How to acquire first commercial cleaning contract
Asked Aug 4, 2008, 09:44 AM
I have been cleaning residential homes for over 17 years and would like to get into commercial cleaning. Real Estate/sales and property management along with new house contracts. I have joined the Chamber of Commerce, passed out a lot of business cards, brochures, specials etc. The question I have is what does it take to get the first cleaning contract? I have even offered to some companies a free clean for a commercial testimonial. I tried to kill two birds with one stone by doing this. It gives me commercial testimonials that I need and also shows the company what I can do and how fast I can do it. I have been in business for over 3 months but have been concentrating on getting my ducks in order first. Now I am ready and don't know where to start.
I haven't done any cold calling as yet but think that might be my best bet. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.