Starting your own company can be exciting yet challenging. There are several different factors you must consider when starting a business. If you’re passionate about window cleaning, helping others, and working hard, perhaps you’ve considered starting your own window cleaning business.
Today we’ll share a few of the things you need to consider when thinking about starting a business.
One of the most obvious and important aspects to consider when starting a business is finances. Do you have the financial means to start a business? Keep in mind that starting a business is one thing, but keeping it up and running takes even more work and money.
You’ll need to consider the start-up costs, how much you can afford to pay your employees, how much your services will cost your customers, how much your supplies and equipment will cost, and much more. If financing isn’t your thing, be sure to do plenty of research.
When starting your window cleaning company, you’ll need to figure out how many employees you need to hire. Perhaps while you only have a couple of jobs and are just starting, it may just be you. However, as your business expands and you get more customers, you will need additional employees.
Don’t rush over this step because your employees are essential to maintaining a good reputation for your company and doing the job well. You can make sure you are hiring the right people for your company to have though in-person interviews, performing background checks, and making your company an enjoyable and desirable place to work.
Purchasing your window cleaning equipment and supplies doesn’t have to break the bank. When you’re just starting, make sure you have the essential supplies to perform the services you are providing. For window cleaning, you’ll need buckets, squeegees, rags, ladders, rubber gloves, window cleaner, and more.
If you have the means, purchase a company vehicle to look professional while also doing some free advertising with a car decal. Start by purchasing the essentials, and then you can slowly build up your inventory.
Cleaning Business Insurance
Having insurance is essential for any business, especially businesses that interact with customers daily. Insurance Canopy offers window cleaning insurance at the affordable price of $26.67 per month, which is a small price to pay to protect your business. Each policy lasts one year, and you can set it up to renew automatically. If your equipment gets damaged or stolen, a ladder breaks a customer’s window, or a customer trips on your equipment and sustains an injury, you’re still able to do what you love with peace of mind when you have window cleaning insurance. Don’t let one small accident destroy your business and its assets.
With Insurance Canopy, you’re also able to add additional endorsements to your base window cleaning policy. For example, if you would like to purchase coverage for your tools and equipment, that is available for a small cost. Your total policy amount will depend on how many full-time employees your company has if you would like to purchase Tools & Equipment Coverage or Cyber Liability Insurance, where your business operates (which state), and your claims history.
You’ll also want to think about how you will market your business when considering starting your own business. Most people can do some basic marketing in the early stages of a business by word-of-mouth, i.e., tell everyone you know about your window cleaning business and ask them to tell their friends as well. You can also do some fairly inexpensive advertising by hanging up flyers around town and handing out business cards. Suppose you want to invest a little more in your marketing by developing an online presence. In that case, you can reach out to a freelance digital marketer or hire an agency to help your business get more visibility and traction.
Best of Luck!
We hope you can learn a little more about some of the aspects to consider before starting your own window cleaning business. Make sure you have the financial means to start your own business, hire a great staff, purchase window cleaning business insurance, and market your business. We wish you the best of luck with all your window cleaning business endeavors!
About Insurance Canopy
Insurance Canopy provides small businesses with general and professional liability insurance monthly or annually. Our policies are designed to protect small business owners, including window cleaning businesses, in the case of a lawsuit arising out of their business operations. Window cleaners without cleaning business insurance may face lawsuits that could cost them their business and livelihood. With a policy from Insurance Canopy, you get affordable coverage you need from A-rated carriers by building a custom insurance plan for your small business.