Franchise Direct has just published another in-depth, fascinating report on franchising. We've examined the cleaning franchise industry this time. With over $80 billion in revenues and legitimate green credentials, it's no wonder why many so entrepreneurs are investing in cleaning franchises.
The Franchise Direct cleaning franchise report provides an excellent overview of the industry as a whole. The first thing to understand with the cleaning industry is that it's hugely diverse. Businesses that provide everything from maid to janitorial services to carpet and dry-cleaning work and even junk removal and disaster restoration have been branded as cleaning franchises. There's an even greater diversity of business sectors from which cleaning franchises thrive. Among other things, they do commercial, educational, governmental, hospitality and medical work.
As our report explains, what links this boom in cleaning franchises is a trend towards outsourcing. Essentially, it no longer makes fiscal sense for businesses, governments and other large organizations to employ cleaning staff. Cleaning franchises have stepped into this void to provide outstanding, cost-efficient solutions for businesses that require clean premises. And let's be honest – every business needs a cleaner. There is no sign of this trend abating, and we've seen that businesses turn firstly to cleaning franchises because they provide a proven service.
Many industry experts put a lot of emphasis on the value of sustainable practice for today's franchises. It must be said that the cleaning franchise industry is one of the most progressive sectors for instituting 'green' improvements to their business practice. After being criticized for using dangerous cleaning products in the past, many cleaning franchises now use organic products that are known to be better for the earth. This green trend exists across the cleaning franchise spectrum.
As for the state of the cleaning franchise industry, it is clearly growing. Like every business sector, it suffered during the recession, but it's flourishing again as the economy returns to something like normality. In fact, for franchises that endured the worst of the recession, there are even more noticeable gains. “Companies that weathered the severe recession will have a decided advantage going forward,” said David Thompson of Jan-Pro.
On top of all of this information on how cleaning franchises work, you'll also find essential financial information on a number of cleaning franchises. By and large, these are affordable franchises that provide an opportunity for great success. The Franchise Direct report on cleaning franchises is a truly valuable resource for anyone looking to 'clean up' in business.