A comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about the building services contractor business. Written in a down-to-earth, lively style that makes even the most technical subject easy to grasp and understand.
Brilliant, brilliant book. Superb not only for starting your own cleaning business but for starting your own business of any kind. Choke-full of really good advice and counsel. The guy is a hustler, has done it before and it shows. I've taken so much good advice from this book, for any business that I might try to set up. It was a pleasure to read in its own right and I've greatly benefited from it.
Best Book on How to Start a Cleaning Business
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 13 years ago
This book was recommended to me when I started up my cleaning business 17 years ago. I found it easy to read and very helpful. The book has guidance for coming up with a name for your business, financing, getting legal, getting and keeping customers, promoting and growing your business, developing proposals, hiring employees, etc. It also has a number of forms you can reproduce that include bidding, inspections, customer agreement, etc. To top it all off, the book is very inexpensive.
The most informative book I've found yet.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
I've read MANY how to start a cleaning business books and this is the best I have ever read. He gives pointers about bidding jobs for residential AND commercial contracts.Tells you how to go about getting business, some of the ways will surprise you.This is just what I was looking for. Pair this with Mr Aslett's Professional Cleaners Personal Handbook and even an experienced cleaner will benefit.
Starting a Cleaning Business
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 24 years ago
Don Aslett covers many of the major points that anyone who wants to start a business should consider. He has obviously gained a thorough knowledge of the subject through many years of practical experience in the business. As a cleaning contractor who started in the same way as Don I disagree with some of his views regarding hiring and motivating staff although this may because of the different countries where we work (Reviewer resides in the UK). He advises buying products from local suppliers in order to recieve a good reliable service. This is always more expensive for the contractor and does not guarantee good service.His points regarding overspending on items such as vehicles etc is well founded and his advice is generally sound. It is an interesting read although to gain more knowledge on the subject an aspiring cleaner/entreprenuer will need to know much more about the subject before considering embarking on a cleaning career and setting themselves loose on an unwary public. He has covered the subject in other books he has written and this may be found there. All things considered his book is readable and quite informative and generally quite good value for your dollar.
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