This month we are celebrating our 30th anniversary in the commercial cleaning business! We are passionate about helping other entrepreneurs ignite their business. Getting your cleaning business to the next level is no easy task.
This five-minute video offers a few tips on how to start and grow a cleaning business. Most people do not have the skill sets to get to the next level. This is why growth requires a developed plan for personal growth and leadership.
As you gradually grow from solo operator to 5-10 employees or 10+ employees, there are steps you should be prepared to take. Before you hire employees, be sure to get set up properly with the state and federal government, by speaking to a payroll professional.
Raising up leaders around you is a critical step. Who can step up to help you if your crew doubled overnight? This could easily happen with one big contract. Look out for employees that have leadership potential so that you can capitalize on that. Think of who you can promote, who can you trust to properly train new staff? Investing in others brings a return.
Keep in mind other ways to be freed up to run your business by considering hiring others for your clerical, administrative, answering phones, supervising, and bookkeeping tasks. Delegating and letting go of tasks you usually do is one of the hardest things for business owners to do. To develop people and get to the next level, you must get to the point where you can trust people to do things you are used to doing yourself.
Visualize where you want to be, not where you are. Invest in yourself by leading yourself first and looking for ways to sharpen your leadership skills. This should have a trickle-down effect on your staff.
If you are enrolled in our program we can be your accountability partner to keep you on track and motivated or you can lean on another peer in the cleaning business that can help you grow.
Remember, it’s a law of nature that if you’re not growing, you’re dying. So we must keep moving onward.
In closing, I recommend the book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell to continue sharpening your leadership skills. For business strategies, be sure to subscribe to this blog and our YouTube channel.