Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for cleaning services is generally strong and stable, and largely driven by business numbers and the outsourcing of cleaning services. Governments and businesses are increasingly outsourcing cleaning as they concentrate on their core activities and seek out cost efficiencies in operations. Further, a rise in demand for residential cleaning services is resulting from high- and dual-income households and the ageing of the population. Many in-home aged-care programs now offer cleaning services, particularly for disabled people.
Industry clients are increasingly seeking to bundle cleaning, catering, security, maintenance and related services under a single, multi-service contract arrangement... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Entry barriers to the industry are very low, as the activity generally requires limited formal skills or training, and there is also limited regulation or licensing. Cleaning skills and knowledge can readily be learned or transferred on the job, and the industry is largely labour intensive. Further, government requirements for cleaning companies are minimal, and generally relate to occupational health and safety laws.
Capital outlay to set up an operation is extremely low, even if entry is on a franchised basis. In addition, some employees commence operations by seeking a number of small after-hours contracts, and service these as part of an additional or second job... purchase to read more