As the average income is increasing steadily with a lot of people working long hours, and a number of companies outsourcing their cleaning needs, a cleaning services business can be a profitable business to start in South Africa. There has been an increase in the demand for cleaning services in the country over the years that has been a result of the growing middle class.  With the decreasing number of housewives and an increase in the need for quick and convenient cleaning services there is a ready market.  An increasing number of South Africans live in the city and their busy lifestyle results in a rising demand for such convenient services. It is evident that this is a business that you can explore. The sector contributes about 0.8% to the country’s GDP and it is one of the biggest employers in the country. As such the demand for cleaning services is likely going to continue to increase. This article will outline how to start a cleaning services business in South Africa, and the cleaning business services business plan – PDF, Word, and Excel.

A cleaning business is a lucrative business, that is capable of providing income for thousands of entrepreneurs, but there are some essential factors you need to consider before you venture into this business. You need to decide on the type of cleaning services you intend to provide, the size of your business and your location. These factors will be affected by the amount of capital you have thus, you should carry out a feasibility study, market research and have a good cleaning company business plan before you venture into this business.

EQUIPMENT FOR CLEANING SERVICES BUSINESS

Depending on the cleaning services you provide, which could be either commercial or residential, you will need equipment and the right machinery for your business. Some of the equipment you need will include vacuum cleaners, sweepers, single brush machines and carpet cleaners to name a few. You will also require the correct cleaning detergents. You may need to purchase vehicles in order to travel with your staff and equipment for each job. It is important that you indicate the required equipment in your cleaning company business plan and cater for the costs involved in purchasing the equipment. The detergents and cleaning chemicals you use are just as important as the equipment you will make use of. Ensure that you invest in quality equipment as well as quality cleaning chemicals and detergents.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Cleaning products and services differ with each type of cleaning business. Your target niche will also determine the type of products and services you need to offer. The most popular services offered by regular cleaning businesses include regular cleaning, deep cleaning, and maintenance, some also offer laundry services. Some even offer complimentary services such as pest control and outdoor maintenance. It will be advantageous to have all these various complimentary services for your cleaning services because such complimentary services will go a long way in attracting customers. Another essential factor in running a cleaning services business is selecting the right suppliers’ for cleaning chemicals and detergents for your operations. Consider suppliers who can provide affordable and quality chemicals that are also environmentally friendly. Your cleaning services business plan should clearly outline the various products and services you will provide as well as the costs associated with them.

STAFF & MANAGEMENT

As a customer-centric cleaning services business, it’s important that you hire employees that are friendly and efficient. Your employees should be passionate about their jobs. If you want to hit the ground running it’s better to hire a team of people who have experience in this business. Your cleaners, maids and general staff should know how to approach each cleaning job efficiently. Also, your staff members should know how to attend to customers efficiently on a regular basis.  Inexperienced staff members need to get extensive training before they can be given any important tasks or be allowed to use any chemicals and equipment. Cleaning chemicals, equipment and machinery can be dangerous if not used properly thus, anyone operating a cleaning services business should know how to use them and take the necessary precautions. Depending on the size of your shop, the actual number of your staff will vary however, you will need, cleaners or maids, gardeners, security as well as management. Your cleaning company business plan should cater for the salaries of your employees and the day to day operational expenses of running a cleaning services business.

Some of the day-to-day operations of this type of business include:

  • Attending to various cleaning jobs
  • Liaising with customers and making bookings
  • Managing Staff
  • Marketing and advertising

When you are running a cleaning services facility it is important to pay attention to how the processes take place, such as how all the premises, fixtures and fittings are cleaned. Cleaning delicate materials incorreclty such as suede and leather can be detrimental to your business. Thus, make sure that your employees are competent.

It is also crucial to adhere to all industry related health and safety regulations. These safety measures cover the cleanliness of your environment; how your staff members are supposed operate plus how and when all cleaning jobs are supposed to be attended. Cleaning businesses can be risky for your staff members and customers that is why adhering to health and safety regulations is important.

MARKET

As more women enter the workforce there has been an increase in the demand for cleaning services in addition to the outsourcing of cleaning duties by many organisations and companies. There are a lot of students, single parents, working professionals as well large institutions that make use of cleaning services. The South African market for cleaning services, is relatively large and has been growing over the years. On the other hand, it has become easy and affordable for families or institutions to purchase their own laundry machines and other cleaning equipment to automate cleaning chores. However, there are still large institutions such as prisons, hospitals and educational facilities that prefer outsourcing their cleaning needs. As much as technology has helped in automating chores, there is still a need for a person to make use of the equipment when doing the chores and a lot of people simply do not have the time. A proper marketing strategy should be included in your cleaning services business plan.

PRE-WRITTEN CLEANING SERVICES BUSINESS PLAN (PDF, WORD AND EXCEL): COMPREHENSIVE VERSION, SHORT FUNDING/BANK LOAN VERSION AND AUTOMATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For an in-depth analysis of the cleaning services business in South Africa, purchase our cleaning company business plan. We decided to introduce the business plans after noting that many South Africans were venturing into the cleaning services business without a full understanding of the industry, market, how to run the business, the risks involved, profitability of the business and the costs involved, leading to a high failure rate of their businesses.

Our business plan will make it easier for you to launch and run a cleaning services business successfully, fully knowing what you are going into, and what’s needed to succeed in the business. It will be easier to plan and budget as the cleaning services business plan will lay out all the costs involved in setting up and running the cleaning services business. The business plan is designed specifically for the South African market.

USES OF THE CLEANING COMPANY BUSINESS PLAN (PDF, WORD AND EXCEL)

The cleaning services business plan can be used for many purposes including:

  • Raising capital from investors/friends/relatives
  • Applying for a bank loan
  • Start-up guide to launch your cleaning company business
  • As a cleaning services business project proposal
  • Assessing profitability of the cleaning services business
  • Finding a business partner
  • Assessing the initial start-up costs so that you know how much to save
  • Manual for current business owners to help in business and strategy formulation

CONTENTS OF THE CLEANING COMPANY BUSINESS PLAN (PDF, WORD AND EXCEL)

The business plan includes, but not limited to:

  • Market Analysis
  • Industry Analysis
  • 5 Year Automated Financial Statements [ Income statements, cash flow statements, balance sheets, monthly cash flow projections (3 years monthly cash flow projections, the remaining two years annually),break even analysis, payback period analysis, start-up costs, financial graphs, revenue and expenses, Bank Loan Amortisation]
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Risk Analysis
  • SWOT & PEST Analysis
  • Operational Requirements
  • Operational Strategy
  • Why some South Africans in the cleaning business fail, so that you can avoid their mistakes
  • Ways to raise capital to start your cleaning company business in South Africa

The Cleaning Company Business Plan package consist of 4 files

  1. Cleaning Services Business Plan – PDF file (Comprehensive – 86 pages)
  2. Cleaning Services Business Plan – Editable Word File (Comprehensive – 86 pages)
  3. Cleaning Services Business Plan Funding Version – Editable Word File (Short version for applying for a loan – 49 pages)
  4. Cleaning Services Business Plan Automated Financial Statements – (Editable Excel file)

The financial statements are automated. This implies that you can change eg the costs, salaries etc, and all the other financial statements will automatically adjust to reflect the change. 

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