Could a cleaning franchise be the perfect work from home opportunity?
The challenges posed throughout 2020 may have resulted in you re-evaluating your current job. Perhaps lockdown led to time working from home? Maybe this gave a greater chance to spend time with your family? Did anyone really miss the chaos of the daily commute? If you’re seeking a longer-term opportunity to work from home and be your own boss, a cleaning franchise could be just what you’re looking for.
With a variety of franchise opportunities available across the UK, there is bound to be one that suits you and the goals that you’re seeking to achieve. Cleaning as a business may not be the obvious choice when you’re considering a home-based franchise, but there are plenty of reasons as to why a cleaning franchise should feature high on everyone’s list.
How do I operate a cleaning franchise from home?
The key thing to realise with a cleaning franchise is that you will not be doing any cleaning yourself. You are a business owner working on your business and not knee-deep in the daily cleaning tasks. With access to an internet connection and a phone line, you can easily work from home or any other location that you choose.
As white-collar franchises, cleaning franchises see you recruiting your staff, securing clients, and then matching the two together, all with the help and assistance of an instantly recognisable brand behind you.
Why the cleaning industry?
With an array of franchises available in a variety of sectors, you may be wondering why you should invest in a cleaning franchise. The answer to this is a simple one: the cleaning industry has seen a dramatic increase over recent years, and that is a trend that looks set to continue.
With the UK domestic cleaning sector being worth £4.7 billion, and with commercial cleaning also a consideration, the figures show why a cleaning franchise is a safe place to invest your money and build your own business. Add to this that the British Cleaning Council (BCC) reports that the demand for domestic cleaners has increased by 25% over the last 5 years, and the opportunities for success become more than apparent (Source: British Cleaning Council).
What has caused industry growth?
It was once the case that the use of a domestic cleaner was the reserve of the wealthy. With many sectors seeing their employees working more and more hours, this has all changed; who wants to be working 40-50 hours a week only to come home and lose the weekend to household chores?
With commercial cleaning, the outbreak of the current pandemic has placed an even greater emphasis on the importance of a clean workplace. With health and safety requirements already demanding a clean and uncluttered workplace, COVID-19 has hammered home the importance of cleaning being carried out by professionals.
Why not go alone?
With the opportunity to work from home, maybe a cleaning franchise appeals to you, but you’re wondering why you can’t just go it alone. In truth, you could, but you would be lacking the security that franchise opportunities bring you.
When you start from scratch, you are literally doing that: a standing start with no springboard to propel you towards success. With an enormity of time lost to trying to figure out the business model, you then need to contend with learning how to manage recruitment and staffing issues. Even with all of this being dealt with, you still have the not so small matters of a logo, uniform, and uniforms to consider.
By investing in a cleaning franchise, you are buying more than just a credible business name. In return for your investment, it is typical to receive:
- Access to the business operating manual. The proven successful model that makes the business successful
- Support with your business administration with access to the franchisor’s systems
- An exclusive territory in which to operate under the brand name
- Access to branded marketing materials
- Your own company website
- A uniform for you and your staff
- On-going support and assistance so that you are never alone
The next step is over to you
The advantages of a cleaning franchise are clear: a growing market place in which you can operate a proven business model with full support. Perhaps you can see the advantages of a franchise, but a cleaning franchise isn’t the right franchise opportunity for you? That being the case, we have a full range of franchises for you to consider in our franchise UK directory.
In times of economical uncertainty, franchise opportunities give you the chance to take control of your future and develop a business. A business that will provide security for you and your family for the years to come, with the backing and support of a national brand. With the availability of home based franchises, you can even achieve your financial goals from the comfort of your own home.