Question: What is the name of your business?
Your Answer: Kleanification
Question: Where is your business located (city & state)? Who are the customers you serve? What products or services does you company provide?
Your Answer: Los Angeles CA, 45+ and upper class area, Kleanification is a residential cleaning service.
Question: When did you start your business? Why did you decide to start your own business?
Your Answer: Kleanification idea was started in December of 2014 and it did not offically start bussiness until March 25, 2015.
Kleanification came about after a split of a long term relationship with a child involed. As a single mom i had to figure out how i was going to survive and make my life happy. I had to start from the bottom and have faith. I started with finding shelter first, then a job to get me back on my feet, then i thought about what is it that i want to do in my late 20, and what have i tried to do and what can i do. I met my boss at the time on the job and he mentor me and ask me tough question and did the prove and tell and i pass those test. His last question to me what would be the name of my cleaning business if i had one. Two week i thought played around with some words. Cleanification came up, he said spell it with a K. From that moment i did my homework and found out what it took to clean house, which is a lot by the way but it was nothing i never did before i apply my Navy Knowledge and a little common sense and made it happen. While going though the small step to formulate my business plan i found so much pride into giving back and creating job for other people who have dreams and just want a starting point.
Question: Did you quit your "day job" to start your business? How did you initially fund your business?
No i never quit because i believe it take money to make money. I did not like the day to day task or labor but i new my job was my life line to my dreams and if i had a business, i would hope my employee share the same values.
Question: What has been the biggest challenge in running your company?
SUPPORT AND INCOME.
I was a new single mom and money was hard to come by between bill and light and gas so all my extra went into my business expensive and it seem like no want me or thought i can do it. The support i did get was from my Navy family in different state and my mentor and other business related individuals.
Question: What’s been the biggest opportunity that came from owning your business?
The Name geting my D.B.A and opening up my bussiness account and finishing my bussiness plan, and gain a independent contractor for cleaning services need in Los Angeles
Question: What has surprised you most about being your own boss?
The Self Pride and the dedication i feel to small business's owner like myself to give more job to working class family
Question: Is there a success tactic you’d like to share that could help other business owners (i.e. implementing new software, tactic to grow sales, etc.)?
A computer is our best friend some brushing up on computer skills is a must
Question: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to other small business owners?
My advice is to breath sleep and love your business and to be a good trustworthy business owner it takes a lot of work but it is obtainable.