If you are looking for an opportunity to operate your own business the carpet cleaning business is for you. Just think of it-offices and homes will always get dirty and the carpets always will need to be cleaned. Just think of the job security in that fact!!! Here are a few business decision areas that you will have to consider before undertaking carpet cleaning Auckland.
A Carpet Cleaning Business
So what is involved in getting started in this very lucrative endeavor? First let’s take a look at the initial investment. The equipment will of course be your largest expenditure. Machines are available on lease from a few companies but because of the poor history of the carpet cleaning business ventures few companies will lease them so you will probably have to go to a bank or a family member for the funds to purchase this equipment. A good machine will range in the area of $2,000.
In addition to the floor and carpet-cleaning machine, you will need to purchase some hand tools like a carpet rake, carpet brush, and depending on whether you specialize in hot water extraction method or a dry cleaning method, the appropriate soap or cleaning medium. The equipment and the cleaner are the main inventory that you must have for the carpet cleaning north shore business.
An essential item for your business is to have on hand a versatile stain removal kit. Remembering that you will encounter just about every stain known to mankind in this business your stain removal kit can make the difference in your business being successful whereas other businesses may not be. People will be calling and paying you for stain removal because they cannot clean their own carpets so do not skip on a well-stocked stain removal kit.
Few people want you pulling up to their home or business in a beat up truck and this business requires a larger van or truck to transport the equipment so this has to be figured into the expense of the startup. Some companies have their vans customized to contain the generators necessary for the power washing, eliminating the need to carry them into the client for each job. This is a wonderful addition to the business and if you can afford it in the startup it is a great selling tool not only for customer recognition but for adding validity to your business.
If you are the sole employee your company will not have many labor costs but if you add on even one other employee you must add not only the wages paid but the company sharing portion of their salary. For example, if your carpet cleaning business is in the United States there are employment taxes that each employer pays to the government on behalf of their employees. This is in addition to the income tax to the State and Federal governments that the employer pays but takes Medicare for example. The employer must pay a matching fee so each dollar that he employee pays and that does not come from the employee’s salary it comes in addition to the portion paid by the employee.