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The Process

Steps to Becoming a Commercial Cleaning Franchise Owner

When you're ready to launch your franchise, we'll assist you every step of the way. Our 10-part process is simple and efficient, so you can get down to business as soon as possible.

  1. Request franchise information
  2. Speak with a Brand Representative
  3. Return Request for Consideration Form
  4. Meet your Franchise Development Manager to discuss the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
  5. Complete application and background check forms
  6. Obtain funding through SMAC or a lender of your choice
  7. Return signed Franchise Agreement
  8. Complete pre-academy work
  9. Attend initial training
  10. START YOUR BUSINESS

Start the process today! Reach out to ServiceMaster Clean at (855) 919-2608.

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Expansion Markets

The demand continues for quality, reliable janitorial services, and promising franchise opportunities currently exist throughout North America and around the world.

  • The United States – ServiceMaster Clean is continually expanding across the country, likely in a market near you.
  • International – We have established franchise locations worldwide, including Canada, Columbia, India, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, The United Kingdom and the United States. And we are continuing to expand our international franchise presence.

Established Businesses for Sale

  • The unprecedented opportunity may also exist to buy an operating business. These businesses have the potential to deliver several unique advantages:
  • Reduced start-up time
  • Lower investment costs
  • Experienced employees
  • Existing customer base
  • An established and recognizable brand
  • The accelerated ramp-up to growth

Our Ideal Owner

At ServiceMaster Clean, we are seeking franchisees who are business-minded individuals that possess outstanding management, sales and customer service skills and who enjoy working with and developing people.

  • The skills that make an ideal ServiceMaster Clean franchisee can come from a wide range of backgrounds including:
  • Janitorial
  • Hospitality
  • Corporate America
  • Recent Graduates
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Military Veterans

Investments and Qualifications:

Clean (Janitorial)

Example of Possible Available Financing and Minimum Working Capital

Standard Offer

Franchise Fee $ 31,500.00
Equipment Credit (12 Months) $ 20,000.00
Working Capital $ 35,000.00
Total $ 86,500.00

80% Financing Through SMAC

Franchise Fee $ 25,200.00
Equipment Credit $ 20,000.00
SMAC Financing $ 41,200.00- $45,200.00
Down Payment $ 6,300.00- $10,300.00
Working Capital $ 35,000.00
Total Liquid Capital Required $ 41,300.00 - $45,300.00

**Working capital - This capital is required prior to signing a ServiceMaster Janitorial or Floor Care Franchise Agreement. This capital may be needed to cover Initial Investment costs and capital needs of the business during the start-up phase. Initial investment costs are detailed in ITEM 7 of the Franchise Disclosure Document.

Important: These figures are estimates, and ServiceMaster cannot guarantee that you will not have additional expenses starting your business. Your costs will depend on factors such as: how much you adhere to the ServiceMaster methods and procedures; your management skills; experience and business acumen; local economic conditions; the local market for our product/service; the prevailing wage rate; competition; and the sales level you are able to reach during the initial period.

SMAC will not provide working capital funding. Your personal banking relationship may provide working capital funding. SMAC requires the minimum working capital shown above in personal liquid assets to qualify for purchasing a franchise even if you are able to fund working capital through a lender.

The franchise sales information on this website does not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states before offering and selling a franchise in that jurisdiction. NY NOTE: This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with the law. ServiceMaster Residential/Commercial Services L.P. Minnesota File No. F8254. ServiceMaster Residential/Commercial Services L.P. 150 Peabody Place. Memphis. TN 38103-3720.

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