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    Eco-Freindly cleaning service

    Hi, Can i just prick all your brains for a couple of seconds.

    I am in the process of opening a eco freindly cleaning service domestic and commercial.
    I am just wondering would any of you use this service before a normal cleaning company.If so what kind of prices would you pay for this.
    Hope you dont mind me asking this,

    Thankyou

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    Define eco friendly for me please?:)

    Cash is king. if you are cheaper than the rest I would use you. There is a recession on!
    But I suspect you would cost more because of the whole Eco thing.
    If you really want to do this business at least wait til 2011 or spend the whole of this year putting your own money in to keep the biz going

    Original Poster

    Eco- Freindly is cleaning using only natural cleaning products, Its good for people with asthma, allergies etc, Also we are looking at under cutting others as we buy in bulk to keep the cost down.
    Thanks

    saky0505;7722796

    Eco- Freindly is cleaning using only natural cleaning products, Its good … Eco- Freindly is cleaning using only natural cleaning products, Its good for people with asthma, allergies etc, Also we are looking at under cutting others as we buy in bulk to keep the cost down.Thanks



    Thanks , but do you still drive to the jobs in a car/ van? :?

    Original Poster

    Yes but a electric powered vechicle.

    saky0505;7722890

    Yes but a electric powered vechicle.



    Lol good answer :thumbsup::w00t:

    Original Poster

    lol thanks

    Is the electric from a coal fired power station ?

    saky0505;7722955

    lol thanks



    Tbh i dont really buy into the eco friendly thing (selfish i know), but i hope your business does well for you :thumbsup:

    I wouldn't use you because you can't spell friendly.

    Original Poster

    sorry a spelling mistake

    I own and run a domestic cleaning company. We have around 150 customers on our books and only 2 have specified they want eco friendly products.

    p.s we won an award recently from the Business Gateway - our business is absolutely booming, but be prepared for LOTS of hard work initially. (we also have few famous people on our books too!)

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    deanos;7722964

    Is the electric from a coal fired power station ?



    No but as long as it well mantained etc it is just as good.

    Nice concept, but as said before we are in a recession. Most of the time I think ppl would just want the cheapest best service as it's not as if cleaning services are known for being unfriendly to the environment

    I think more ppl r becoming more eco friendly to save money (eg electricity)

    saky0505;7723042

    No but as long as it well mantained etc it is just as good.



    Mmmm dont think so, dont think people will be impressed with that :oops:

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    Chidda;7723044

    Nice concept, but as said before we are in a recession. Most of the time … Nice concept, but as said before we are in a recession. Most of the time I think ppl would just want the cheapest best service as it's not as if cleaning services are known for being unfriendly to the environmentI think more ppl r becoming more eco friendly to save money (eg electricity)


    I understand what you are saying but a lot of the eco cleaning products we are looking into are lots cheaper than the leading brands as not as much chemicals etc have had to go into them, I am doing this more for the familys that have children,elderly with allergies etc. As i myself dont like using all these chemicals around my children with then having asthma,Thanks 4 ur help

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    bossyboots;7723030

    I own and run a domestic cleaning company. We have around 150 customers … I own and run a domestic cleaning company. We have around 150 customers on our books and only 2 have specified they want eco friendly products.p.s we won an award recently from the Business Gateway - our business is absolutely booming, but be prepared for LOTS of hard work initially. (we also have few famous people on our books too!)


    Well done, How long has your business been going, how did you get your first clients,do you have staff working for you,

    Original Poster

    deanos;7723127

    Mmmm dont think so, dont think people will be impressed with that :oops:


    ok

    saky0505;7723176

    Well done, How long has your business been going, how did you get your … Well done, How long has your business been going, how did you get your first clients,do you have staff working for you,



    4/5yrs now and have 12 staff. They are all well paid too and thats a huge thing - pay them well and treat them well................as they are going into big posh apartments/houses and you want nothing but the best out of them.

    Its hard work - and you are up against a load of others, but if you are determined then you can go on to make a great living. Its taken me a while but can honestly say that this is the first time in my adult life I feel financially secure, and also cutting my working week down now as I can afford to.

    Make sure you go and visit the Business Gateway - they are fantastic and got us a grant back at the beginning.

    Another problem you might encouter is that you might be making your market to narrow

    Chidda;7723237

    Another problem you might encouter is that you might be making your … Another problem you might encouter is that you might be making your market to narrow



    thats very true. I reckon this is a non starter you know. You should market yourself that you include eco friendly products but not ONLY them. Also include ironing, walking their dogs, washing their cars etc. The list is endless.

    There is someone on here that I helped get started and they are doing well, and also another poster that I have been giving advice too and hoping she too will get started.

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    bossyboots;7723305

    thats very true. I reckon this is a non starter you know. You should … thats very true. I reckon this is a non starter you know. You should market yourself that you include eco friendly products but not ONLY them. Also include ironing, walking their dogs, washing their cars etc. The list is endless.There is someone on here that I helped get started and they are doing well, and also another poster that I have been giving advice too and hoping she too will get started.



    We will be including washing, ironing etc that we will do in the time that they book if you understand what i mean.

    saky0505;7723385

    We will be including washing, ironing etc that we will do in the time … We will be including washing, ironing etc that we will do in the time that they book if you understand what i mean.



    You will need to be different from all the rest!! You will need to make yourselves stand out - your leaflet needs to be different from the bog standard. Get a good catchy name - ours is fantastic and easily remembered!

    Target posh blocks of apartments - new builds are a definite. Get to know the concierge in these apartments - promise him a bottle of whiskey for every customer he gets you. Tell your existing customers they will get a half price clean for every friend they recommend. We had over 30 customers in our first week - and had over a hunded within 6 months. My business partner fell ill though as we were working far too hard - and then couple of years back I had problems with my blood pressure!! So both of us have slowed down and taken on other girls.

    I love hearing of people who have the drive to give it a go!! Good on you - and good luck.

    Pm if u ever need any advice

    oh and also.............when we won that award from the Business Gateway we contacted our local paper about it in the hope they might publish a story and they did! Free advertising and also got us more customers.

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    bossyboots;7723442

    oh and also.............when we won that award from the Business Gateway … oh and also.............when we won that award from the Business Gateway we contacted our local paper about it in the hope they might publish a story and they did! Free advertising and also got us more customers.



    Thats great......Thankyou very much for your advise, I have been in the cleaning industry for just over 15years so we do have the experience.:)

    I just want a new challenge And to better my self in life.

    How much profit did u make in the first 6 month if you dont mind me asking,
    Do you have a website that i can have a nosey at, I am in the process of getting one built.

    saky0505;7723499

    Thats great......Thankyou very much for your advise, I have been in the … Thats great......Thankyou very much for your advise, I have been in the cleaning industry for just over 15years so we do have the experience.:)I just want a new challenge And to better my self in life.How much profit did u make in the first 6 month if you dont mind me asking,Do you have a website that i can have a nosey at, I am in the process of getting one built.



    I will pm you.
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