If a technician wants to learn the carpet cleaning business inside and out, they’ll need to train with an organization that’s helped professionals for years. Many technicians make the mistake of jumping into business ownership before studying the finer aspects of running a company. It’s not enough to just provide expert service because the company’s owner must be able to keep it successful on the backend as well. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) can help the owner with this, providing continuing education resources to the professionals that need them.
Once a technician gets certified and spends some time in the industry, they may be ready to bring in employees and start their own business. To make the transition successfully, the owner will need to be comfortable with marketing, pricing their services, maintaining company paperwork and finances, interacting with customers, and keeping their employees safe. To learn these aspects of the carpet cleaning business, the owner should consider the IICRC’s continuing education courses. These classes are online and at seminars around the country, giving owners the opportunity to meet other company owners that have experience and success. As a registrant with the IICRC, a firm owner will have access to the best minds in the industry, giving them an edge over the competition.