When is time to hire an employee for your cleaning business?
Are you constantly rolling tasks over on your to-do list? Do you run out of hours in the day and feel like you are meeting yourself coming backwards? Yes?
It may be Time to Hire…
When your business starts to grow you may have daydreams of when you will hire an employee for your cleaning business… will it be at 5 clients? 10? When the moon turns blue? How will you know that you are ready?
Read on to learn about the 3 clues your business is giving you to expand.
If you are starting to turn down offers of work or are turning down quotes for new clients, it may be time to hire an employee for your cleaning business.
You are only human and you only have 24 hours in a day, during which time you need to sleep, eat and have some relaxation.
If you cannot keep up with the demand for your business and find yourself working crazy hours per day, you need to hire or let something go. If you don’t let something go, or slow down your pace, you will end up very sick, or rocking yourself in a corner, or potentially both!
DO: Start thinking about what duties you could give to someone else within your business if you were to hire an employee for your cleaning business. What duties or tasks would ease the pressure from you on a day-to-day basis? What sort of help is it that you need?
** Before taking on an employee YOU MUST check your finances and your cash flow to ensure that you can afford to pay your new team member as you won’t recoup that money until your new employee is working and generating an income stream **
Are you always being asked for a service that you don’t provide in your cleaning business? For example, if you provide domestic deep cleaning do you often get asked for carpet washing services?
If you are always being asked about a particular add-on service that you think would be financially worth your while, think about hiring someone with those specific skill sets to take on that work.
If you are still growing your business and establishing your services, I would recommend buddying up with another cleaning provider in your local area whose business service compliment those of your business.
You could sub-contract into each others business or if you didn’t want to have the hassle of subcontracting you could simply carry each other’s cards and refer one and other – it is a win-win situation for you both!
DO: Think about what other services would work well with yours? Reach out to other local businesses and offer to refer them to your clients if they do the same with you.
Are you getting more bad phone calls and email than you are good? Yikes!
If your clients are starting to complain it means expectations are not being met and something is going wrong somewhere along the line.
If you are a sole owner-operator you are probably doing EVERYTHING yourself; the cleaning, the banking, the invoicing, the product ordering, the marketing, the sales, the accounts, and the million other small jobs in between… (breathe)
Could it be that you are spreading yourself too thin by trying to do everything? Are you so busy that although you try and try to do everything you just can’t seem to manage it? Do you always feel like you’re living at a million miles an hour?
If you do, you have three choices: scale back your business to a manageable level, hire an employee for your cleaning business, or outsource some of your weakest areas to save you time.
For example, if you do your own bookkeeping and you absolutely suck at it (be honest you know you do) plus it takes you daaaaayyyyyysssss to get them done – my advice would be to outsource it!
It would take a qualified bookkeeper a fraction of the time it takes you to do you bookkeeping AND you can spend the time that you normally would on your accounts actually making money for your business instead! Result!
DO: Look at all the tasks and duties you have within your business. Highlight your weakest areas and the most time-consuming areas – how much time and money could you save by giving these tasks to someone else?
Here is the vlog from the Maid In Business YouTube Channel – 3 Signs Its Time To Hire An Employee For Your Cleaning Business
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