Starting a business of buying a really bad job?
Jani-King (#8). Jan-Pro (#11). Stratus Building Solutions (#13). Vanguard Cleaning Systems(#30). ServiceMaster (#30). Bonus Building Care (#32). And Anago Cleaning Systems (#49).
Entrepreneur magazine has named 7 commercial cleaning franchises in the top 50 positions of its 2010 Franchise 500 rankings. (Coverall, which hasn’t participated since 2007, would have made 8). With low cost of entry, (often) guaranteed cleaning accounts and some of the most aggressive franchise advertising in the industry, janitorial franchises will surely continue to recruit many new franchise investors despite (and maybe because of) these tough economic times.
Are you starting a business or buying a job?
The Commercial Cleaning segment of franchising has long been a target of criticism as promoting buy-a-job scams that especially target unsophisticated, minority and/or immigrant buyers. In fact, the FTC and Maryland Attorney General issued a guide to commercial cleaning franchises. Here are some of our recent posts discussing the complaints, allegations and controversies around janitorial franchises.
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