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Barry Petrie

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New business
« on: September 30, 2021, 04:56:27 pm »
Hi guys, looking for some new business info, is carpet cleaning a good business, if you get marketing correct, proper training and if you can get the work, is carpet cleaning a good business to be in, I already run a ltd company for various things, I I'm looking at adding carpet cleaning to my existing services

Any advice would be appreciated

Thanks

Shaun_Ashmore

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Re: New business
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2021, 07:09:34 pm »
If I had to do it all again and for the start up costs for decent equipment and ROI and earning potential nope Iíd do something completely different.

Mike Halliday

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Re: New business
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2021, 08:08:39 pm »
I left the carpet cleaning industry as I think itís going down the drain, I certainly would start up in carpet cleaning now given the knowledge I have of the industry.

Facebook has killed it dead with the 3 rooms for £50 brigade.

Find something else to invest your money in
Mike Halliday.  www.henryhalliday.co.uk

Barry.Petrie

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Re: New business
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2021, 06:25:36 am »
Hi Mike and Shaun, yes I have seen some of the offers on Facebook, even 3 carpets for £75, how can anybody survive or even grow a business with these rates, Iím basically looking for as much advice as people are willing to give so I can make up my mind as where to add carpet cleaning to my business, there is definitely  demand for it in my area as I see people looking all the time for carpet cleaning, I will probably arrange a course soon to see if I can get my head around the various chemicals, I have  coshh certification already so Iím probably half way there already,

Barry

Mike Halliday

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Re: New business
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2021, 10:05:06 am »
If you already have a database of customers to market the carpet cleaning to then you might have viable business especially if the are at the higher end of the market and are willing to pay a high price (for quality work)

There is a demand everywhere for carpet cleaners but that doesnít mean they are willing to pay top prices, if theyíve been condition to the 3 for £60 advertising on Facebook itís hard to convince them to pay more.

You need high end customers to make it pay
Mike Halliday.  www.henryhalliday.co.uk

Shaun_Ashmore

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Re: New business
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2021, 07:36:00 pm »
Carpet cleaning when set up and running regularly bringing in work can have a ceiling then you look at expanding into 2 vans but the 2 van scenario doesnít earn you double even though your turnover may increase the profit is probably far less then what you think Iíve been there.

My brother in law sells and renovates snooker tables a £6k table will make him 50% he can sell and install one in a day finding customers is harder but he does 1-2 a week thereís quite a bit of planning when installing but you can see what Iím getting at.

Cleanevangelist

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Re: New business
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2021, 06:37:06 am »
guys

with facebook its what you are not seeing. direct post to your customer from your database you uploaded as a facebook audience. plus you dont want to be talking to EVERYONE but building relationships with people that know and trust you.

its cheap, and providing you have offers and a good range of services the time will come when their need matches up with one of your offers. They already know you so no prices residence this time around.

The only reason they call other cleaners is because they dont have your number and you did a poor job of reminding them about how awesome you are.

Respects

David Coker

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Re: New business
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2021, 01:38:01 pm »
I've been cleaning carpets since 1985 and last week was my busiest week for about thirty years. All residential work, we don't clean commercial.  And we are the most expensive in the area by far.

So yes, there's plenty of money still in carpet cleaning providing you don't target Facebook type customers.

Mr Dvae

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Re: New business
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2021, 11:50:36 am »
If you know how to practise 'value-building' then you can sell carpet cleaning for any price you choose.