Cleaning Franchise Quickstart Guide…
Discover How to Find & Buy the RIGHT Cleaning Franchise…
Thinking about buying a cleaning franchise? Want to know if a franchise is the right choice for you?
You’ll find all the information, answers and more in our free quickstart guide.
Independent, Impartial Advice (without the sales pitch!)
You’ll also find answers to the most commonly asked questions in our FAQ section, and a list of useful resources at the end of this guide.
Join a Growing Industry: Demand for Cleaning Services Continues to Rise
The demand for cleaning services continues to grow, and the outlook for the industry is positive.
Residential cleaning services (including carpet & upholstery cleaning) are particularly in demand as the number of dual-income, time-poor families rises. These families are choosing to use part of their income to outsource cleaning and other household ‘chores’ in order to enjoy more free time.
The internet is also helping fuel demand by making it quicker and easier to find providers and book services online.
FACT: Australia is, according to Ibis World, “the most franchised nation in the world”. Australia actually has three times more franchises than the United States!
Trusted Cleaner Approved
Unfortunately, not all cleaning franchises are created equal. The best investments provide you with everything you need to get set up and earning money quickly, along with the tools and support you need to create a successful and profitable business. The bad ones don’t! We know how hard it can be to sort the good from the bad, especially when you are talking to highly trained, commission-based sales people and reading glossy marketing brochures.
That’s why we do the research: To give you the facts and help you make an informed choice.
Only the highest performing cleaning franchises are recognised as a TrustedCleaner Approved Franchisor. When you see this badge, you know this company is one of the leaders in their industry, and has been thoroughly checked, vetted and verified by an independent team.
Step 1: Is a Franchise the Right Choice for You (are you sure)?
For some people, a franchise is a great way to start and build a successful cleaning business, and there are some high quality general and specialist cleaning franchises in Australia.
However, owning a franchise is not for everyone; and in our experience is often not the right choice for people just getting started.
This is a big decision, and it’s important to take the time to make sure it’s the right one. We recommend taking a look at the pros and cons, as well as your own personality & business goals.
If you are someone who has $10,000+ to invest (the entry cost of a decent franchise) to get a proven system and support, and are happy to deal with ongoing royalties/fees, the loss of control, freedom and other restrictions that owning a franchise brings, it could be a good option for you.
However, if you want to start with a smaller budget, or would prefer to have control over the services you provide, how you market them, the prices you charge, and how quickly you can grow, then starting your own home-based cleaning business might be a better option for you.
Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons:
Decided a franchise could be the right choice for you?
Now it’s time to move on to step 2, and find the business opportunity to match your personality, budget and business / lifestyle goals…
Step 2: Find the Perfect Franchise (for you!)
Coming Soon! TrustedCleaner Approved:
There are over 100 different cleaning franchise opportunities available in Australia, offering a range of general, commercial and more specialist cleaning services (such as pool, mattress, oven etc.). The sheer number of options can make choosing the one that suits your budget, personality and lifestyle preferences challenging – so we’ve made things a bit easier for you!
Below you’ll find a list of companies who make the grade and meet our high standards. For each opportunity, you’ll find a detailed summary along with additional information to help you make your decision (without all the marketing hype & sales tactics you’ll see on the franchisers’ ‘sales’ websites).
Check back soon to see our shortlisted brands.
Types of Cleaning Franchise
Below you’ll find the most popular types of business, a guide to start-up costs and a couple of examples to get you started. The companies featured here all provide opportunities in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, as well as many regional areas.
29 Essential Questions You MUST Ask
(but most people don’t!)
Your franchise is a bit like a marriage, so take your time to make sure you pick the right partner! Ask difficult questions, and do your research carefully. Credible, quality franchisors are usually happy to answer questions and provide access to current, and even past, franchisees. If you feel like they are holding something back, or being defensive – go with your gut and walk away.
NOTE: These questions are intended for general purposes only, and not intended to replace the advice of an experienced solicitor. We highly recommend consulting an expert to thoroughly check the contract before entering into any agreement.