The janitorial services industry as a whole is predicted to grow around 8% annually over the next few years. This growth can be exciting for janitorial business owners, but it poses some obstacles as well.
Growing a service-based business, such as a commercial cleaning company, is challenging. Even if you’ve mastered the art of hiring, training, and management, these activities take time, and there are countless other tasks demanding your attention, such as:
- Sales, marketing, and business development. Obtaining cleaning contracts is difficult to do without a dedicated sales and marketing strategy.
- Bookkeeping. Sending and tracking invoices and collecting payments are both critical and potentially time-consuming.
What’s more, the failure rate for new businesses, both inside and outside the janitorial industry, is quite high. A fifth of new businesses don’t last even a single year, and nearly half don’t survive past their first five years. If you want to beat those odds, you may be considering different strategies to set yourself up for long-term success.
One tactic you may have considered is outsourcing certain business tasks to someone else, so you can focus your energy on recruitment, management, and excellent commercial cleaning service. An excellent way to pursue this strategy is by purchasing a Vanguard Cleaning Systems® janitorial franchise.
How franchising can support the growth of your janitorial business
When you purchase a Vanguard® janitorial franchise, your Vanguard® area franchise business supports you with several key activities:
- Sourcing new business on your behalf. Your Vanguard® area franchise business is dedicated to securing new accounts for independent janitorial franchise businesses and strives to match janitorial franchise businesses with accounts that align with their experience and specialized skills.
- Billing and collections on your behalf for your Vanguard® accounts.
Your Vanguard® area franchise business may also provide other business support and guidance as needed.
With your Vanguard® area franchise business working on sales and billing activities, you have more time to focus on the work you do best, which is delivering excellent cleaning services. You can also dedicate more energy to hiring, training, and managing your cleaners, so you can grow and scale your independent janitorial business.
Additionally, purchasing a Vanguard® janitorial franchise allows you to leverage the strong reputation of the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® brand. This can bring tremendous credibility to your business and support future growth.
If you’re a janitorial business owner looking to grow your company and take your operation to the next level, click here to learn more about the Vanguard® janitorial franchise opportunity. You can also request more information.
About the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Brand
Founded in 1984, the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® organization is built upon over 2,500 independently owned and operated franchised commercial cleaning businesses, which are licensed and supported by an Area Franchise network of more than 50 independent regional offices throughout North America. Vanguard® franchised commercial cleaning businesses service over 15,000 businesses, healthcare companies, educational facilities, and non-profit organizations.
The franchise business model offers many benefits to help entrepreneurs expand their business portfolio. Read how a franchise can be useful to grow your business.
If finding a new source for quality, sustainable accounts is a challenge, look to a Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Janitorial Franchise for help.
The information on this website is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, a Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise. An offer to buy a Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Franchise is made by a Franchise Disclosure Document only. This advertisement is not an offering in the State of New York. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law. Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchises are available to qualified prospective area franchisees only in certain states. Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. will not offer or sell an Area Franchise unless registered (or exempt) in a franchise registration state where the prospective buyer resides or where the Area Franchise will be located. The Area Franchise offer is not being directed to any of the following states, or any state, province, country or jurisdiction where Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchises are not currently registered for offer or sale, unless otherwise qualified or exempt: Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Washington.
Vanguard Cleaning Systems® janitorial services franchises ("unit franchises") are available to qualified prospective unit franchisees only in certain states. Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchisors will not offer or sell a unit franchise unless registered (or exempt) in a franchise registration state where the prospective buyer resides or where the unit franchise will be located. The unit franchise offer is not being directed to any of the following states, or any state, province, country or jurisdiction where Vanguard Cleaning Systems® unit franchises are not currently registered for offer or sale, unless otherwise qualified or exempt: Hawaii, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and South Dakota.