Hello From Northern Ireland

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by WWC, Nov 9, 2012.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    159
    Hi,

    I have already posted a few times, and thought that I should introduce myself formally.

    My name is Paul, and I am in a job right now (Nov 2012) actually my own business of a completely different nature to Window Cleaning. But, the economic downturn has taken it's toll and I will be closing down at the start of 2013.

    I now want to start up window cleaning in the area I live.

    As I have been in business for myself for quite a few years, so I know how to work hard to earn a living.

    I am getting my window cleaning business prepared now, and will start actually cleaning windows at the start of February 2013. I am working on pricing, buying equipment, designing my website, getting flyers and cards etc.

    I have read a lot of the subject bought videos, watched online videos, read the forums, and generally absorbed myself in the business. Oh yes, and practicing a lot. My other half and relations appreciate that bit :D

    Hopefully some of my questions while I am setting up and getting started won't frustrate you too much - please be gentle with me I am trying my best to get it right :)

    Best Regards,

    Paul
     
    Advertisement
  2. mr shine

    mr shine Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    120
    welcome to the forum paul
     
  3. laddergarder

    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    157
    Welcome to the forum, ask as many questions as you like, we are a friendly bunch. Sorry to here about your other business, i hope things are going ok with that. Not nice to have to close everything down and sell up, but sometimes a sign of a good business man, is knowing when to quit.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. Dodger

    Dodger Hero
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    7,218
    Likes Received:
    289
    Hia Paul, warm welcome to the forum and as Ladder says real sorry about the other business but heres hoping you make it on the glass..
     
  5. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    159
    Thanks for your welcome.

    Yes, it's sad that the other business is closing - we were going for about 26 years and employed a number of people. But, I am hoping that this new venture will bring some advanatges to help ease the pain of the other business going. For one thing, I won't have to commute as much as I do right now, which gives me more time with my other half and our young daughter.
     
  6. rcproperty

    rcproperty Hero
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Messages:
    8,037
    Likes Received:
    244
    welcome to the forum!
     
  7. mark m

    mark m Hero
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    6,619
    Likes Received:
    527
    Welcome to the forum Paul
     
  8. swas

    swas Active Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    8
    dont give your location if you are wanting to canvass in your area if there is not already one in that area., that will be like gold dust, be quick get the custom to get started and do them on a weekend, secure your customers., my problem is i was content just to have a wage coming in, instead of looking to the future, my son is no brain box at 15, maybe best to get all the work i can now in case he needs some work. he will have to get over his embarasment. they dont realise this is one of the highest paid jobs you can do. £6.19 per hour or £20-£30 per hour imagine that at 16 year old. too many people out of work now, looking for an income.
     
  9. laddergarder

    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    157
    there is always someone around doing it. If not 20 of them like most areas. Its rare to find a street here were there isn't a windows cleaner doing at least a couple of them. It takes a fair bit of time to build up rounds. You just find what customers you can, then even if you only get one on a street, the neighbours will see your regular, new customers will move into the area, and just make sure they get your name first. You'll soon pick up a few more.
     
  10. Gav

    Gav Grand Master
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    4,272
    Likes Received:
    659
    Welcome to the forum buddy



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
Advertisement