Advice on starting a cleaning business?
I am interested in starting a small house cleaning/domestic assistance service (in rural sw. VA).
Anyone on here have any good advice for someone just starting out?
Some questions I have...
*Is it better to charge by the hour, the job, or the specific size of the home?
*What would be a fair price to charge to a basic, but thorough, cleaning?
*What is usually included in a "basic" cleanining job?
*What are some extras, and do you charge extra for them, or?
*Good places to advertise a new small business?
*When someone has their house cleaned, are they usually home at the time?
*Is it standard to bring your own supplies (personally, i'd prefer it this way)?
Any and all advice would be appreciated. =)