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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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Housecleaning and Maid Services

Estimated startup costs: $500-$700
Estimated first-year revenue: $30,000-$50,000
There are many different ways to approach housecleaning, but in general the tasks involved include dusting, mopping, cleaning kitchen and bath surfaces, removing trash, and vacuuming. A customer who pays for housecleaning or maid service expects to come home to a completely clean home on the day your service is done.
Many national maid-service companies, such as Mini Maid and Maid Brigade, publish their cleaning checklists on their websites. This helps them be very clear with their customers about the work to be performed. You can use these lists as valuable tools when you are defining the services you are going to offer and are ...

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