Why a Cleaning Franchise

Out of the many franchise opportunities out there today, a business cleaning franchise with MULTICORP will help you ride the ups and downs of the economy. While corporations and business may cut back staff, they can't afford cut back on professional commercial cleaning, because they need to present a clean, professional atmosphere to their clients.


The U.S. Census Bureau reports that one of every ten U.S. businesses is a franchise. Franchises accounted for nearly $1.3 trillion of the $7.7 trillion in total sales in 2007. They paid $153.7 billion in salaries to 7.9 million employees, out of a total workforce of 59 million and $1.6 trillion in total payroll. 1


Even more compelling are the statistics surrounding a business cleaning franchise and professional commercial cleaning in general.


From nightly janitorial services to more specialized services like window cleaning and carpet cleaning, the professional commercial cleaning business is full of opportunity. In the next 10 years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 15% increase in janitor and commercial cleaning jobs. 2 With a business cleaning franchise, you can run a home based business that also provides the brand name recognition and support necessary to achieve success. Businesses prefer to hire from a commercial cleaning franchise, because they can choose from a large pool of experienced cleaners that are backed by an established brand.


Looking into the future, for professional commercial cleaning, demand growth is driven by the ability of outsourcing cleaning functions to reduce overall costs and therefore improve profitability, particularly in the office, industrial and commercial sectors. In the significant institutional sector, cost-cutting is essential to meeting budgetary restrictions, especially in educational, government and correctional sectors. In medical markets, where cleanliness is critical, increased outsourcing of certain cleaning functions will improve profitability in a challenging regulatory environment. 3


Speaking about the outlook for the commercial cleaning industry, Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, said "This industry is one of my personal favorites. There is nothing sexy or exciting about a business cleaning franchise except for the fact that it is usually a wonderful, successful business that is almost totally recession resistant!


I like pretty much everything about this type of franchise. The entry level investment is about the lowest of any franchise opportunity. Usually the new franchisee is provided with an existing customer to service so they have cash flow from day one." 4


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References:
1 US Census Bureau Economic Census Franchise Report 2007
2 US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010
3 Marketresearch.com 2009
4 Entrepreneur 2009