The detailed Cleaning Franchise Industry Report 2015 offers important insights for those seeking more information about the industry. The report, produced by Franchise Direct, identifies the current state of the industry, including a look at trends and anticipated growth. Additionally, the report contains a synopsis of important factors to review for anyone who is considering purchasing, or currently owns, a cleaning franchise.
The cleaning franchise industry comprises a variety of services from dry cleaning to disaster restoration services, and much more. The diversity of the industry itself contributes to a high level of industry fragmentation. This fragmentation is also due in part to the fact that cleaning franchises face considerable competition from not only each other, but non-franchise businesses and independent cleaners as well.
Eco-friendly cleaning processes are becoming even more prevalent, continuing a trend acknowledged in the Cleaning Franchise Industry Report 2010. The green cleaning focus ranges from environmental protection concerns to individual consumer health concerns. As consumer requests for non-toxic cleaning products increase, the industry standard is changing with those demands. Green cleaning options are quickly becoming a necessity for franchises within the cleaning industry to be successful.
In addition to tracking trends, the report identifies areas within the cleaning franchise industry that are seeing growth. The light environmental services segment, for example, has seen considerable growth. This segment targets mold removal, moderate water damage and duct cleaning — tasks beyond the typical scope of janitorial services, but not as intensive as restoration company jobs.
The discussion of risks, benefits and other considerations for potential franchise owners alone make this report a crucial read for anyone looking to tap into the diverse, billion-dollar cleaning franchise industry. The report highlights topics one should consider when purchasing a cleaning franchise, including the initial investment, special regulations that affect the cleaning industry, ongoing fees and management considerations.
In summation, the Cleaning Franchise Industry Report 2015 highlights the information necessary to make an educated decision about a future in the industry.