Buying A Business or Buying Business Kit

lazmiguelSeptember 26, 2008

Hello,

Someone has offer me to buy a commercial window cleaning biz. in the NY area. I have checked out the route and it is strictly commercial accounts with no ladders needed as they are all storefronts.

The route is making $3800 per month. The guy wants $76,000. Is this a fair price? How do I determine what a fair price assuming I can verify the income being generated.

Also, I saw a few Window Starting Business kits on the web. I am thinking of buying one and starting my own window cleaning business. Does any one have any suggestions on any good or legitimate one. Is this a good idea?

Does anyone know about any of the following;

1. Window Cleaning Business Kit from Volitar Industries, Juneau, AK 99801.

2. How To Start a Window Cleaning Washing Business CD. I saw this one on ebay.

3. All Washed Up Window Cleaning at WindowCash.com by Dan Johnson and Robert Allen.

4. Steak Free Profits: The Insider's Guide to Growing a Profitable Cleaning Business From Scratch by Tanner Larsson.

I really would appreciate any info. or input you can provide this rookie.

Have a great day,

Lazmiguel

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geraldd1978_gmail_com

Im in the charlotte location.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 12:59PM
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skydawggy

Let's assume for a minute that you are a store owner. You have had the same guy cleaning your windows for 20 years. He's a nice guy, does a good job, always has a nice smile and asks how your wife and kids are. A few years ago, someone smeared something on your windows and you called him and he came right out and cleaned your windows. Now, along comes a new guy who has just started his own business. He has no track record. He might be there a year from now but he might become discouraged and quit, forcing you to call the old guy back. Why would you start doing business with the new guy?

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 3:47PM
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