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