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Invest in a commercial-cleaning franchise with Betterclean Services and become part of a competitive business in a thriving market


INVESTMENT LEVEL: FROM £32,000


unning a commercial-cleaning franchise in your local area is proven to be a lower risk than starting up independently. There are other benefi ts,


too. You can often borrow more from the banks, and with the proven marketing, systems and support structures already in place, franchisees tend to grow their businesses far quicker. The common aim is to create a stable recurring income stream from regular cleaning contracts, boosted by ad-hoc work. So, with so many franchise opportunities available, many promoting apparently similar off erings, how can you choose the business model that is right for you? Firstly, take the time to consider how quickly you want to grow your business. Do you want to work ‘in’ the operation and move up as the business grows, or would you prefer to invest a little more at the outset and work ‘on’ the business, directing your own management team? Secondly, what is your long-term plan? Are you growing a business to sell, building a business to deliver a recurring monthly income with minimal time/energy input, or do you want to be hands on and work with your employees? Thirdly, how much cash do you


realistically have to invest? This can be as low as 30 per cent of your total initial investment; a fi gure that should include your personal living costs while your business is getting established. With a proven franchise business model, a correctly structured funding application will often see a high-street bank lend 70 per cent of the total initial investment required, subject to status. Once you have considered these points, do some initial market research. Who is out there and what are they off ering? Are their marketing messages and promotional headlines demonstrable, or have they simply copied one of their more successful competitors? By addressing the common weaknesses of the traditional commercial- cleaning business model, Betterclean Services franchise owners can enjoy the process of growing their own business,


with structures and systems to help them stay in control.


The operational systems are accredited to ISO 9001, with a bespoke Cloud software tool that empowers the franchise owner and their management team, saving time and helping maintain standards. Support continues along the journey, guiding franchisees as their businesses hit milestones.


helping them to win the larger more competitive tenders. With a 20-year heritage, the business launched as a franchise opportunity in 2011 and now has franchisees across the UK, including England, Wales and Scotland. To start your own business, and benefi t


“Betterclean Services boast some of the lowest royalties in the franchise industry.”


Betterclean Services boast some of the


lowest royalties in the franchise industry. Scaling from almost six per cent down to just two per cent of net sales. This enables franchise owners to maintain margins as they grow their businesses,


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from Betterclean Services accredited systems and structures, you will need to be able to raise an initial investment of £32,000 plus personal costs. Please bear in mind that the high-street banks have lent up to 70 per cent of this initial investment in the past, subject to status. Each territory has the potential to support a multi-million pound business and some of Betterclean Services’ franchise owners have invested in multiple territories!


Betterclean Services B2B cleaning management


www.bettercleanfranchise.co.uk franchise@bettercleanservices.co.uk 0800 7720 810


Investment: £20k-£50k


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