If you decide that you want to start your janitorial company you should not just start buying supplies and equipment and look for people to work for your company. You need to take the time to do research on whom your perspective customers will be and drawing up a business plan. The business plan is the blueprint for starting and running your own company. First you will need to determine what equipment and supplies your will need. Typically, it is best that you start small so you do not go too far into debt and as your business grows, you can add more supplies and equipment.
The larger, more established janitorial companies will have the contracts of bigger commercial business like shopping centers, office complexes, hospitals, and schools so you need to look at smaller businesses for your customers. Start with a few of the smaller or new business and a few employees. Many times a new janitorial company will start with the owner and one other employee. To prove that your company can do the job you will have to work physically very hard. Being the owner, you will also have to do all the required paperwork. In the beginning, you will be putting in many hours on the job and in the office. This is why you should not have more than two or three businesses to do janitorial services in the beginning. You want to make sure that you do a good job for all your customers.
Before you get to the point where you are taking jobs you need to have a good business plan. In this business plan for your janitorial company, you need to include expenses for bonding, equipment and supplies, insurance, and capital to start your business. To help you develop good business plans do your research on prospective customers. Figure what they might want and need from a janitorial company. The business plan is what you present to the bank where you are trying to get a loan to start your business. The plan should also include the goals you will reach in one year and then in five years. You should also have some capital to invest in your company.
The services that your janitorial company offers should be in demand and ones that you can perform well. You will also need to know the rates that you will charge for your services because each customer will have different needs. You also need a schedule of how often you will clean for each customer.
It would help if you took some classes in accounting and business management before starting your own janitorial company so you know how to do the paperwork that you will be required to do.