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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 guide 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 things that you are going to learn from taking this course. We challenge you to take the next step to financial independence today!

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Lesson 1: The Demand and Driving Forces Behind These Services

Lesson 2: Cleaning Service Types - Residential Cleaning Service

Lesson 3: Cleaning Service Types - Floor Cleaning Service

Lesson 4: Cleaning Service Types - Carpet and Upholstery Services

Lesson 5: Cleaning Service Types - Other Types of Service

Lesson 6: Developing Your Business Plan

Lesson 7: Setting up Your Business Structure

Lesson 8: Financial Matters

Lesson 9: Human Resources

Lesson 10: How to Deal With Suppliers

Lesson 11: Equipment Needed For Business

Lesson 12: Marketing Strategies and Tools

Lesson 13: Other Resources

Course Materials

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a written assignment and a brief quiz  . Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Quiz30
Lesson 2 Quiz10
Lesson 3 Quiz10
Lesson 4 Quiz50
Lesson 5 Quiz50
Lesson 6 Quiz50
Lesson 7 Quiz50
Lesson 8 Quiz55
Lesson 9 Quiz50
Lesson 10 Quiz50
Lesson 11 Quiz50
Lesson 12 Quiz50
Lesson 13 Quiz50
The Final Exam290
Total Points:845

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