April showers bring May flowers! And if you’re like many Americans, April also brings the biggest “bonus” check of the year…aka your tax refund. Let’s be honest- the temptation to spend this extra chunk of change on frivolous, in-the-moment purchases is very real. But when used wisely, a tax refund can put you in the position to achieve long-term, financial success. What if we told you this success also includes perks like flexible hours and being your own boss? How, you might ask?
Answer: Start Your Own Commercial Cleaning Franchise.
Read on to discover five reasons why using your tax refund to start a commercial cleaning franchise is one of the smartest financial decisions you can make.
1. Experience the Perks of Entrepreneurship
As mentioned above, one of the major perks of starting a cleaning franchise is reaping the benefits of entrepreneurship. Sure, taking a job as a janitor requires zero cost upfront. It does, however, bind you to what many consider burdens of the traditional workplace (think: reporting to a supervisor, a set schedule, and challenging co-workers, just to name a few.)
When you invest in yourself, you become your own boss and can take control of your career. You can set your own schedule and decide which tasks to prioritize, allowing you to balance your work with your personal life. Additionally, you can take pride in building a business from the ground up and watch it grow and thrive over time. Sounds pretty great, right?
2. Become a Part of a Supportive Community
Perhaps there is a part of you that has always dreamed of being a business owner, but when it comes down to it, you have no idea where to start. And understandably so! Between finding customers, knowing what equipment and supplies to purchase, and managing billing, it is an overwhelming process to say the least. The good news is you don’t have to do it alone.
When you join a franchise, you gain access to a team of experienced professionals who can help you navigate the ins and outs of running a successful business. You don’t have to start from scratch and figure out everything on your own. Instead, you can rely on the support of your fellow franchisees and the franchisor to help you get started and succeed.
By starting your commercial cleaning franchise with a company like Corvus, you are joining a community of experienced professionals who will provide you with the marketing, accounts, financing, and other resources required to succeed. That way, you can focus on what’s most important to you: providing high-quality service to your customers.
3. The Demand Has Never Been Higher
If high inflation rates and talks of a recession worry you, know that you are not alone. Job security is needed now more than ever, and janitorial services are always in demand. In fact, the contract cleaning market size was valued at $343.34 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a rate of 6.3% from 2023 to 2030.
The effects of Covid-19 showed the importance of maintaining a clean and hygienic workspace, proving just how essential the work of a professional cleaner is. This trend is expected to continue, and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be more than 236,500 new janitorial positions by the end of 2023.
4. Experience Job Satisfaction
Resting your head at night knowing that you’ve made an impact is a great feeling. By providing high quality cleaning services, you are positively affecting everyone who steps foot in that facility. Take Corvus of San Antonio Franchisee Jorge Rodriguez, for example, who recently received this (raving) review on Google:
“Our school is cleaner than it has ever been. I am so impressed. I am increasing our time to 5 days a week starting in June. I am a happy customer, and our teachers are thrilled to have their classrooms so clean. It matters!”
5. Achieve Financial Freedom
Becoming a Franchise Owner does not guarantee immediate financial success, but it certainly has the potential to become a lucrative endeavor. Franchisees often start their cleaning business as a way to earn supplemental income, but in the 20+ years that Corvus has existed, we’ve watched numerous men and women turn their franchises into full-time jobs by which they support themselves entirely. Whether you’re looking for a new side hustle or hoping to change your day job entirely, opening a cleaning franchise is a sure-fire way to do just that.
Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. The list above only begins to touch on the benefits of using your 2023 tax refund to open a commercial cleaning franchise with Corvus. Contact your local Corvus office today to learn more.
About Corvus Janitorial Systems
Corvus Janitorial Systems is a franchisor of commercial and office cleaning systems which delivers customized janitorial and office cleaning services to a range of industries and organizations by its national network of locally owned owner-operated franchisees. The company has 21 regional support offices across the United States with more than 1,000 franchisees. Corvus has been recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2023 lists: Franchise 500, Top Ten Franchises for under $50,000, and Fastest Growing Franchises. Other recognition includes Top Disinfection and Sanitization Company by HR magazine and Most Trusted Disinfection and Sanitization Companies by The Enterprise World. Existing ownership and management have been in place since 2004.