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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by sam walton, Jun 6, 2012.

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  1. sam walton

    sam walton Guest

    Hi lads,
    brand new to the business, in fact this is why i'm posting this.
    Is there anybody out there in the Newcastle (tyne) area who will let me come out with them for a few days just to learn the ropes (i'm an ex shipyard worker who is sick of being in and out of work) i'm planning on setting up my own business doing commercial work.
    If anyone can give me a leg up I would really appreciate it.
    Thanks.
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  2. harunh

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    Im down the road from you i live in Middlesbrough :(

    I been at it for 4 weeks tomorrow ! I think you should go on yell.com and look at the window cleaners around you... phone a few and explain yourself and a few of them will not mind :(

    And your planning on your business to do commercial work ?

    I would concentrate on domestic work.... get some experience get a good built up round for yourself... then start going for the commercial workyou can go for small commercials jobs such as ....... Cleaning shop fronts. E.G - Conveniance Stores. Takeaways & Taxi offices....

    Then in a years time you can start cleaning hopspitals etc :D

    Start from small then go bigger and bigger mate,

    Thats what im doing at the moment :D Im just concentrating on domestic work. I got 34 customers in 27 days ! :D 1 job is a commercial job and thats a taxi office the rest are houses which are going to be my bread and butter :)

    When i get over 100 customers then i will be going for the commercial jobs :)

    Also commercial jobs are not all that to be honest.... most commercials jobs see the window cleaner as a last resort and people have trouble getting them to pay.

    You will spend more time chasing them then working !

    Go knocking on doors and you will get loads of customers
    Get some business cards/flyers printed and post them through a load of doors :)

    Are you going to be Traditional ? or WFP ?
     
  3. sam walton

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    Thanks for advice Harunh, but I have tried phoning a few companies and they all say the same (we are not insured for non-staff) what i'm really looking for is a one man band who is prepared to take me out on a small scale.
    I'm planning on trad to start with, then if it's a success maybe investing in WFP.
     
  4. harunh

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    dont phone big cleaning companies.... phone someone that just works for his self.... their will be a load of people in Newcastle doing it their selfs with noi staff

    Just keep phoninh and u will hit the jackpot soon mate

    And that sounds decent :)
     
  5. rcproperty

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    good luck with it all!

    one thing to think about really is it will be hard to start straight into commercial work without and years behind you. not saying it cant be done, just be very hard. a lot of commercial work will require the right paper work and any training. plus if you are working off ladders that will only be good for shop fronts and upto first floor only!
     
  6. Paul

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    I'm sure somebody from that area would help mate I would hope so anyways, good luck hope all works out for you
     
  7. harunh

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    Targeting domestic is the first step i believe... once you gain over 100 csutomers then look at the commercial ;) thats the way i see it :p
     
  8. mark m

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    Welcome to the forum Sam sorry mate i would help no problems but i live down in Dorset i think it is a bit to far for you
     
  9. Masons

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    No, you started on the 20th of May didn't you?



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    Look at the date i posted that mate :p june the 6th lool :p

    This thread is old :p :D lmaoo
     
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