Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for cleaning services has generally been strong and stable, largely driven by business numbers and outsourcing trends. Governments and businesses have been increasingly outsourcing cleaning to concentrate on core activities and as a way of seeking out cost efficiencies. A rise in demand for residential cleaning services from high- and dual-income households and the ageing of the population has also aided the industry. Many in-home aged-care programs now offer cleaning services, particularly for disabled people.
Industry clients have been increasingly incorporating cleaning, catering, security, maintenance and related services into a single, multi-service contract arrangement... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Entry barriers to the industry are low as most cleaning activity generally requires limited formal skills or training. There is also limited regulation or licensing that cleaning companies are required to comply with. 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, which apply to most organisations across the economy.
Capital outlay to set up an operation is 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