Research Your Market
Ensure you are fully educated and up to date with all trends and legislations within your current/potential market. Fully research exactly what your market needs and is looking for - if you know exactly what your audience is looking for, then you are in a brilliant position to target them directly, increase your business presence and start gaining new clients.
Make sure you have the best team supporting you that you possibly can and who are dedicated and passionate about your new company's success. Once you have this make sure they have access to all the necessary training and support they could need - you never stop learning and neither should your employees!
Take care of your team in every way you can; if you look after them, they will look after you. We are human after all and deserve to be treated with respect and patience. Make sure your employees have access to all training they should have, make sure you offer them competitive wages and that they work appropriate hours. Make sure you offer your daily support and advice.
Capital (and a plan)
Not only is it very important that you have enough capital to start your own business but also back up should an unexpected bill come up or something that requires immediate investment. If you have enough capital, be sure to compile a financial plan/budget. This ensures that you are not wasting money unnecessarily in certain areas of your business, and more importantly, it allows you to budget and forecast your spending - this information is invaluable and very important to the survival of your new company and future success.
Choose Your Clients Wisely
Don't just take a job for the money and fast income; your clients are almost 'ambassadors' for you company and so you want to work with people with the same business ethic as you, who is reliable with payments and honest in their intentions.
These simple and easy steps will help lay a solid foundation when it comes to starting your own company or business. Ace Cleaning Services still utilise these important snippets of advice each and every day - and we have now been in the commercial cleaning and window cleaning industry for ever 30 years now.