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    Salim
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    Hi guys,
    I am new here so I really don`t know where should I post my question. Me and friend are university students and have saved some money, around 5000. We are thinking of getting a car and some tools and start a small cleaning service in our suburb and surrounding areas. We have been searching the net, but it is hopeless. We need to know is it possible with this money? What are the legal requirements? And finally are there any books or training sessions that we can refer to in order to get more information. We really need to do this and we are ready for hard work. We are not planning on hiring people at this stage . we will be doing the job ourselves at the beginning.
    cheers and thanks a lot

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    Hi
    You would need to put together an estimated budget so you know what your costs are going to be – if you go to http://www.theideasbook.com.au and enter your email address to subscribe you will be automatically forwarded a free business budget template that you can use to figure this out. You would also need to consider whether you are going to do jobs together or separately – i.e. whether you need 1 of everything or 2 of everything. Also consider whether you are going to approach commercial or general public. Costs you would need to consider would include vehicle, petrol, advertising, business cards, flyers, posters, vaccuum cleaner/s, cleaning products, cloths, buckets, ladders, plus you would probably have to have some form of insurance I would have thought. Start off my writing down everything you will need then you will have to do a bit of research to get costs – either buying new or checking out sites like ebay for second hand equipment. I would have thought you would be able to set up your business for under $5k -although of course that would depend on what type of vehicle you get – that is going to be your main cost and the reality is that I think most people would expect a cleaner to turn up in a reasonably clean and smart looking car – which would mean you are going to have to spend more money on it.

    There are quite a few articles on the internet with general advice –
    http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Start-a-House-Cleaning-Business-on-a-Tight-Budget&id=5122
    http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Start-A-House-Cleaning-Business-In-7-Simple-Steps&id=13869
    http://www.startups.co.uk/6678842909353604186/cleaning-business.html

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