According to most business owners and entrepreneurs, owning a small business involves more working hours than most typical standard 9-5 jobs. In fact, many business owners admit to working up to 50 or even 60 hours a week to keep up with the demands of being an entrepreneur.
Many business owners work around the clock, whether they’re answering customer inquiries, posting on social media, creating or pricing product, controlling inventory, ordering supplies, conducting interviews, hiring/firing, monitoring website sales, and the list goes on and on.
With the pressure of ‘doing it all’ as a business owner and taking on multiple roles to keep costs low, burnout can set in, making it hard to multi-task and stay afloat.
Ever heard the saying “work smarter, not harder?” That’s where hiring and outsourcing come into play, to allow small business owners to focus on the most important business operations, and delegate other responsibilities elsewhere.
Hiring a cleaning company is one way to eradicate some of the additional stress that comes with business ownership, and here are 5 reasons why it can be beneficial.
1. It Saves You Time
As mentioned, operating a business can be all encompassing and involve more working hours than the average 9-5 job. Hiring a cleaning company to take care of the grunt work can alleviate stress and allow employees to focus on other operations of the business.
A cleaning company can take care of your commercial space as well as bathrooms and break rooms, and any other areas that you delegate for your specific needs. Setting up a routine cleaning will ensure that you maintain a clean and healthy environment while allowing you to focus your energy elsewhere.
2. It Saves You Money
Some people may think that hiring a cleaning company isn’t essential for their business and that it will ultimately be an additional expense that they don’t want to incur.
But hiring a cleaning company can not only be affordable, it can also save you money in the long run. For one thing, you are eliminating the expense of cleaning supplies and commercial tools, as the cleaners will bring their own.
It will also allow your employees to spend working hours focused on more productive job responsibilities as opposed to cleaning tasks. Additionally, disinfecting high touch areas will keep your office healthier, which can reduce the transmission of viruses and keep employees from having to call in sick.
3. When Your Business Shines, You Shine.
You know the saying, first impressions are lasting, and when it comes to your business, customers and clients are influenced by the overall look, smell and cleanliness of your storefront, restaurant or office. In fact, first impressions are usually made within the first 5-15 seconds!
Poorly or sporadically maintained business spaces won’t look appealing to outsiders, and that can hurt your company’s reputation. Hiring a cleaning company to help maintain a clean and inviting space will keep your space in tip top shape, which will show customers that you take pride in your business and give an amazing first impression that will keep them coming back.
4. Germ Reduction
Harmful bacteria and viruses might be lurking in your business environment, which could make employees or customers sick. Maintaining a cleaning and sanitizing schedule can help prevent the spread of these infectious diseases to your employees and customers.
Clean and sterile restrooms, conference rooms, and common areas are especially essential for healthy workplaces. Commercial cleaners that perform to industry standards are a must-have for any business. Your investment in cleaning services pays off with healthier interiors and fewer employee sick days.
5. It Increases Productivity
The less time you have to spend on cleaning your work space, the more time you have to focus on other operations of your business. As mentioned, employees can spend more time on other tasks instead of devoting working hours to cleaning tasks.
Having a clean and clutter-free space is also proven to increase productivity overall, because the human brain gets distracted and overwhelmed in messy spaces. This means your employees will be able to focus better and produce quality work or service. More productivity = more money in your pocket.
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Written by: Stacey Wood