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Good morning all. My name’s Ian. I’m based in Shropshire, new to the site and new to window cleaning. I am still yet to start my business but hope to get the ball rolling very soon. I was introduced to this work by a good friend of mine Matt (Who I believe is a member on here?) I’ve watched him start his business and grow over the last four years and he's now at the point where he’s doing very well for himself. I spoke to him last week and he has already been incredibly supportive. Passing on information and tips and I hope to get out with him in the next week or so to get a real feel for this area of work. I currently have a cushy office number that pays well but I REALLY want to work for myself. I’m currently looking into to funding. As I need a van and equipment. I’m aiming to go down the WFP route with my cleaning as I can see myself falling off ladders!!!!!!

 

I’ve already had a read through some posts in the forum and they have given me lots of good pointers.

 

My aim is to start cleaning on a Saturday & Sunday (Once I have a van) to try and get some customers before I chuck my job in.

 

Lots to do and lots to sort out but I am very excited.

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All the best:) if you find out about funding pass the info on. I tried phoning business gateway the other day,they said you can get funding if unemployed or under a certain age I think.I could have done with a helping hand to go towards perhaps a van. Seemingly my local council gives money to those that are artists, what we can do with a wfp or squeegee should be considered an art me thinks:rolleyes:

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Will do. Off out with my mate tomorrow for a few hours to ask him loads of questions and watch him "on the job!" :laugh:

 

Had some confirmation back for funding so things are looking good.

 

Quick question. Is there a better time of year to start up than an another? Summers coming to an end and I noticed it was getting dark last night at 8:30pm. Would I be better to wait until new year to make a start? I'm just thinking I might find it hard going to start off with as it is? Longer days and decent weather might be a help?????

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Will do. Off out with my mate tomorrow for a few hours to ask him loads of questions and watch him "on the job!" :laugh:

 

Had some confirmation back for funding so things are looking good.

 

Quick question. Is there a better time to start of year to start than an another? Summers coming to an end and I noticed it was getting dark last night at 8:30pm. Would I be better to wait until new year to make a start? I'm just thinking I might find it hard going to start off with as it is? Longer days and decent weather might be a help?????

 

Start now. You won't have enough work until it gets dark to start with anyway and build on what you have when the Spring comes.

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I'd start now. All the amateur beer token window cleaners crawl in their holes now winter is coming making it easier for you to pick up jobs. Granted it could be cold for you but worth it as you can make a big wedge

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