cleaners and brainstorm businesses in your area that could benefit from your cleaning services.
Strip malls are collections of many stores in one place. They are often owned by the same person and rented out to retail businesses. This makes it easy for the owner to establish how it will be cleaned. Instead of talking to one of the retail businesses about your services, consider contacting the owner of the mall.
These are a tricky one because they often require you to know more about safety and sanitation procedures. With a quick certification course, you should be able to learn everything that you need to know about cleaning a doctor’s offices. The certification will be worth it because these jobs often pay more than others.
Insurance agents are busy people and likely don’t have the time that it takes to keep the office clean. You can offer your cleaning company as a service to them because you will be able to do all of the hard work to keep the office clean. Most insurance agencies hire out for cleaners and will choose someone local.
While flocking to your local supercenter may not be your best bet when it comes to finding a great client, you can contact smaller grocery stores in your area. The big ones will not be worth it because they hire from within to do the cleaning jobs. Smaller grocers will be more likely to use your cleaning services.
Believe it or not, banks can get very dirty very quickly. Everything from offices to the front desk and even the outside can benefit from commercial cleaners. These jobs are usually night jobs when the bank isn’t open. Pro tip: most banks will not hire a commercial cleaning company unless they are fully bonded and insured.
Do you love that new car smell? This may be the cleaning job for you. Car dealerships are always looking for ways to save on some of the manual labor that they have to do. You can clean showroom floors, offices and bathrooms. Don’t worry about how you will clean the cars, most dealerships hire professional detailers to clean all of the cars.
Small shops may not be as financially equipped as other businesses on this list, but they still need a way to become cleaner. Consider creating a cleaning plan that appeals to them by offering a deep cleaning service quarterly or slightly more often. They will be more likely to shell out the money than they would for a weekly cleaning session.
Restaurants are unsurprisingly difficult to keep clean. Offer your services for the dining areas and bathrooms. You can clean the kitchen and food prep areas too, but make sure that you know the proper sanitation techniques.
These mega businesses are often so large that it would be nearly impossible to have employees clean the entire place. You can offer your services to the warehouse company, but be sure that you have several people on your team to do the job if you plan to get it done in one day. Many warehouses hire commercial cleaning companies to clean different areas of the large space on different days of the week.
Hair salons can get grimy quickly. Most of the time, the cosmetologists will clean up the hair that they leave on the floor when cutting, but that is as far as they will go with cleaning. Salons can benefit from a weekly or monthly deep cleaning plan.
Now that we’ve given you some tips on which businesses need you the most, you can get started with your brainstorming. Which businesses do you have most of in your area?
If you’d like more information to help you get started check out how to start a commercial cleaning business.