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Glass Window Washing offers a comprehensive turn-key system for developing your
own residential window-washing business. It's a remarkably low cost start-up in
a largely untapped market. We are the LEADING residential window-cleaning company
in the US, with meteoric growth since the late 90s. The work we do offering a
viable and affordable small-business start-up has been featured on CNN, CBS, NBC,
& FOX as well as in USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, the cover story in Home
Business Journal, and twice in Kiplinger's, among many others.
For the past
decade, Dr. Glass Window Washing has helped start more than 500 businesses around
the world. Our system allows each proprietor, making an incredibly modest investment,
to earn a good living as a home-based business owner/operator. Working with us,
a minister, a concert bassoonist, a food service manager, a travel industry director,
an industrial management consultant, and an architect (among so many others) are
now running successful residential window-washing businesses (some full-time,
a window-cleaning business is not pie-in-the-sky stuff where you can instantly
make incredible money doing next to nothing. Window washing is hard work and running
a business requires discipline and commitment. The good news, though, is that
a window-washing business is not "all or nothing". Most other business
start-ups require paying employees, committing to business rent, and raising and
putting at risk a large pot of start-up money for equipment and inventory. And
after taking this financial risk, 90% of all new business owners fail. But starting
a window washing business, you really can't lose money. Even with part-time attention
you can't help but turn your business, over time, into a money-making machine.
You can always pick up window-washing jobs.
With the Dr. Glass Window Washing
franchise you take advantage of our Biz-In-A-Box system plus many other benefits
- Paid training - work with us as a sub-contractor to "learn
the ropes" first-hand at $15/hour (raisedover the first few months to $20
and then $25/hr) so you can start generating income immediately while you build
your franchise, over time. Typically you would work with us for pay 2 or 3 days
per week in your first months as you start to build your franchise.
of the Dr. Glass Window Washing brand name and logo (the world's most famous window-washing
brand,nationally recognized for excellence - really! You get to be "Dr. Glass"!
window-washing territory. You become "Dr. Glass Window Washing of Alexandria".
interaction with & support from the corporate office. We're there when you
need us to help you develop your business - guiding you to success.
marketing development - we design and place all your marketing for you (yellow
pages, web, newspaper, flyers, cards, promo-materials, mailings).
in our prestigious national media attention. (It's great in your promo-materials!)
give on-going direction and support to help you keep your customers year-after-year
and in growing your business over time.
You a Good Fit for Dr. Glass Window Washing Inc.?
- Information on the
market and the industry.
- Everything you need in terms of statistics and
operating numbers to convince restaurants to sign up and give you the necessary
- How to set up your operation.
- Where to buy hot boxes,
communication, and any other supplies you will need to operate.
- How to
set up your bookkeeping records.
- Alternative contracts to use with restaurants
and drivers that are easy to understand and not intimidating.
- How to handle
anticipated problems that may arise in any aspect of the business.
to get menu guides distributed and what that should cost.
- Access to a
web-based software package for online ordering.
- In short, everything you'll
need to make your business a success!
The franchise fee for a Dr. Glass Window Washing franchise is between
$3,000 and $6,000 depending upon which state your territory is located in and
the size and previous development of each particular territory. There is also
an on-going royalty on your gross window-washing income typically between 9% and
12% (depending on territory). After the first number of months, we require a minimum
weekly royalty (paid weekly by automatic bank transfer) of between $100 and $400
per week. (This applies only during the window-washing season.) You are required
to submit weekly job reports and bi-weekly copies of your database.
initial investment for window-washing gear and ladders can be as low as $1,000
to get started on a tight budget, and as high as $2,000 to fully capitalize your
business. Of course you will need a reliable car, van or pick-up, a laptop, and
a good cell phone. (We find that answering your phone at all times is key to getting
lots of work!)
This is important - starting at about
$850 for basic workman's compensation insurance (varying considerably by state).
You will have to pay considerably more, over the course of the year, based on
the size of your payroll. You also need liability insurance that costs about $850/year
(varying by state) - in some instances you can be added to our corporate insurance,
at first, to minimize your upfront costs.
A reasonable annual
advertising investment would be around $8,000/year assuming you want an in-column
Yellow Pages ad (paid over the course of the year), a listing in the local paper's
service directory or a small display advert (also paid over time), plus a 10,000
flyers and some yard signs. Throw in a college-school student to help you distribute
flyers. As your business grows and your database becomes filled with happy-repeat
customers, you might choose to lower these marketing costs.
Tel : 301-588-0029