Increase in small businesses is great news for Office Pride commercial cleaning franchise
A better employment rate is undeniably positive, but there are some negative things that go along with that. Consider: On average, every worker in America generates 1.5 pounds of paper a day. That’s an extra ton of paper waste per day for every 1,330 employees. And we’re not even talking about what they track in on their shoes.
Who’s going to clean all of that up? That’s where Office Pride comes in.
Office Pride is a 20-year-old commercial cleaning franchise that works in any size market, and our clients can be literally any size business, from large warehouses to small startups. The rate of small business startups began growing in 2011, according to data released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau, and office occupancy rates are increasing steadily, too. All of that is great news for small businesses and the businesses that serve them – like ours.
Office Pride commercial cleaning franchise is already primed to do well, because no matter what the economy is like, people have to maintain clean workplaces for the sake of both customer service and office productivity. Entrepreneurs may eliminate various office perks to slim down a budget, but they won’t get rid of the people who are emptying the trash, cleaning the floors and keeping the bathrooms pristine. And when the economy is on a long-overdue upswing, that positions our franchisees to do even better.
The rate of businesses being created started falling off in 2006, but there’s been a resurgence in the past few years, data suggests. The Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics report shows that business creation rose 5.9% in 2011. Other research confirms that entrepreneurship has been on the rise since the Great Recession.
An analysis of the data by the Kauffman Foundation shows that the increase in business startups was a nationwide trend, in many cases going hand-in-hand with the housing recovery. The map below shows the increase happened in nearly every state (with the effects of the North Dakota oil boom very evident).
Census Bureau data shows that the business rebound began even before home values recovered. The real estate recovery also has given entrepreneurs a major boost.
Census data shows that new firms created 4.3% more jobs in 2011 – and firms with just one to four employees increased their hiring by 5.4%. Kauffman notes that companies with one to four employees have created more than a million jobs a year for the past three decades, a fact that reflects their quick growth.
Why Office Pride commercial cleaning franchise works
We have a great advantage over other franchised businesses: no matter what size cities our franchisees choose to operate in, they can always find customers. Large or small, every city has businesses that need cleaning services. Even the advent of coworking spaces can be lucrative for our franchisees, because the shared office space, like everywhere else, must be cleaned and maintained.
If you were to ask any of our franchisees to recite a roster of clients, almost every one of them would include a mix of large and small businesses. Office Pride franchisees can hire the help they need to be flexible enough to handle any size account – and with the added advantage of low overhead, it’s relatively easy to ramp up your business.
If you’ve been dying to join the ranks of entrepreneurs yourself, now is the perfect time to consider an Office Pride commercial cleaning franchise. We have more than 115 franchisees, and our 20-year-old company is dynamic and growing. Office Pride enjoys a reputation as the most advanced commercial cleaning franchise in the industry and has one of the highest franchise owner satisfaction rates for office cleaning franchises. It is a low-investment, home-based and easily scalable business that thrives in all sorts of economies. Best of all, you can honor God working in a business that follows Biblical principles.
Christian values are the backbone of our business, so everyone – from customers and vendors to employees and franchisees – is treated with the same respect. We also have proven cleaning systems that keep our customers happy, and we make sure to maintain a consistent level of quality cleaning every time.
Office Pride was founded in 1992 when Todd Hopkins was working on his MBA at Butler University in Indianapolis. He came up with the idea for a faith-based business with a mission to glorify God and serve man at the same time. At Office Pride, we strive to treat everyone with dignity and respect, from customers to employees. And the golden rule is still golden with us: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Would you like to learn more about Office Pride franchising opportunities? Look at our website’s research pages and then fill out the form at right to download our free franchise report, or call us at 727-777-6634. We’d love to start a conversation!