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I am thinking of starting my own ironing business up and know that she has stopped deliveries in this area so there is a market
I will be delievering leaflets in the coming days but what else do I need to consider? Tax, company name etc or shall I do casual till I am established?
Any help appreciated.
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i have my own cleaning business now which i am extremely busy with. i started out with an agency but then realised how much money they were making out of me just getting the work.
i decided to advertise in shops and the work has snowballed, i now employ a part timer as well as my oh when hes free. i did have a lot of people ask if i did ironing as well which i usually turned down. i have realised that there is serious money to be made especially if you are reliable and very trustworthy. most of the work now is recomendations so i dont advertise.
how i did tax and ni is i went self employed and had a lot of help from business link and various agencies which helped me. i also joined cleaning forums on the web and got a lot of tips from other people.
i would say definately go for it as there is a great demand out there and it is scary when you first start out as you always worry if you are going to make it. i am happier now than ever working for myself and its financially more rewarding than having a 9-5 job as i can also take time when kids are ill ect without worrying. if you want any help then feel free to pm me. good luck xx.
Sorry for the long post
I am in te kent area and have been working for an ironing company for over a year, however she has opened a shop and now work has dried up for me at home so am branching out on my own, in maidstone - anyone fancy joining me? need help re tax, insurance etc
sarah x x
ididn't see the replies i am gonna go for it - DH printing me up some flyers and I can get delivering in next few days see what happens!!!!!!!! I am very excited to be going alone just hope I don't tread on my lady's toes but she has her shop now and as I say most work is being done there..
where do i get garment covers from and do i need insuance to start
thankyou so much x x x x
Have you thought of any names yet?
try to target new build estates as the people have just moved in and cant be bothered to do their ironing that way they will tell their friends, family, collegues word travels fast and you'll soon be snowed under with work.
we are in the wigan area but cover surrounding areas there must be atleast 10-15 other ironing services in the area but there is enough work out there for everyone so dont worry about your old employer.
I was thinking 60p per adult item and 25p per childs then 1.00 per bedding set incl under sheets.
Thought of name Iron 4You?
thanks for help really appreciate it - very excited now
sarah x x
Hope I get some feedback and even one customer would be good to start
i'd charge more than that for bedding we stopped doing it because it took forever and it was always out of line
I started a laundry service in May this year, and targeted the local B&B's guest houses small hotels, to do linen, towels etc. and business has gone through the roof, I do free pick up and delivery, wash dry and iron. It's hard work, but so worth it, now buying my second van