Greetings everyone. I enjoy spending time on this forum. I think its gold and I appreciate all the helps I received since I joined this place and would like to return the favour in the future when I have something to offer. I'm in the process of setting up a cleaning business at the moment (don't want to work for anyone else). My idea is to start off domestic, then commercial. Been doing lot of door knocking around Leytonstone/Leyton area so far. I have to say it is not a good area for getting clients. Many just can't afford it. (I charge £12 per hour, some were expecting £5 per hour). Few people I spoke to told me I should try local businesses. I don't know how much I should charge them and I'd expect most business already have a cleaner. So can I get them? I can only think of 2 reason why looking for another cleaner. A:they are not happy with their current cleaner, B: I can charge less. I'm planning to do some cold calling tomorrow to see what happens.