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Whether it's domestic, commercial or specialist appliance cleaning, the freedom that comes with a cleaning franchise can have a transformative effect on franchisees' lives. Traditionally, a cleaning franchise investment is lower than that of many other franchises, particularly as it can often be run from home or a small office premises. You can learn more about investing in low-cost franchises here.
You don't always have to be hands-on to run a successful cleaning franchise. Many cleaning franchises are cleaning management franchises, requiring the franchisee to manage their own team of cleaners, who make the actual house calls and perform the cleaning. With this type of franchise, the franchisee's focus is on marketing and management, ensuring that there is a busy appointment book with lots of stable contract work on a retained basis across a broad geographic territory.
When considering a cleaning franchise, it's important to ensure that you pick the cleaning franchise that best suits you and your temperament. Commercial and residential cleaning contracts differ widely in terms of the day-to-day challenges and the required approach when speaking to clients. These franchises also tend to lean towards cleaner management rather than actual hands-on cleaning. Specialist cleaning franchises, on the other hand, tend to rely on specialist skills; an oven cleaning or beer line cleaning franchisee will often need to perform the task themselves using the training they have received as part of their franchise package, to ensure that the job is done correctly.