Starting Your Own Cleaning Business

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Course Description

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be a subject matter expert to start a new business. However, having a guide to follow definitely gives you the upper hand. Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or new to being self-employed, this comprehensive course to starting your very own cleaning business will ensure that you are well informed when it comes to getting started and being successful. Here are just a few of the things that will be covered in this course:

·    Deciding What Type of Services to Offer

o   You need to decide whether you want to offer residential, commercial services, or both. This course will cover the qualification, requirements, and the licensure that you are going to have to have to operate your new business.

·    Developing a Business Plan

o   All successful businesses need a strong business plan. This is especially important when it comes to funding your business. Following this guide will not only help you get started with creating a business plan, but it will also help you grow your business and be successful.

·    Setting Up Your Business Structure

o   Before you can hit the ground running, you will need to set up the right business structure for your business. This will include setting up a name, making sure your business operates legally when it comes to clients and employees, as well as making sure you are properly insured.

These are just a few of the valuable topics that you are going to learn from taking this course. We challenge you to take the next step to financial independence today!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.9 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(453 votes)

Lesson 1: The Demand and Driving Forces Behind These Services

The cleaning service industry is an excellent choice for starting your own business, as these services are in high demand and continually expanding. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: How to Start a Cleaning Business
  • Review Video: How to Start a House Cleaning Business
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Cleaning Service Types - Residential Cleaning Service

From qualifications to operations, there is a lot to be informed on before you jump into this business. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Videos: Starting a Residential Cleaning Business: Recommended Cleaning Products; Guide On How To Start a Cleaning Business
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Cleaning Service Types - Floor Cleaning Service

A floor cleaning business is a very specialized field of the cleaning service industry, and choosing to focus specifically on this area will mean that other types of service will be out of your territory. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Speed Cleaning Tips From Professional Cleaners; How to Start a Cleaning Business
  • Review Video: Start a cleaning or janitorial business
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: Cleaning Service Types - Carpet and Upholstery Services

It takes thorough training to be able to use cleaning machines and perform dirt extractions properly and to the level of quality that you want for your business. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 3 Videos: 1 big reason why you can't start a carpet cleaning business and shouldn't even try; how to start a carpet cleaning business; Start your own Carpet Cleaning Business
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5: Cleaning Service Types - Other Types of Service

Always make sure to look into the specifics of a business before jumping into it head-on, as you may not be fully aware yet of the downsides or difficulties that a certain business could present. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 4 Videos: How to Start a Window Cleaning Business? With NO Money! "Tutorial, Tools and Tips"; The Secrets of Starting a Window Cleaning Business; How To Start a Pressure Washing Business - Make Money Pressure Cleaning a Restaurant; Start a Pressure Washing Business Boot Camp Training
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6: Developing Your Business Plan

Regardless of which area of cleaning you choose to specialize in, there is one thing that you definitely will need--a business plan. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 3 Videos: How to write a Business Plan; Creating a Strategic Business Development Plan; How to Develop a Business Plan
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7: Setting up Your Business Structure

From the name to the finances, there are many matters to take care of before your business is ready to go. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 3 Videos: How do I setup my business structure? | Expert Tips; When Your Business Structure Sabotages Your Strategy; Partnership or Company? Which Business Structure is right for your Business?
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8: Financial Matters

Without preparation and planning, you might watch your business fail due to lack of funds or confusion with expenses 55 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 4 Videos: Pricing Structures In Your Cleaning Business; How To Price A Residential House Cleaning Job; How To Price Your Carpet Cleaning And Double Your Profits; CleanGuru - How to Price a Janitorial Job
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9: Human Resources

Whether you hire an HR manager or handle the responsibilities yourself while your business is still small, it is important to know the basics of Human Resources so you can run your business efficiently. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 3 Videos: Managing Employees featuring Melissa Cierly; How to Get The Best Employees featuring Zavieus Hogan; 3 Signs Its Time To Hire An Employee For Your Cleaning Business
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10: How to Deal with Suppliers

Knowing how to find the right supplier and then deal with them in the long run can save you from a lot of stress and financial difficulties. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Cleaning supplies; Source Supplies
  • Review 2 Videos: Cleaning Supply Vendors featuring Rudy Abate; Janitorial Supply featuring Carl Fuller
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson 11: Equipment Needed for Business

When starting any business, you need to prepare ahead of time and gather the necessary equipment in order to run your operations smoothly and successfully. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: What Is Needed to Start a Cleaning Business?; Cleaning Supplies and Equipment for Cleaning Services; Commercial Cleaning
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson 12: Marketing Strategies and Tools

Once you have your business put together and you're ready to start reaching out to customers, you will need to determine what your marketing strategy is. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: Cleaning Service Marketing Plan
  • Review 3 Videos: CleanGuru - Cleaning Business Marketing Strategy: Rinse and Repeat!; Cleaning Business Marketing Strategy Quick Hits 2 The Key Steps to Get to Your Goals; Social Media and Marketing Planning For Your Cleaning Business
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson 13: Other Resources

You might have other specific traits and characteristics you expect from your employees, so be sure to keep those in mind during the interview process. 340 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Quiz
  • Complete: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what a cleaning business is and determine whether it is right for you.
  • Recognize cleaning service types.
  • Determine cleaning methods used for a floor cleaning service.
  • Determine cleaning methods used for a carpet and upholstery services.
  • Define your business plan.
  • Set up your business structure.
  • Recognize financial matters and how the impact your cleaning business.
  • Identify suppliers and ways to deal with them.
  • Determine equipment needed for business.
  • Describe marketing strategies and tools, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Starting Your Own Cleaning Business
Course Number: 9770444
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Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (453 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $55.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $80.00

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