The new year has arrived and with it comes the chance to grow and improve your cleaning franchise during the next twelve months.

As an independent business owner you have full control of how your company develops, and the cleaning sector certainly offers plenty of opportunities for ambitious franchisees.

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As the Christmas period approaches families will begin to feel the pressure to prepare a “perfect” traditional Christmas. As Winter draws closer, there will be lots of Christmas parities being planned needing as much help as possible.

As well as caterers, venues and decorators, one service that will always be needed is that of a cleaner. As 2018 comes to an end, many homes will require a deep clean ready for visitors.

Therefore, now is your time to market your services to new clients to keep busy during the upcoming weeks. Taking advantage of seasonal work opportunities will put you ahead of the competition and find clients you can expect repeat business from.

How to Take Advantage of Seasonal Work Opportunities:

Promoting Premium Packages

With there being so much to plan, there is simply no time to worry about what can go wrong. Therefore, with Domestique’s Plus and Premium packages we offer emergency cover as a safety net for those who need it.

In addition, clients will choose which cleaning day is convenient for them, to fit around their busy holiday schedule. A dedicated cleaner, planned holiday cover and insured liability and damage are also included for the ideal package.

Hiring Christmas Temps

With the busy season ahead, you need prepare your franchise for what could be an extremely busy time for staff. To remain flexible and provide your team with sufficient time to complete work to a high quality, temporary staff are an excellent idea.

This will allow you to take advantage of more seasonal work opportunities, as you will have sufficient staff to cover the work.

Establishing Your Franchise

For franchises, the busy festive period could be your chance to establish your brand within the local community. Market your franchise to local homes and offer a time to introduce your franchise, followed by what you have to offer to potential franchisees.

If successful, this may encourage repeat business in 2019, so you can begin to grow a loyal customer base.

Effective Marketing

Some families may see hiring a professional cleaner during the festive period as an unnecessary expense. Therefore, when promoting your services this season, make it clear why it isn’t unnecessary.

With so much to prepare for in the build up to Christmas and New Year a helping hand is always appreciated. Plus, with the added pressure to make your home a sanctuary for visiting relatives, a professional deep clean is often more than necessary.

Get in touch today to discover how your franchise can find seasonal work opportunities for the upcoming Christmas period.

In the past decade or so, there has been a significant rise in the number of women who own a business – in the USA, more than 11.6m firms are currently owned by women and 39% of privately-owned businesses are now female owned. In the world of franchising, a recent report shows that there is a rising trend for women in franchising.

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If you’re looking to set-up your own cleaning business but don’t really know where to start, becoming part of a franchise is a great first step to take.

Franchising offers the chance to begin your business within the structure of a recognised brand that offers assistance and advice as you build and establish your company.

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Next month sees the return of 'National Work Life Week', a UK-wide awareness campaign that offers an opportunity for employers and employees to discuss and learn about the importance of maintaining a good work/life balance.

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One of the main benefits of becoming a franchise owner is the opportunity to run your own business and to be your own boss. This is an attractive proposition for many reasons, with first time franchisees indicating a range of factors that make self-employment highly beneficial, and not only from a financial perspective.

Here we look at just some of the ways that starting a cleaning franchise can have significant benefits to your personal fitness, mental health and general wellbeing.

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