Commercial cleaning businesses therefore have a ready-made market to indulge in, and starting a franchise in this area is certainly an option for many businessmen and women looking for a good return on their franchise.
Office cleaning and commercial cleaning can involve a lot of work and elbow-grease, although as a franchisee, you would more likely be organising others and running the business than actually scrubbing toilets. Nevertheless, knowledge of the industry is invaluable to anybody looking to make a success of their chosen franchise.
Commercial cleaning is "hugely profitable" according to one franchising industry leader, which claims that anybody looking for a home-based management franchise, which doesn't involve getting hands on with the grime of the industry, should sign up to a commercial cleaning franchise to capitalise on the situation.
Contracts with Jani-King, the market leader in the UK, include clients such as Waterstones and WHSmith, although actually getting down and cleaning is not part of the individual franchisee's job.
"The Jani-King system revolves around franchisees effectively managing the contracts and making sure a top quality service is offered with impeccable attention to customer care," the company told Monster.co.uk.
But despite the large turnover of the industry, organising the cleaning of offices and workplaces is not suited to everyone. Potential franchisees should consider carefully the risks and benefits associated with the franchise sector, before committing themselves.
Research, both on the industry and financially, is invaluable and an essential part of the franchisee's successful career path. Experts suggest scanning the internet and making enquiries into the market before any other decision is made, as well as making sure you discuss you funding situation with your financial advisor to determine exactly what area and level you can afford to join the market at.
Good franchisees also need to evaluate themselves and discern whether they are suited to the role they have chosen. Good managers need to have excellent personal and communications skills, as well as the ability to juggle several business-related tasks at the same time.
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