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How do i start up my own window cleaning business?

I have my own Car and i work at ASDA as a cleaner, also i work towards the national minimum wage.I want to take things a step further starting my own business and earn more money but i dont know what to do, where to go, getting products,who to see, or creating my business card can anyone tell me what to do step by step. Ps do i need to pay to start my business. once again please everything step by step thank you.

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6 Responses to “How do i start up my own window cleaning business?”

  1. Death_on_the_stairs says:

    I genuinely don’t understand the other posters’ BS about ‘EU regulations’… it’s literally nonsense! So, being practical and giving information step-by-step: 1. You can start a window cleaning business immediately: It takes no paper work; if you decide you want to be "[your name]: window cleaner", you can be (you’ll be what is legally known as a "Sole Trader") 2. The really important thing to understand when you start out as "[your name]: window cleaner" (Sole Trader) is that you will be running a business (that was easy!) where you will be personally and directly responsible for all financial matters of that business; i.e you by 1000 litres of window cleaning fluid for £10,000 YOU will owe someone £10,000. 3.Still, bearing the personal responsibility in mind, being a sole trader is a REALLY easy way to start a business and, given that it takes no effort and costs no money, would be ideally suited for your purposes, particularly since I assume you’ll be sensible enough to buy the 10 litres of window cleaning fluid you will need to cover a week rather than buying 1000 litres at the start (the window cleaner thing is hypothetical – I have no idea how much you’ll need or how much it costs)! Well, business advice over: the advice I can give you for setting up a window cleaning round is that reputation really matters. I’d start by doing a really good job on a friend of the family’s house then get them to recommend you to their friends, do a really good job of cleaning their windows… etc.

  2. b says:

    buy a bucket squeege and blade, washing up liquid, ladder and go start knocking on doors

  3. Judith S says:

    I think that under new EU rules and Health & safety a lot of window cleaners now are supposed to change to jet washers instead of the old bucket, ladder and cloths. You should also always have a companion to ensure any ladders are safe. You will need to look at the Directgv website for the paying of your own National Insurance contributions and you will need either an accountant or an accounts software package. You will need to be registered with the Tax Office as either a Sole Trader or a Partnership. It’s quite complex and you will need a lot of advice. Try asking at your local council and see the Small Business advisors at your bank..

  4. I sure like your pixie juice says:

    Get the equipment you need and start advertising. Be sure to comply with any local and state business requirements (like licensees, workman comp, etc.,) They vary widely, so you have to find that out for yourself. If you are in the business, then you should know where to get products. Any print shop can do business cards and flyers.

  5. Kernow Lady says:

    A young man started this in our area recently and is doing very well. Forget the EU rules, get some cards printed, buy your equipment and knock on doors. When it takes off register yourself as self employed with HMRC as a sole trader. It’s easy. Good luck.

  6. Bryan F says:

    The first step would be to figure out what kind of business model you want to use. S-corp, sole proprietorship, LLC? Then do the necessary paperwork to get your business going. Once you have your business going you can begin making purchases for your business such as squeegees, scrubbers, buckets, poles, hard water solvents and other things that you’d need. Finally, MARKET MARKET MARKET!! This is the only way to get customers through the door and money into your pocket so you can continue to grow.

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