Jump to content

Don't want to see ads? Become a subscribed member.

Help me start my business


Guest Ryan

Recommended Posts

Ok guys

 

i'm going to be canvassing for window cleaning and next week when my leaflets come thro

 

iv got a budget of around £150-200 to get my window cleaning stuff

 

should i do my canvassing first before my lay out and book the windows in for the following monday if i get any takers ?

 

shall i just get

ladder

bucket

scrim

cloths

solution

Applicator and squeegee

to start with and see where it goes at first

 

any advice would be great thanks

Link to comment
Guest colinvansmith

Ok guys

 

i'm going to be canvassing for window cleaning and next week when my leaflets come thro

 

iv got a budget of around £150-200 to get my window cleaning stuff

 

should i do my canvassing first before my lay out and book the windows in for the following monday if i get any takers ?

 

shall i just get

ladder

bucket

scrim

cloths

solution

Applicator and squeegee

to start with and see where it goes at first

 

any advice would be great thanks

 

 

 

Start canvassing asap get as many customers as you can then when you lay the money out for the equipment at least you'll know you have money coming in. as for the equipment you have the basics get some sort of work diary though you will find you need it a lot for any changes etc.

Link to comment
Guest window washer

If you are just doing 1 story domestics then I would suggest:

 

A 10 rung extension (x2)box ladder (always buy square steps) frm B & Q or Wickes - cost £69.99.

A step ladder (just a small one) - about £25

Either a couple of scrims or microfibre cloths (your preference) (I prefer scrim).

A good 12 inch blade and spare rubbers (buy pre-cut until you get used to them) - about £20

An applicator - aout £16

A bucket (You can buy the rectangular buckets but they have a tendancy to break if you constantly throw the blade and applicator into them. If you buy a good old fashioned lack rubber bucket it will last a lot longer. £6

Assuming you have a car and roof rack then you need some bungees to tie the ladders down.

You can spend a fortune on solution such as squeegee off but the seasoned guys use good old fairy liquid - 5 litres for £5

 

Oh, and of you have enough buy a 25 litre container and keep it filled in your car as customers feel you are more professional if you do not ask for their water.

 

That should do it.

 

Canvass first, when you get some customers do them within a week, then keep going.

 

Good luck

Link to comment

Pretty much what the guys have said already. Add to that a big friendly smile and a great job done you should be well on your way.... good luck and hope to hear how you are gettin on soon :)

Link to comment

Don't want to see ads? Become a subscribed member.


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

Ad Blocker Detected

Please disable your ad blocker

Our forum relies on ads to pay for the servers and our time maintaining and running the forum.

Sadly running a forum like this is not free, and due to our popularity, we need servers that can handle the amount of traffic and resources our forum uses.

 

If you do not wish to see ads on our site, please consider supporting the forum with a membership subscription.

 

Accept