Laundry is the process of washing clothes and linens. Laundry process is often done in a room that is kept for that purpose and this room is referred to as laundry room or utility room.
Laundry business can also be referred to as dry cleaning business, it is a easy and convenient business to start. This business does not require huge capital, you can always begin the business from the comfort of your home and as time goes on, you become well established.
You will agree with me that a lot of people have tight schedules and don't have the time to wash their own clothes, this is one of the major reason laundry business became another lucrative and profitable venture.
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Let me give me some tips to take into consideration before starting your own laundry business at home.....
1. Write a business plan:
Writing a good business plan is always advisable when embarking on a new business. It enable you to see how you want your new business to be run, in terms of quality services, competitions and target customers. Also a good business plan will give you a well detailed cost analysis, that is total cost of starting and managing a laundry business and help you set a realistic goal. Read Also: Step-by- Step Guide: How To Write A Business Plan
2. Learn the tricks of the business:
You must have observed there's a difference with the way an average person does his/her own laundry from that of a professional laundry service, the difference is always in the way fabrics is washed, dried,cleaned,ironed,fold,packaged,timing, the whole total packages. So it's advisable you go learn from someone who is already in the business before you and get all the special skills.
3. Register your business:
If you hope to expand your business from home in the nearest future, then need to get that business registered. Go to the closest corporate affairs commission office with the relevant papers and register your business. Read Also: How To Register A Business Name In Nigeria
Starting this business from home first has already helped reduced cost for you. You need not worry for now about getting huge capital to buy the necessary industrial machines or renting a good space, all you have to concern yourself with are the basis washing materials like, buckets, basins, starch, stain remover chemical, soaps, hangers, pressing irons, tables, packaging nylons and generator set. And maybe hire one or two persons to assist if you like. Read Also: How To Get Capital To Start A Small Business
5. Advertise your laundry business:
In this type of business your, the way you treat your customers and their clothes is everything, it will ensure you get your own fair share of good patronage from customers. So how do you go about getting more patronage for your business? You can start by offering special promo like, free delivery service, discounts on five clothes for the price of three.
You can also visit offices, corporate organization and tell them about your business, hand them flyers so they can easily contact you when they need your service or you can even do house to house call and tell your neighbors to also tell their friends about the kind of specialized services/perks your offer in your laundry business. Also the social media sites is there for you to take advantage of and advertise your business/services. All these will surely increase patronage and in no time your business will start experiencing massive growth.
Lastly, I want to add that if you pay attention to details and there is enough dedication you are sure of running a smooth laundry business with less challenges. So wait no longer, get started on that laundry business.