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Why to Choose a Cleaning Franchise over Going Solo

If you are fed up of the monotony of your job, love the idea of a new challenge and being your own boss, but are worried about going it alone, don’t worry, there’s a perfect solution. You don’t have to be on your own to be your own boss and take care of your own earning potential. Buying a cleaning franchise has many advantages over starting your own cleaning business.

Here are some top reasons to choose a franchise over going solo:


Brand awareness

Brand awareness

When you buy a franchise, your brand is ready made. There’s no pressure to develop a brand from the ground up and customers seek out the familiarity and reliability that an established brand brings. In contrast, developing your own brand can be a very difficult and time consuming process, with a lot of trial and error involved. In the meantime, customers are usually more likely to choose the brand that has been around a number of years or longer.


Business plan

When you decide to start up your own business, it’s up to you to be in control of every little detail, including establishing your business plan. If you are new to being your own boss, this can be very intimidating. By choosing the franchise route, there’s a tried and tested business plan for you to follow. If you aren’t planning to reinvent the wheel, being a franchisee is probably the perfect option for you.



There’s certainly no cheap way to start a commercial cleaning business – franchisees have management fees to pay and start-ups will usually have to invest a lot of capital to get off to a good start. Of course, there are exceptions, where entrepreneurs have started on a shoestring budget and seen huge success, but generally speaking, its much cheaper to buy into a franchise.

Being a franchisee can also be favourable with money lenders. If you are looking for a loan to start or expand your business, being part of an established brand will give banks more confidence in you and view you as less of a risk.


Training and franchisor support

Training and franchisor support

When starting your own business from scratch, it’s completely your responsibility to make sure that you and your staff have the right training to do your jobs properly and successfully. Once you are up and running, there are also many other aspects of running a business that you may not be familiar with, for example, taking care of invoicing, wages and human resources.

A key benefit of acquiring a franchise is that full training is arranged by your franchisor. After initial training, you can benefit from ongoing support to help the business run smoothly. Invoicing and wages are taken care of by head office, but extensive support is given to help you with IT, human resources, sales, marketing and general business and operational support. Head office are always there to help you grow.


Support from other franchisees

Support from other franchisees

Whilst there are numerous organisations you can join for support if you own your own business, as a franchisee, as well as being supported by your franchisor, you can also form strong support relationships with other franchisees in your area and nationally. Your peers may prove to be invaluable for providing tips and discussing ideas. Who better to ask for advice than someone who may well have already faced the same problem as you?



Unless you have a background in marketing, you may feel like you don’t know where to start when marketing your own business. However, as a commercial cleaning franchisee, you can rest assured that not only will you gain marketing support from head office, but you will also benefit from their national marketing strategy. Any franchisor will always be committed to making sure that all of their franchises are doing well.

If you are drawn to the independence of being your own boss, but with the ongoing support provided by a franchise, call MCS today on 0800 612 0437 to learn more about starting your own MCS commercial cleaning company.