How to start and run a cleaning business

Want to know how to start a cleaning business? Already running a cleaning business and looking for tips from the top in their trade on how to grow the business, find new clients, recruit and improve marketing?

Ilona Pacia, co-founder and managing director of commercial cleaning business Donnington Clean, explains all in this video on how to start and run a cleaning business.

Since launching in 1996, Donnington Clean has leapt up the ranks of the commercial cleaning marketplace, counting Hamptons International, Campden Publishing, Universal Business Media and Legal & General as clients.

Ilona originally trained as a psychologist but a strong entrepreneurial streak led her into running her own inventory business for other companies. It was there she discovered a market opportunity for a commercial cleaning company. She founded Donnington Clean with her husband in 1996. The business now employs dozens of cleaners, giving Ilona hands-on experience of how to recruit for a cleaning business and what to look for in staff. In this business start-up video, she also gives insight into marketing a cleaning business, training staff for commercial cleaning, winning commercial contracts and tips on running a cleaning business day-to-day.

You can get more advice in our guide on how to start a cleaning business.

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