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Advertising will be an expense worth spending some money on. Word of mouth can be counted on locally, but if you want to cover a wider area than your own neighborhood, you will need to invest in some advertising. Yellow pages business prints and local billboards will be a great place to start. Both of these options will let you be known to a great many people and will not be initially expensive.
Going to businesses with carpets and inquiring manager about carpet cleaning service he employs is also a good start. Remember not to undersell yourself. Always dress professionally on these occasions and conduct yourself in a professional manner. Most managers are continually looking for ways to decrease their expenses and if your services are less expensive than someone else's, you may indeed get job. While researching web for supplies and equipment, do a little research on Internet advertising too. More and more people are looking local services and businesses up on Internet and it is beneficial to be listed in local directories. There are also yellow pages online, which is a useful resource to be listed in as well.
One thing about starting a carpet cleaning business that you will have to remember is that it is not a glamorous one. Anytime you clean something; you usually end up getting dirty. However, if you don't mind dirt, you will see a career of fulfillment. Rooms will literally transform just by cleaning carpet. That fact in it self is a selling point to gleam over.
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