Cleaning Service Business Plan

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Company Summary

Mother's House Cleaning Service (MHCS), soon to be located in Cleanly, WA, will offer residential home cleaning services. MHCS will offer a wide range of services to the residential client, from general room cleaning to child/pet disasters. We will be going after the upper end of the market, typically the affluent whose spouse does not have a full-time job but chooses to do other things with his/her time, or the two income family who chooses not to clean the home themselves.

The business will be based out of Sarah Tookleen's home. Sarah will be responsible for scheduling, estimates, training, inventory, ordering, payroll and customer care management. The business organizational type will be a sole proprietorship, with six employees within the first 12 months.

According to sales forecasts, net profits within four months will be a respectable percentage of sales and will grow steadily through year three.

Company Ownership

Mother's House Cleaning Service will be a sole proprietorship, owned by Sarah Tookleen.

Start-up Summary

Mother's House Cleaning Service's start-up costs include equipment needed for a home-based business (to be detailed below), initial legal fees, marketing fees, cleaning equipment and supplies, uniforms, and signs for employee vehicles.

The home office equipment includes a computer system (with the following minimum specifications: 500 mhz processor, 64 megabytes RAM, 6 gigabyte hard drive, printer, and CD-RW). Also required for the office is an additional land phone line, fax machine, pager, and cellular phone. A few pieces of furniture will also be needed.

The legal fees are used for the formation of the business as well as reviewing/generating employee and client contracts.

Marketing fees are for the production of business cards and brochures.

Cleaning equipment must also be purchased with one set of equipment per employee. The major per employee expense is a commercial vacuum cleaner (consumer models will not withstand continuous use) and assorted brooms, mops, and chemicals (biodegradable).

Uniforms will be used to give off a professional image.

Lastly, we will have a few magnetic company signs made to turn the employee car into the appearance of a company car.

Start-up
Requirements
Start-up Expenses
Legal $300
Stationery etc. $50
Brochures $200
Insurance $500
Uniforms $100
Cleaning Equipment $800
Office Furniture $100
Communication Equipment $100
Computer Equipment $1,500
Magnetic Car Signs $75
Cleaning Supplies $200
Other $0
Total Start-up Expenses $3,925
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $9,075
Start-up Inventory $0
Other Current Assets $0
Long-term Assets $0
Total Assets $9,075
Total Requirements $13,000
Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $3,925
Start-up Assets to Fund $9,075
Total Funding Required $13,000
Assets
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $0
Cash Requirements from Start-up $9,075
Additional Cash Raised $0
Cash Balance on Starting Date $9,075
Total Assets $9,075
Liabilities and Capital
Liabilities
Current Borrowing $0
Long-term Liabilities $0
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $0
Total Liabilities $0
Capital
Planned Investment
Investor 1 $13,000
Investor 2 $0
Other $0
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $13,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($3,925)
Total Capital $9,075
Total Capital and Liabilities $9,075
Total Funding $13,000