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Choosing Cleaning Business Names for Your Home Cleaning Business
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One of the most important items in starting a house cleaning business is the selection of your house cleaning
business name. Choose the wrong name and you may be getting the wrong types of calls. Choose the right name and
your phone could be ringing off the hook.
Once you have defined the type of cleaning business you will build, you can concentrate on the appropriate name
to reel in those customers you have identified as your "ideal target market." What type of advertising will
they respond to? What types of advertising is currently available that have the same target market as you? This
is important and worth the time it takes to do the research. For instance, if you are offering the cheapest
service in your city and you want people to know this, look for advertising that is based on price. There are
plenty of examples available, such as fast food restaurants, budget movie theatres, pest control services and
But how do you know if their advertising is working for them? Well, that's easy! If you see ads that are
running for a long time, you can bet ther ads are generating new customers and the money it takes to run them.
One thing you need to know up front is that you cannot copy someone else's advertising, but you can use it as
inspiration for your own.
Going with our sample business that is going to advertise based on price, think of appropriate business names
that will identify your specific niche at-a-glance. To do this you can use a thesaurus by using different base
words to find others that convey a similar meaning. This would include words such as cheap, cheaper, cheapest
or bargain or budget or competitive. From these ideas, make a list of sample business names - don't worry about
them making sense at this point, just keep writing.
Once you have all your ideas written down, it's time to analyze them to see if any are appropriate for your
business. Your house cleaning business name will be used in all your advertising and it will represent you and
the service you provide. Also consider the business names of your main competitors - what comes to mind when
you see their business name? How does it relate to what you know about the business? And what do you assume
about them without being intimately familiar with the work they do? Does their business name make you want to
call or does it convey something else? What attracts you to a business when you are researching an industry
when you need service?
Many residential cleaning businesses do light housekeeping, picking up, laundry, etc. This is commonly referred
to as "maid service" - is this what you are planning in your services? If not, then you'll want to convey that
you specialize in house cleaning because your customers will not be searching for a maid!
You may want to include a benefit when selecting a cleaning business name. If you can quickly convey exactly
what your target market wants in your business name, you will be able to get customers much faster. Once again,
using our sample business, these are a few ideas:
Cheaper, Faster House Cleaning
| Cheapest, Reliable Home Cleaning
| Budget Home Cleaning
Your house cleaning business name is really important and must not be changed after you start using it. If you
change it and people recognize that you did, they immediately wonder why you had to make the change. Of course.
they will be assuming the worst which will be an automatice negative for your house cleaning business..
When you start a house cleaning business, don't determine your business name until you have defined the type of
cleaning services you will provide. Then let your business name do the pre-selling for you and follow through
with the exact services you promise.
Anne-Marie is The House Cleaning Pro
Selecting a house cleaning business name is part of the research and
planning you do before you actually get started.
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