home improvement


Question by  Ann14 (20)

How to start a gutter cleaning business?

I would like to start my own gutter cleaning business.


Answer by  pambam (892)

First, check the yellow pages of your area to see how many future competitors are already in the market. Check the internet as well as some may be advertising there. Assuming you already know yourself how to clean gutters, prepare a business plan which you will need if you intend to apply to the bank for a loan.


Answer by  RickH (29)

You should first scope out the competition. See what others do for advertising, logo designs, pricing etc. Start local and do a visual inspection of your own neighborhood to see if there are many homes without some sort of gutter cover such as gutter helmet. Now go door to door and be polite and professional.


Answer by  JD (129)

The first step to starting a business is to create a business plan. You will then need aquire all applicable licenses and insurance. For a gutter cleaning business this probably means getting a business license, general liability insurance, and workers compensation insurance. You will then want to market you business to local homeowners and general contractors.


Answer by  Cris (29)

Word of mouth and a good reputation go a long way. Try to get yourself a couple of jobs through friends or neighbors and use them as your starting point. From there you can get referrals for more clients. Have business cards or flyers made for advertising. Most important be honest and do exceptional work. Actions speak louder than words.

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