Looking for advice from someone local(ish)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Business' started by Chuck, Aug 15, 2016.

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  1. Chuck

    Chuck Newcomer
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    Hello all! I've been reading the forums for a few weeks now, finally signed up. Im interested in starting my own window cleaning business and have a few questions I'd love to bounce off someone in the US, I'm in Kentucky. If anyone has their own business all running and feels confident they can answer a few basic questions I'd greatly appreciate a message sent my way!

    Thanks!


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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Welcome Chuck.

    We dont have mamy American users on here yet so nice to have you.

    The Aussies and NZ lads work similar to you with a much less frequent cleaing regieme but from a technical perspective the techniques are all the same so ask away.

    As for business advice as in the day to day running you need someone that knows state and federal rules.

    Welcome once again. :thumbsup:
     
  3. JBC88

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    Iv always wondered how you get going with it in US. I'd love to live in Orlando one day and work there but seems pretty unlikely. My skill set relates to outdoor cleaning so doubt they'd roll out welcome mat unless I could get job with a big national company..hope you find help you need anyway
     
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    Thanks for the replies! My main question is really about the ability to support my family on this income alone. I have a wife and 2 kids. Currently I have a pretty good paying job that I'll be able to keep while I start up, so there's no risk there. But I'm trying to make sure my expectations for income are in line with the possibilities. How does Winter effect business? Im looking to relocate to the south at some point too, actually Orlando.


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  5. Tuffers

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    Relocating to Orlando in the winter will be like summer here in the UK :D
     
  6. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I spent 2 years just outside FT Campbell and your winters are pleasant compared to the **** we get here.

    You will make more and thrive better in Orlando as more retired folks with disposable income.
     
  7. Chuck

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    Is there a typical annual income I should shoot for? I know a lot depends on how aggressive I am, a bit of luck, and other things, but what's a realistic number? As I ask, I know it's impossible to answer but I'm interested anyway haha


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  8. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    At least what you are earning now. You need to make sure that's replaced so start there.
     
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    Is there a range that others are able to make? I want to make sure my goals and expectations are even possible.


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  10. adamangler

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    I think the US market is so different it would be difficult for us to give you figures on income.

    I know from watching guys like Keith kalfas on you tube it can be very lucrative. I suppose it depends on your area bit I always see them doing big property's in nice areas and charging a few hundred dollars for one house but they do them once or twice a year deep clean all the tracks and screens etc.

    It looks to be more lucrative than the UK market of done right. It shouldn't be hard to do some market research where you plan on working check out your competition firstly get them to quote your house. Go knock some doors and find out what people are paying etc
     
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