How to Start a Carpet Cleaning CompanyWritten by Randy Wilson
Start a Carpet Cleaning Company
Opening a carpet cleaning business is a great way to earn money as your own boss. This is a relatively simple business to start, with low overhead, and little experience required. Start up costs can be minimal, if you shop around. Additionally, there is a steady market for quality work.
Most carpet cleaning equipment can be purchased for around two thousand dollars. If you already own a vehicle that will carry your equipment, then you are on your way. Researching shampoo machines and other equipment can be done easily on Internet, as there are many web sites dedicated to carpet cleaning supplies.
Carpet cleaning equipment is getting revolutionized, much like other industries. Newer and more powerful shampooing machines are available online. There are also better shampoos and better drying systems that will leave carpet cleaner longer. Customers will pay for quality, not for someone to have to come back two or three weeks later. You can even get machines that mount to a truck and are more powerful than portable kind.
As with any small business, you will need to research licenses for your area for your carpet cleaning business. Check state and local governments to make sure you will not need permits or licenses. Some areas require that companies who do interior work be bonded as well. You will need to make sure you have all of your legal requirements met when you start your business.
Now you will need to choose which type of carpet cleaning services you are going to offer. Typically, households will not have their carpets cleaned more than three or four times a year, if that often. You will have to grow a large residential clientele list if this is sole direction you wish to go. Also there are retail and commercial businesses that require cleaning more frequently. The equipment needed to clean both residential and commercial locations are not much different and most carpet cleaning services will routinely take care of both types of clients.
Retired? Need Some Extra Cash?Written by Joe Clare
Are you retired? Are you considering part-time work to make some extra cash? Have you ever considered Internet as a means of making that extra cash? Questions, questions, questions! Well, here is an idea for you.
Technology has become much simpler over recent years. The learning curves are not as severe as they once were. The invention of mouse and Window's operating system has made operating a computer easier than ever. So, why not have a look at Internet as a means of making money. With all experience that a retired person possesses from years of employment and hobbies, this medium is definitely worth taking a look at. And, great thing about working online is that you can work-at-home. No long commutes to work. No 9 to 5 either, your hours can be flexible so you can still enjoy your retirement. Plus, your online business can lead to that extra income you're looking for.
What would you need to get an online business started? There are no special skills required for this home based business. But, you would need confidence that you can be successful with an online business regardless of your computer or Internet experience and skills. And that would be just basic computer and Internet knowledge. Surfing Net, reading and sending emails, creating webpages and uploading them, really are not that difficult to figure out. Most eight year olds can do it at a drop of a hat, it is that easy. Then of course you will need a computer and Internet service, but since you are reading this article you already have that.