How to Start a Cleaning Business

Dec 14, 2016
Reading Time: 2 minutes
Written by Logan Tennyson

Starting any business is an exciting time in your life, but it is easy to be overcome with the process of getting it up and running. A cleaning business can be successful if you begin with a clean slate, all your legals in order and with the best foot forward.

If you’re also wondering what other types of businesses you could start, you can also check out our comprehensive list of business ideas.

How to Start a Cleaning Business

Decide on your business structure

You will need to decide on what business structure will work best for you; either as a sole trader, partnership or company. Each structure has a range of advantages and disadvantages. Alternatively you may consider buying into a franchise, however this requires a high amount of upfront costs in order to be successful.

There are a range of benefits to ABN registration when starting up a cleaning business, which include:

  • The ability to register for GST if you expect turnover of over $75 000 per annum;
  • Eligibility to register for a domain name; and
  • The ability to register a business name with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).

LawPath offers an easy-to-use ABN registration service and ACN registration service.

Hiring your staff

To see significant growth in your cleaning business, it is ideal to hire staff who can work for your business. Before hiring new staff for your business, it is important to have the right documentation in place. Consider how many employees you are looking to hire and what type of employment that you will be giving them, such as:

  • Full time;
  • Part time;
  • Casual;
  • Seasonal; or
  • Contractual.

For the right employment agreements for your business, LawPath provides a range of employment agreements as well as other essential employment documents.

Hiring equipment

Depending on what areas and items you will be cleaning, whether it be rooms, houses or the side of skyscrapers, you will need to purchase the right cleaning products. Some items however may be too expensive to purchase when starting up your business. Due to this you may want to consider renting the equipment with a hire purchase agreement. This allows you to buy items you normally could not afford and enables you to generate business revenue despite not having paid in full.

For more details on how to effectively start up and operate a cleaning business, contact a business lawyer.

Get your business started on the right path. Contact a LawPath consultant on 1800 LAWPATH to learn more about what you need to start-up your business, obtain a fixed-fee quote from our network of 600+ expert lawyers and have your legal questions answered.

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