Saturday, October 4, 2008

Introducing..... Mindy's Green Solution.....

That is the official name of my cleaning company. I will be using all natural cleaning products from the Melaleuca Company. The only way to get these products is to become a preferred customer. They do not sell in any stores. I have used their products in the past (Oh... about 12 years ago) when I worked for a cleaning company. The products are like no other and I love the fresh citrus and melaleuca plant smell. No harsh abrasives, ammonia or bleach are a worry in these products. Now because they are all natural hence the the "Green" in Mindy's Green Solution!

It's just me at the moment doing all the work. I would rather have it that way than have to hire on people. I don't want overhead and I don't want to have to run background checks and drug tests. If I ever get to the point where it would be reasonable to hire people I may.

I have set up a new phone line exclusively for the business and Chris has made fliers, brochures and business cards and I have already set up appointments. My first test run was with Kat's house, shortly after she came home from the hospital. When she feels up to it she will write up a letter of recommendation. My grandparents have already "hired" me to clean their house twice a month and they are spreading the word in their neighborhood.

I don't think I will need to do much advertising in the way of paying for promotions or mailings. I have always believed in word of mouth advertising. Hopefully I will be up to at least 10 customers in a few months. I am hoping for more weekly customers than bi-weekly or monthly. It will be so much easier to schedule that way.


Kat said...

You did a great job on my seriously messy and old duplex. Parts of it will never come "clean" because of how old it is, the walls are just old and yucky, the floor is hideous terrazo, but you did an awesome job on it. It looks so much better than it did.
I hated that I had so many medical restrictions on me since the middle of May that I couldn't clean my house and the dust bunnies just grew and grew, started taking over.
But you got 'em all!

Seriously y'all, if you live in the area, get in touch with her, she does an awesome job!

Oh, and I will get the letter done probably Monday morning. I have a few assignments that I need to finish up before payroll closes monday morning for pu2blog.

Mindy said...

Kat - LOL! No rush on the letter. Anytime you need me to come back over just say the word!