Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Commercial Cleaning Services industry has performed reasonably well over the past five years. Demand for cleaning services has been steady over this times, largely driven by outsourcing trends and growth in the number of businesses operating across the economy. Client organisations have increasingly outsourced cleaning activities to concentrate on core activities and seek 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 clients... 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 a cleaning operation is low, even if entry is on a franchised basis. In addition, some employees commence operations by seeking out several small after-hours contracts, and service these as part of an additional or second job... purchase to read more