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  1. Are you asking for help in pricing Murielle? ...

    Are you asking for help in pricing Murielle?

    If so, please give us more info;

    Size of the house?

    Windows included (In and out?)

    Other flooring?
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    I hope you have done well, let me know. Sorry...

    I hope you have done well, let me know.

    Sorry for the late response I was on vacation for a few weeks, just got back.

    Stringer
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    Hi Layn, It is not as easy as you may think my...

    Hi Layn,

    It is not as easy as you may think my friend, you have a lot to learn and you have to please a lot of people.

    Try this website: How to Start a Cleaning Business or Janitorial Service ...
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    Hi CS, Everything is relative my friend; size....

    Hi CS,

    Everything is relative my friend; size. Specifications, type/s of flooring, windows/height, duct work included?

    All this affects pricing.

    Try Janitorial Store - commercial cleaning...
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    Hi Venture and Tickle, What type of commercial...

    Hi Venture and Tickle,

    What type of commercial Venture? New construction?

    It is almost impossible to get paid up front in this business especially in commercial. What you may be able to do is...
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    I think not... when it's gone it's gone.

    I think not... when it's gone it's gone.
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    I agree with J aging is a b*t*h. Turn around one...

    I agree with J aging is a b*t*h. Turn around one day and all of a sudden you are aching all over... :)

    You do realize that all of you and everything that you see, smell, hear and touch is just an...
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    I believe this is a second post on the same...

    I believe this is a second post on the same question... I responded to the other post.

    Stringer
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    Some quick questions first, please respond to...

    Some quick questions first, please respond to each as they matter in the cleaning and the cost;

    Do you have specifications?

    How many days per week do you clean?

    Do you have any extra duties...
  10. If the floor has very old wax with a lot of coats...

    If the floor has very old wax with a lot of coats then this will turn out to be a project and some hard work.

    I suggest between $0.35 to $0.50 per square foot. A suggestion only...

    Stringer
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    You didn't mention what type of business...

    You didn't mention what type of business Bosslady...

    Stringer
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    I gave you a 'greenie' Tickle, gosh I hope I...

    I gave you a 'greenie' Tickle, gosh I hope I didn't make a mistake and hit the wrong one... If I did can Admin please change it to 'agree', please it was not intended.

    My health hasn't been the...
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    I agree with Tickle. Prices vary per area/s...

    I agree with Tickle.

    Prices vary per area/s but the NY area is probably around $20 - $25 per hour. Commercial cleaning is figured by sq ft usually residential is by the hour.

    After you do the...
  14. Question: Proposal

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    Word of mouth from your own employees and people...

    Word of mouth from your own employees and people them recommend. Number one.

    Posters at supermarkets, stores.

    Ads in local newspapers, but we never had much luck in finding good people here.
    ...
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    Please explain a little more Venture. Are you...

    Please explain a little more Venture. Are you asking about advertising your company in general or something specific?

    Stringer
  16. Things that you need when bidding and pricing: ...

    Things that you need when bidding and pricing:

    How often is the cleaning; daily, weekly, etc...

    What type of flooring; % of hard floors, % of carpet, etc...

    Any special concerns... wall...
  17. Question: Job bid

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    For just buffing, in my area charges go from...

    For just buffing, in my area charges go from $0.06 to $0.09.

    The decision what to charge is yours this is a suggestion Dario.

    Stringer
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    HI Cleanlink, A few things concern me: ...

    HI Cleanlink,

    A few things concern me:

    'Replace chipped or broken glass and other damaged transparent materials. Polish mirrors and glass, taking care not to scratch surfaces.'

    What exactly...
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    In my area $0.09 is competitive Venture. ...

    In my area $0.09 is competitive Venture.

    Stringer
  20. My suggestion would be somewhere around $17 to...

    My suggestion would be somewhere around $17 to $20 per hour.

    Stringer
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    I didn't call you that Venture. Go for it. ...

    I didn't call you that Venture.

    Go for it.

    Stringer
  22. Question: Cleaning

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    Let me ask; do you have any experience in this...

    Let me ask; do you have any experience in this type of business?

    Stringer
  23. Question: Proposal

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    Good luck. Stringer

    Good luck.

    Stringer
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    Venture, you know me (a bit) and you should know...

    Venture, you know me (a bit) and you should know that I never meant to say that you are a scab, you must be accurate and competitive in your bidding, it all starts there.

    Like any business it is...
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    I think that you are extremely low. My...

    I think that you are extremely low.

    My SUGGESTION is somewhere between $0.9 to $0.13 / sq ft in a very competitive bid process.

    Now remember Venture that I am in the Chicago market and even...
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    Well that depends Venture on what your total...

    Well that depends Venture on what your total coast are that you added the 20% to.

    Is this a property management company? If so, they are usually down and dirty and have a ton of companies bidding....
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    Well... thanks that was a quick response. Ok,...

    Well... thanks that was a quick response.

    Ok, so it seems that you have just light cleaning in all 40 buildings right? And should they want carpet cleaning or hard floor work that would be...
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    Hi Venture, Glad that things are going well,...

    Hi Venture,

    Glad that things are going well, proud of you.

    Remember to consider everything when pricing any job even who is also bidding and all your costs including travel to the site/s.

    As...
  29. What type of hazardous materials Kid? How close...

    What type of hazardous materials Kid? How close to the them do you have to get?

    Although pricing is always your decision in the end we usually charge $0.06 to $0.08 per square foot.

    Stringer
  30. In most of these cases you will have to contact...

    In most of these cases you will have to contact the local regional or corporate office/s to be put on their approved bidding lists.

    To get this info either stop by a local facility or Google it...
  31. Hi, I am in agreement with the above post...

    Hi,

    I am in agreement with the above post exactly what I would have recommended--good post.

    I would add that these janitorial supply companies do have educational classes and seminars, ask them...
  32. HI Babycakes, Yes I believe that you are under...

    HI Babycakes,

    Yes I believe that you are under charging for your services based upon what services/tasks you are performing. $0.20 per sq ft is low in any market, we charge between $0.25 to $0.35...
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    I'm sorry but all responses are to be made on the...

    I'm sorry but all responses are to be made on the site. I don't personally email or call anyone. The purpose is so that all concerned can see all questions and responses and someone else may have...
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    To my knowledge there is no 'cleaning license'...

    To my knowledge there is no 'cleaning license' required Rebeca. You will however need a business license and liability insurance.

    If you have no experience in business especially the cleaning...
  35. Dealing with property management companies isn't...

    Dealing with property management companies isn't always easy. They are very price conscience and usually go for the lowest price and normally expect everything on a silver platter brp.

    I would say...
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    Sorry I couldn't respond sooner, out of town for...

    Sorry I couldn't respond sooner, out of town for a while.

    You will need a scaffold or lift to do any cleaning at that height. You can rent either, make sure to cover your costs with your client in...
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    Assuming that these are commercial bldgs and the...

    Assuming that these are commercial bldgs and the cleaning is basic (no window clng, carpet clng, no stripping and waxing of hard floors) the you should probably bid by square footage.

    Calculate...
  38. Hi, My first question is what type of flooring...

    Hi,

    My first question is what type of flooring the 5,500 sq ft has? Are you responsible for carpet cleaning and hard floor care?

    Then:

    Are you responsible for cleaning the windows?

    How...
  39. Shoe leather my friend... shoe leather. Going...

    Shoe leather my friend... shoe leather.

    Going out and talking to them and anyone that you know is the best way to start.

    Stringer
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    How high is the ceiling? What type/s for...

    How high is the ceiling?

    What type/s for flooring?

    Are you required to scrub and refinish the hard floors?

    How high are the windows? (In and out?)

    Anyone that tells you a price without...
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    My best advice to you is to contact your local...

    My best advice to you is to contact your local janitorial supply company and ask them. They have a rate for how much of each; paper towels, hand soaps, toilet paper, etc is used per day/week/etc that...
  42. Questions; What type of flooring? Do you...

    Questions;

    What type of flooring?

    Do you have to provide any consumables; Paper towels, etc?

    Do you have to clean the windows?

    Stringer
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    My suggestion, although the final decision is...

    My suggestion, although the final decision is always yours, $275.00 or about $0.261 per sq ft, includes fridge and oven for a final clean. If you are doing a 'top to bottom' clean then it should take...
  44. Agree with Odin. Talk to everyone... everyone!...

    Agree with Odin.

    Talk to everyone... everyone! Tell them what you are doing, if they cannot help then they may know someone who can.

    Knock on as many doors as you can... daily. The 'push' now...
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    We are a service company in business for over 20...

    We are a service company in business for over 20 years.

    In our Articles it was determined by our attorneys and accountants that 80 to 85 % of the average of the last three years of total gross...
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    I cannot speak to your specific area except to...

    I cannot speak to your specific area except to say that urban cleaning usually is a bit more than suburban.

    You have to try to get a feel for hour much you can accomplish in one hour first, then...
  47. HI Sharon, Please start your own thread with...

    HI Sharon,

    Please start your own thread with your question, you will receive more responses.

    Thanks,

    Stringer
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    Ok Patryk, hi! Please answer the few above...

    Ok Patryk, hi!

    Please answer the few above questions and what the total square footage is and we can go from there.

    Stringer
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    My advice Venture is be as detailed as possible...

    My advice Venture is be as detailed as possible in your proposal. These tasks that they said are 'as needed' should be listed to the specs at a defined interval. Example, unless you kill the spiders...
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    As always... welcome. Have a great New Year. ...

    As always... welcome.

    Have a great New Year.

    Stringer
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